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    What to include in festive party invitations

    The nights are getting longer and it’s starting to snow, the festive season is fast approaching.  There are all kinds of wonderful get togethers with friends and family to look forward to. If you’re the host(ess) with the most(ess) and you’re planning events this holiday season, then you need the perfect festive party invitations.

    What needs to go in your invites

    Firstly, you’ll need to think about what to actually include in your invites. Here are some important details to add:

    • Date.
    • Location.
    • Time.
    • Contact details so the recipient can RSVP. It’s also useful to ask if anyone has any dietary requirements that should be catered for.
    • Clothing advice. If some of the party will be held outdoors, you should recommend that they bring warm clothing and wellies/rain boots.

    Designing party invitations

    Whatever kind of event you’re hosting, the invitation is the first opportunity you have to make it memorable and amazing. It’s a chance to be creative and colorful. The invitation’s job is to make someone excited about an event. They should see it and already be looking forward to attending.

    Whether it’s a Christmas party, New Year’s Eve celebration or it’s a loved one’s birthday party, creating the perfect invite makes everyone feel welcome.

    Here are a few other invitations that the Chameleon Creative Community have designed for different kinds of events to give you a little inspiration when it comes to making your own.

    Mardi Gras Invite

    Image by Tanya Batrak

    Tanya Batrak created this beautiful invitation for a Mardi Gras party. Although the event is different to a festive party, her creativity and use of color is something that can be taken on board when you design your own.

    She also designed a pop out cube which you can place into the beautiful envelope. This meant that when her recipients opened the invite, they were met with a magical effect that they weren’t expecting.

    Wedding Invite

    Image by Ilina Crouse

    This invitation is one that we’ve showcased before, but we had to show it again because of just how beautiful it is. Simple, elegant and sophisticated, this invitation was designed by Ilina Crouse for her wedding.

    The foiled design catches your eye and immediately lets the recipient know that this event is special. The beautiful floral image is an effective splash of color that doesn't take anything away from the invitation’s simplicity.

    Any card design can be the basis of a fantastic festive invitation. Create an amazing seasonal scene on the front and include the details on the back. If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at the following videos from Ilina Crouse and Cathy Andronicou. 

    Video by Cathy Andronicou

    Video by Ilina Crouse

    Create amazing work with Chameleon Pens

    Tanya and Ilina both used Chameleon Pens when creating their amazing invitations. The pens allowed them to find the perfect color tones to use. The innovative Mixing Chamber allows you to experiment with different gradients and tones to find the right blend to suit you.

    The pens allow for seamless color gradations and the Bullet and Brush Nibs help you to create intricate artwork to make your invitations stand out. Chameleon Pens can be used for all kinds of projects, helping to elevate your work and give it that professional touch.

    Whatever you do create when it comes to your festive party invitations, make sure to share them with the Chameleon Creative Community. It’s a hub of colorists, crafters, professional artists and hobbyists who publish and share their work.

    It’s a great place to go to learn a new skill or discover something amazing. You can watch video tutorials and follow along at home or find out more about our featured artists. It’s a place for people like you, who are always looking for new ways of developing their artistic talent. Get involved and watch your techniques improve and evolve.

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    Main Title Image by Ilina Crouse