This probably sounds weird, but sometimes I wonder how people do their own printing when they purchase printables from my shop. So I decided to see exactly how it worked. I assume a lot of people print them at photocards, but I wasn't really wanting that look, so I set out to find a better option.
I found some cream pearl paper at Joann's, which is really what started this whole print-them-myself thing. I had never seen pearl paper on the shelves at my local paper or craft store & I wondered how it would work on an inkjet printer. So set to find out.
I am happy to say, it worked like a charm. I designed, then printed & cut. Then to give them a more 'vintage' feel I used a gold ink pad to age the edges. This is a great trick my neighbor showed me to give the edges just a bit more definition or an aged look depending on what color you use.
Next time you buy a printable, whether it be an invite or piece of artwork, think about printing it on a fun paper as opposed to sending it to your local photo printer...I'm kind of in love with it now.
These invitations are available in two colors, in the shop now.