The Pumpkin Party – add a spooky touch to your Halloween party invitations with edding matt paint markers
The American tradition of celebrating Halloween has become increasingly popular in Europe in recent years. Children love nothing more than to invite their friends to Halloween parties and dress up in scary costumes before knocking on the doors of neighbouring houses and asking “trick or treat?” This year, why not design your own unique and spooky invitation cards especially for the occasion? The most important tool for the job is an edding matt paint marker.
To create your own Halloween invitation cards you will need:
- The edding 4040 matt paint marker in the colours yellow and black.
- A4 size grey, black and yellow cardstock.
- Transparent paper.
- Yellow tracing paper.
- A hole punch, two black eyelets and rivet pliers.
- A length of black satin ribbon.
- Compasses or a small, round cup, glass.
Step-by-step instructions for designing your own invitation card with edding matt paint markers:
- For a folded card: cut a piece of card that measures 20 x 30 cm from the grey card and fold in half so that it measures 20 x 15 cm. Make a centre fold in both halves to create a “zigzag” card.
- Place the transparent paper over the lettering template provided in these instructions and trace over it.
- Position the transparent paper on the front of the card, place the yellow copying paper beneath it and transfer the lettering with a ballpoint pen.
- Go over the lettering with the edding matt paint marker.
- Use the compasses or a small cup/glass to draw a circle at the bottom right of the front of the card and cut out the circle from the card.
- Cut out a circle the same size from the yellow cardstock and glue it inside the card at the bottom right to serve as the moon.
- Place the transparent paper over the bat templates in these instructions and trace them.
- Position the transparent paper on the black card, place the yellow tracing paper underneath and transfer the “bats” with a ballpoint pen (alternatively the bats can be copied by hand).
- Cut out the bats and give them yellow eyes with the edding matt paint marker.
- Glue the bats to the card; ideally glue one so that it is flying in front of the moon.
- For the seal, punch a hole in the centre of the bottom edge of the card, attach two black rivets and seal the entire thing with the decorative ribbon - finished!
Activating your edding matt paint marker:
- Shake the pen firmly with the cap closed.
- Pump the pen’s nib carefully up and down on a piece of scrap paper until ink runs into the nib.
- Try a few strokes with the marker on the scrap paper.
- Don’t forget to always put the cap on again firmly after use.