Halloween is right around the corner and these laser cut invitations are a great way to let everyone know about your upcoming celebration.
Using white-core card stock and foam, we'll show you how to create these fun and festive invitations. Perfect for kid's parties or adult gatherings, these invites will get your guests in the mood for fun!
The Epilog system used for this project was a 50-watt Helix
First, open the file sc_halloween_invite.cdr.
Insert a black foamie sticky sheet in the upper left corner of the machine.
Select the background layer and bats and send only that job to the laser.
Perform the same steps with each of the layers.
You'll want to consult your owner's manual for specific settings, but on a 50-watt Helix, we used the following settings:
Engraving: 100% speed, 15% power
Foam Cutting: 60% speed, 30% power, 500 frequency
Paper Cutting: 70% speed, 20% power, 500 frequency
When you have all of the pieces cut and engraved, it's time to assemble the invitation. You should have the following:
Black foam background
Orange foam pumpkin cut out
Two orange foam bat cut outs
Three black foam bat cut outs
Engraved/cut cardstock invitation
Begin by removing the adhesive back of the orange foam cut out. Then apply it to the front of the black cut out. Don't forget to add the orange bats to the front of the invitation.
Next, adhere the black foam bats on the engraved invitation. Finally, remove the adhesive back from the black foam cut out, attach the invitation and you've got a fun and festive way to celebrate our favorite spooky holiday.