Monday, September 30, 2013

Congratulations, and BEST WISHES!

Congratulations to the newlyweds, Kate and John!  Your wedding day looked like a fairytale come true!  (I can't wait to see more pictures!)  The i {heart} papers design team and guest designers wanted to do something special in celebration of this momentous occasion, so we are having a blog hop.  It's our way of sending our very best wishes for happiness, joy and blessings for today and always!

The Fall colors were beginning to make their debut in some of your wedding and honeymoon photos, and I was inspired to try to capture some of those textures and hues on paper.  I gathered some rich gold, burgundy and "weathered wood" designer paper prints from several 6 x 6 pads, along with a calendar scrap left over from another project. a handful of distress markers in coordinating colors, and a few wooden letters from my seemingly limitless stash...

Using the markers, I scribbled distress ink randomly onto a silicone mat, misted it with sparkly gold Smooch spritz, then dragged some ivory card stock through it.  Once it dried, I die-cut leaves using Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies, inking the edges with distress ink and popping them onto the layout with foam dots for more dimension.

Taking your husband's name as part of your own is a big deal, so I used wooden letters colored with distress ink to add Kate's new name just above the greeting.

Simple Stories Say Cheese designer paper
Authentique Strong designer paper (background, ticket stubs, weathered wood)
Tim Holtz distress markers
Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink 
Smooch spritz
Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies
Flourishes Old-Fashioned Floral stamp (sentiment)
WPlus9 Lacey Layers dies (for small contrasting circle under the date)
1mm and 2mm foam adhesive

I am so excited for you as you begin your new life together! Sending lots of love, and many blessings!

Here are the participants for today's hop!


  1. Such a beautiful card, Deb! I love how you included the name, perfect.

  2. Love this card Deb! So much dimension and what a great idea to include her new name!

  3. Thank you! This is lovely. The colors are perfect and I love the wooden name on it. (And yeah, an entire day of running around to change my name! Not fun but totally worth it!)

  4. I love how you personalized this!! So pretty Deb.

  5. Deb, this is beautiful! I love the way you created the leaves--they look amazing!

  6. This is gorgeous and I love how you personalized this for Kate!

  7. this project makes my card look dumb :( so much effort and personalization, it's really special!