Monday, September 30, 2013

Wedding Wishes for Kate and John

Kate, the owner of i {heart} papers, got married last weekend and the IHP DT and our current guest designers are showering her with cards today in honor of this special event. I used stamps from Lawn Fawn along with the current Deconstructed Sketch to put together this card that’s already making its way to the newlyweds.

Since they had an outdoor wedding, I went with a card that incorporated elements with nature-inspired patterns. I stamped the large woodgrain background image from the Woodgrain Backdrops set in brown pigment ink on the kraft panel , then heat embossed the stamped image.  The embossed panel is inked with some distress inks for a more rustic look. I stamped one of the set’s heart images on the back of the panel, then used a craft knife to cut it out along the outline.  The open space is backed with a cream flecked cardstock to look (somewhat) like the wood inside the tree. I layered the woodgrain panel on a pair of solid cardstock mats, then adhered it to a piece of honeycomb patterned paper.

The “wedding wishes” sentiment from the Sophie’s Sentiments set is stamped on a red cardstock strip using brown ink.  I edged the strip with some cream ruffled trim, then set it over the woodgrain embossed panel along with a strip of heart patterned paper.  I knotted a piece of ivory faux suede ribbon and adhered it to the left edge of the paper strips.  A trio of brown enamel dots finishes off the design.

Here are links to the rest of the IHP DT members who are wishing Kate and John well today:

Lori--you're here!

Congratulations again to Kate and John (and Mr. Barbo and Boo Boo, too) from me and Chloe the cutie puppy!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrops and Sophie’s Sentiments stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink, Simple Stories 24/Seven 6x6 paper pad, May Arts ivory faux suede ribbon, Doodlebug Design Bon Bon Brown Sprinkles

other:  More Mustard and Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Kraft Like a Rockstar Ivory cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps);  Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress inks (Ranger); Zing Chestnut embossing powder (American Crafts); Seen and Noted 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles)


  1. Love it, Lori! Using the woodgrain was a great idea, goes well with their wedding!! :-)

  2. Thank you, friend! This is perfect! It's actually the set I used for a few thank you cards! You captured the feel perfectly!

  3. This is so sweet! I love the woodgrain.

  4. This is a sweet wedding card!!
    Very homey !! :)) :))

  5. Love the woodgrain and how you "tied" the knot!!! Perfect card for the newlyweds!!!

  6. i love the heart cut out of the wood!


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