So this is the third summer in a row that I have a received a wedding invitation. I won't be attending this long-distance wedding, but of course I've made a card to accompany a gift ($$). For a long time I have wanted a reason to stitch Luli's heart design. Click that link to get the free pdf chart if you are interested. It's perfect for a wedding card, but to make it fit, I had to stitch it over-one. It's done on a light mocha 28 ct count Cashel. I changed the main color to blue (DMC 322) after I saw a finish using blue on someone's blog. It's always so hard to find the right fabric to get enough contrast for white designs without killing my eyes. Over-one is hard enough. I added a few white seed beeds and I'm not sure they even show up all that well.
I did a free hand drawing and cutting job to make the skewed heart-shaped window. Worked out pretty well. The mat looks really nice with the cream-colored border. I thought about doing a ribbon bow or something, but those add bulk and since I'm mailing it, I preferred that it be as flat as possible. That little trail of multi-colored hearts had to do for the understated embellishment. While looking for inspiration, I did see a nice scrapbook punch that can make little slits that would allow you to thread a ribbon through the card nicely. But I resisted the urge to add yet another tool that I would use infrequently to my limited storage space.