Romantique Garden Wedding Portfolio
Hello, Friends! When I was a young girl (many loooooong years ago!) my best friend’s mother grew bleeding heart bushes in her flower garden. Every year, I would wait with great anticipation for them to bloom. There was something about these brilliant pink heart shaped flowers that just drew me in. They were delicate and dramatic in their unique beauty. Nothing else in the garden looked quite like them. So when Heartfelt Creations released the new Romantique Garden Collection, I was anxious to create with it. This week, I have a Romantique Garden Wedding portfolio to share with you all.
I began with a blank 8 1/2″ x 11″ Sara’s Surfaces Portfolio covering it with papers and images from the collection along with some of the corner dies from Cut, Mat, Create 2B Die.
I also added some Prima bling to the mix.
Stickles just seemed appropriate.
The portfolio opens at the top. I secured it with a velcro dot.
It opens out to reveal black and white wedding photos from a wedding with a Bleeding Hearts theme. Amazing, right?
Dont you love the photo of the bride and groom holding the heart shaped blossom in their hands?
It’s hard to see here, but the wedding cake also featured bleeding heart blooms.
I included some hidden journaling tags to write down memories from the special day. You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Romantique Garden Wedding Portfolio Album
Heartfelt Creations Products and Product Carried by HC:
HCDP1 249 Romantique Garden Paper Collection
HCD 755 Romantique Garden Die
HCD 747 Arianna Lace Die
Cut, Mat Create Dies (will vary based on the size of your photos)
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3641 Heartthrob PreCut Set
HCPC 3639 Love Bird Hangout PreCut Set
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
452255 Grand Calibur
Other Products: Paper: SU Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Pearlized White Cardstock(Core’dinations) Ink: Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink; Coloring Medium: Distress Markers (Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves) Other: detail water brush; 2″ wide organdy ribbon, 3/8″ wide satin ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Silver Heart Brads, Prima “Moulin Rouge” Border, Want to Scrap Finesse Rhinestone Swirls, Diamond Stickles, Velcro dots, Sara’s Surfaces 8 1/2″ x 11″ portfolio(Paper Wishes)
Ink all the edges and fold lines of the portfolio with Aged Mahogany and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, inside and out. Completely ink the spines, as shown. Set aside to dry. When the ink is dry. fold along the pre-scored lines to make a dimensional portfolio. Then, trace around the front section, the back section, the flaps and the interior using the designer paper of your choice. Cut out, and ink all the edges with Seedless Preserves DI. Use white glue to secure to the portfolio base, as shown. Trim the edges and re-ink where necessary.
For the front of the portfolio: Use the Lovebird Hangout 6″ x 6″ card front. Distress the edges and ink with Seedless Preserves. Cut the border strip from the collection and trim to 11 1/4″ long. Wrap with white organdy ribbon and mat with Blackberry and Razzleberry cardstock. Insert brads, and center behind the Lovebirds Hangout image. Mat with Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss cardstock, distressing and inking all the edges as you proceed. Attach to the front of the portfolio with foam tape. Add Diamond Stickles to the heartthrob flowers, color the birds with Aged Mahogany DI and lightly sponge the background. Add the die cut lace corners to the layer between the focal image and the mat, snipping the die cut so that it will curl around the sides of the focal. Add the Prima Crystals and lace, as shown. Add Diamond Stickles to the lace accents on the paper collection. Set aside to dry.
Stamp HCPC 3639 Border along the covered top flap of the portfolio using Aged Mahogany DI. Heat Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Color with Peeled Paint and Seedless Preserves Distress Markers. Add Diamond Stickles, as shown.
Die cut a set of the Bleeding Heart vines from white cardstock. Color the stems with Peeled Paint DI. Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the bleeding heart blossoms. Color with Aged Mahogany ink and shape. Add to the vines, securing with foam dots, as shown. Die cut the ticket and tab from the paper collection using HCD 745. Add to the front of the portfolio, as shown. Add the bows.
Cover the interior of the portfolio as shown. Add the Velcro dots before you decorate the covered portfolio. Add the Cut, Mat, Create A Mats, using foam dots to secure to the portfolio base. Leave the center and left edge open on one side of one mat so that you can tuck in some tags. Die cut your photos with the matching B dies. Add die cut tabs to photos before you mat them. Cut two tags using HCD 745 Luggage and Tags die and tuck behind the photo mat you prepared earlier. Add tickets, tags and artwork along with brads, rhinestone swirls and Prima velvet ribbon to decorate.
Hi, love this interesting creation of yours. Ecery fold has a supprise! oxo
This is just gorgeous! Love everything about it! Hugs!
What a gorgeous wedding keepsake Kathy! Beautifully decorated and perfect with the photos! Blessings! Kathy
Just a beautiful and well designed project! Amazing!
What an amazing project! I think I love all the bling the most. It matches perfectly! What a labor of love! You know, my mom always grew bleeding heart and when I had my garden in NC, I also had some. It is such a pretty flower!
Wow Kathy, what a gorgeous project!!! Love everything about it!!
Gorgeous!!! Hugs Liz xx
Kathy, this is just beautiful! A creation to be treasured for sure!
Hi Kathy, this is gorgeous.and a real keepsake. I love it, very much.
What a wonderful idea! A beautiful keepsake to be treasured! Love the gorgeous details you’ve added to make this even more special. I just LOVE how your mind works. I’ve said it before, but will say it again,… AH-MAZ-ing! Hugs, xx
Ohh Kathy, this is so precious. Very well done on an incredible, breath-taking project.
Sending love ~ (thanks for the email wishes … still not too well, but I’m hoping that things will be better very soon) ~ Cobs. x
Oh my word. Girl, I LOVE this. Such a beautiful design.
Beautifully designed and brilliantly executed, Kathy. I know this will be a cherished keepsake.
went to HOTP site……the product you used is not available. YUK!!! is there somewhere else I can get this?? Love your designs!!
Angela, I just went to their website and was able to add the item to my cart with no problem. Here’s the link: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4006503
Let them know I sent you, and good luck!
WOW!!! SO GORGEOUS! I love the way it opens to reveal the photos! The color scheme is wonderful and soft!
Amazingly beautiful Kathy! What a work of art and love…I’m sure this will be greatly treasured.
this is amazing. I can imagine the time it took it bring it all together, Love how you showcased the actual bleeding heart flower. Beautiful elements to make this so exquisite.
This project is just brilliant! What a beautiful keepsake! I love the suprise hidden journaling tags. Delightful and creative!
I’m always saying this but I think this is over the top beautiful! Such a creative project and I love each and every little detail!
Gorgeous Kathy such a beautiful way to show and keep special memories . There is a little bit of everything to remember those magical moments and treasure them together. Love the pad, mine arrived yesterday..x
Kathy this is so pretty, I love the bleeding heart flowers! They look so delicate and perfect for a wedding. You always add such great little details and this is a wonderful keepsake.