Jan 10 2008

Black Lace Heart

Published by at 3 09 pm under Valentines,Wedding Cards

This is a card I did with one of my most very favorite stamps — Lace Heart by Flourishes. I just can’t get enough of this heart. I know I’ll be using this heart over and over again for years to come, especially on wedding cards. I love having a go-to stamp that I KNOW will always work for me when I need something specific.


This was really a rather quick and simple card to make. The black card base is 5.5″ square, my favorite size. I use 6″ envelopes that I get from Action Envelopes. My heart is stamped with Versa Mark onto black cardstock and embossed in white, then cut out. The Love is black embossed. The white heart panel (5 1/4 x 4) is run through the Cuttlebug with the hearts embossing folder. The border of white flowers are rubbed on with SU’s new Eastern Elegance rub-ons. Love them!!! They are so crisp in black and white!!! Black organdy ribbon is wrapped around the entire card frontand both images are up on mounting tape.

  • Stamps: Lace Heart by Flourishes
  • Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Black and White Embossing Powder, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons by SU, Black Organdy Ribbon, Cuttlebug and Hearts Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch

Things I never tell you: Not intentionally, I just never think of it!

  1. I get a lot of questions about not only tying ribbon, but also how I wrap the ribbon around the card. Well, there is often confusion about this simple issue because 99% of all cards I make are top fold, and people often assume they are side fold. Sometimes the angle of my photo will clearly show it is a top fold, but sometimes not, and I have been negligent in not pointing that out in each upload. Sorry about that. Just keep in mind most of my cards are top fold, and that should clear up most questions on ribbon wrapping.
  2. I use the Scor-Pal on EVERY SINGLE card I make, but I never remember to mention it — kind of like a paper cutter — we don’t mention paper cutters, but we all use them on everything! Even if my card or project has no obvious scoring on it, I score the fold on every card with it — can’t imagine being without it once having it!!!
  3. On the issue of unanswered questions. I am sorry. I get a lot of email questions every day on my Blogs posts. I honestly do try to answer them all, but in reality, it is just about impossible to keep up. I am WAY behind right now. I do value your questions, because when I see the same one coming in repeatedly, then I know I have failed in writing an adquate and complete post on my project. I then go back and edit my post so future readers might *get it* with the added information. Thank you for alerting me to those situations. And often times, a thorough reading of the original post may answer your question. Like I said, I am way behind right now, so if you’ve had a question I haven’t responded to and if it’s important that you receive an answer, please email me again and I’ll try to do better about keeping up, but I need a fresh starting point — sorry, but I just wanted to explain and not have so many of you think I’m just ignoring your letters. I truly appreciate you all!!!

That’s it for now. I’ll be posting my Friday Stamp Simply Challenge in the morning, so hope some of you can play again. Last week’s Long and Low Challenge had the most participants EVER — thank you all so much — and if you haven’t checked out the entries, click here — these cards are SO FABULOUS, and I LOVE the long and low orientation. THANK YOU ALL for giving me so many more and good ideas!!! See you later!!!

15 responses so far

15 Responses to “Black Lace Heart”

  1. joyk says:

    This card is gorgeous (so what else is new lol) love the black and white!
    The rub-ons look fantastic… can’t wait to try them.

  2. Sharon this is so very pretty. I am really all into black and white at this time!

  3. joann(sarahzoe) says:

    Sharon, Every card you make with this heart is just gorgeous. The black and white is so elegant. I was wondering how those rub-ons would look. They are beautiful on the black. I guess you answered my question.

  4. Lynn says:

    This card beautiful, the black and white are so striking and the rub ons are perfect with this!

  5. Really pretty card! I love this. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great night!

  6. lacyquilter says:

    What a stunning card.

  7. Rose Ann says:

    This is so beautiful in black & white! I love the embossing (dry and heat), and I love how you used the rub-ons! Gorgeous! (I hope your workshop went well!)

  8. leslierich says:

    This is simply beautiful in the elegant style that’s so wonderfully YOU, Sharon! I know for a fact I need these rub ons now. You put together an absolutely gorgeous card with the embossed background and the black and white scheme. Thank you for always inspiring!

  9. Sue says:

    This is so beautiful! This is my favorite stamp right now too. It will never leave my house as long as I’m alive! LOL Can’t wait to try a black/white card. Thanks for your gorgeous sample!

  10. Linda Bullard says:

    Absolutely stunning, Sharon! Your talent/gift for creating these elegant beauties never ceases to amaze me! Thank you so much for sharing with us all. Linda

  11. Joani says:

    I love how elegant it looks. Black and white are always classic!

  12. I haven’t tried the rubons yet, they are pretty. This card is so elegant looking, I love it!

  13. Dell says:

    Beautiful card. I do have a question. I am trying to design wedding invites for my sister. You used the 5.5 inch card. Where did you find the template for the inside wording for the invite?

  14. may says:

    i love it

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