Jan 14 2008

Pocket Heart

Today’s Try a New Technique Challenge at SCS was to do a pocket heart — they provided a template and you can get it by clicking here. The moment I saw that template, I just KNEW it would be the right size and shape to house my beloved Lace Heart by Flourishes. And, YES, BINGO — A PERFECT FIT!!! What are the chances!!! And although I do not have the Heart Nestabilities by Spellbinders, I am told this heart is also a perfect fit there — how fun!!! Here’s my pocket heart, so fun and easy to do:

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The style of this card goes right back to the roots of why I wanted to stamp in the first place. This is the style that first captured my heart. I have learned to truly enjoy and love many, many styles over the years, but still, a card like this just speaks to my heart!

I traced and cut my heart template on a piece of Prismatics Suede Brown Medium by Prism Paper (just love the texture to that paper!). I then scored on the lines marked as such.I used SU’s retired French Script with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Dark Brown to stamp the overall script on the exposed portions of the heart pocket. I edged the heart DTP (direct to paper) with another ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Peach Pastel. I then edged again, just the very edges, with the Dark Brown. My Lace Heart by Flourisheswas stamped with the above Dark Brown ink onto SU’s Blush Blossom cardstock and cut out. It is mounted onto the brown pocket heart with Dimensionals. A Vanilla Taffeta bow was adhered with a Mini Glue Dot, as were the half pearls from the Pretties Kit. The pin, also from the Pretties Kit, worked it’s way between the two hearts. The highly embossed DP is called English Floral Embossed by K and Co. from Michaels (just love it!!!). The pink organdy is Offray and the Taffeta is Vanilla by SU.

  • Stamps: Lace Heart by Flourishes; retired French Script by SU
  • Paper: SU: Blush Blossom; Prism Papers: Prismatics Suede Dark Brown. DP: English Floral Embossed by K and Co.
  • Ink: ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Dark Brown and Peach Pastel.
  • Accessories: Heart Template, Ribbons, Pretties Kit, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.

That’s it for right now!!! Fun, fun project — try this pocket heart –you’ll love it, too!!! As always, I appreciate you stopping in!!! Have a great day!!!

39 responses so far

39 Responses to “Pocket Heart”

  1. Cathy says:

    Lovely card! Like you colour choice -very pretty.

  2. Tracy says:

    This card is just gorgeous!!

  3. Lisa says:

    Sharon, this is so beautiful! It is so elegant-looking! I especially love those pearls!

  4. Kiko says:

    This is signature Sharon Johnson! What a timeless classic this is… absolutely beautiful! The scripted heart pocket buttoned up with those pearls is totally inspired. Elegant, soft, and sexy all at the same time!

  5. Deb Neerman says:

    Wowsa!! Just stunning Sharon!! And soooo elegant, too!

    I’ll have to grab a copy of that template and give it a whirl … I can only hope mine would come out half as nice as yours.

    TFS & Big Hugs, Deb

    PS: I thin’ we both need to ask our ‘Valentines’ for the heart shaped Nesties, huh?!? And, of course, for the usual chocolates, too!

  6. DeborahLynneS says:

    Ohhh, so very gorgeous!!! I love this style, as you know, as well!!! This is amazing–wow!!! (you know, good friends usually give their good friends Valentines, hint, hint!!!) LOVE IT!!!

  7. Sandy Kay says:

    GORGEOUS – now where do I find that template??
    Sandy Kay

  8. Sandy Kay says:

    Duh, sorry, didn’t read it thoroughly enough!

  9. Cindy says:

    I just had to post and say…this is the most beautiful card I have ever seen!!

  10. flossie says:

    This card is beautiful, love the vintage look of it and that wonderful heart pocket

  11. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Oh my gosh, how do you do it? This card and style speaks to me as well! So, so beautiful Sharon, the DP is just perfect for this card. Drats, I can’t case, I don’t have those papers (well, I could improvise) and I have ordered that heart . . . hmmmmmm

  12. Kelly says:

    Gorgeous Sharon!! Wowwee I love it!!

  13. leslierich says:

    This speaks to my heart as well, Sharon. It’s utterly gorgeous! So many pretty, feminine elements. I love how perfectly the heart fits in its pocket. It feels so good just to look at this beauty!

  14. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    WOW Sharon!!!! This card is stunning, but then, all of your cards are :D:D:D

  15. Nancy Riley says:

    Sharon, this card is FIRST CLASS (as always)! Extremely impressive!

  16. Just beautiful..so soft and pretty! I really love the heart envelope!

  17. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful card!!! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing…

  18. Melanie says:

    Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card, I wil have to try one, thanks for providing the link!

  19. Becky G says:

    Oh my! This is gorgeous!

  20. Phyllis Rollins says:

    Heartstopingly beautiful!

  21. Joani says:

    Very pretty, very elegant! I just love it!
    Hugs,
    Joani

  22. Karen Wallace says:

    This is beautiful, I love how elegant this is.
    Karen W

  23. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – Your card is stunning!!! I love the elegant look – the pearls, the ribbon and the DSP are just absolutely beautiful!!!

  24. Pinky says:

    Sharon, this is such a classy Valentine card. I love it and how you put that pearl stick pin on the card to embellish it.

    Pinky

  25. Lori says:

    What a stunning and gorgeous card! I just love how you used the pocket, and the colors and stamping are so beautiful. I’m a big fan of elegant cards too, and yours is an inspiration to me!

  26. Mary says:

    WOW, your card is so excusite! The colors are beautiful & so soft and the pearl pin really puts the zing into it!. I just love all your creations. Thanks so much for the inspirations. Now,I have to try & find the pattern somewhere on line so I can try one.

  27. Chris says:

    So elegant…Love the pearl pin and the background stamped!! Gorgeous touch with the ribbons too. I loved this challenge too!

  28. Janine says:

    Absolutely beautiful and I love the giraffe too.

  29. Just when I think your cards cannot get any more beautiful, you post a zinger. I am gob-smacked. This looks like it would come from a high end boutique. Very dazzling.

  30. (I’m still trying to pick my jaw up from off the ground!!!) This card is beyond beautiful…AMAZING!

  31. Donelda says:

    Sharon, this is amazing!! You never fail to amaze me!!!!!! Thank you so much for your inspiration — you motivate me to continue to work at this craft!!

  32. Peg says:

    Thanks so much for the beautiful, elegant card, Sharon! I love the template and can’t wait to try it. What is the size of your finished card?

  33. Kari says:

    WOW!!! Your card is gorgeuos! I love everything about it!

  34. Rose Ann says:

    Wow….I absolutely LOVE this!! The papers and colors are beautiful, and I love the pin and pearls!! Very romantic!

  35. America says:

    This is stunning!! LOVE everything about it. Its wodnerful.

  36. Valonda says:

    very pretty card! love the addition of the pin, it adds just the right touch.

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  38. Monica Valenzuela says:

    Hello This is so pretty but I tried to get template it won’t let me ? Can you help me please what or do you have to have membership??

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