Heart Series – Black & White Stripes

HeartsInStripesI have done a series of cards using heart shapes that I thought would be interesting for you to see.   Not necessarily Valentine cards but definitely cards meant to express love for any of the many occasions when it is appropriate and heartfelt.

This first in the series is done using the Tim Holtz Hearts die which I have barely covered with white embossing powder and then outlined in a heavy coat of gold embossing powder.  Each heart is raised up with dimensionals at different heights.  (I apologize for not getting side shots so that you could see the dimension better!)

My paper is from a small mat stack from DCWV called ‘the Tradewinds’…  I find myself going back to that stack again and again for its rich colors and use of gilding.  (In fact, the 12 x 12 stack was recently more than 50% off at Joann’s and I triumphantly added to my cart!!  Been waiting for that one for a couple of years…) In addition, I used plain white card stock to cut with my Spellbinder’s Lattice die for more depth in layering. I did distress each layer with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool but did not ink the edges, preferring a little more white on the card.

I love the wide, black and white striped cotton ribbon from May Arts and was really pleased with it on this card.  My little gold ribbon was from the Dollar Bin at Michael’s.  The antique metal stud flourish was from my stash but I believe it was from Michael’s Recollections collection.

All in all, I was pleased with the unconventional look and color of this card and, I think, the person who purchased it was pleased as well!

Your comments mean so much to me and I love getting them, so stop a minute and let me know what you think!  Blessings and Hugs….


About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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One Response to Heart Series – Black & White Stripes

  1. mary anne says:

    When I saw this all I could do was say oooooh and stare for the longest time. I love all the details and colors – wow

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