The german laceguild celebrated 25th anniversary last year and asked their members for greeting card entries (see all here). This is my entry in which I tried to combine some lace techniques. Unfortunately I took no step by step fotos this time, grrrr, because I was in a hurry to finish in time for the show ;-)) And please keep in mind these are my very very first steps in needle lace ;-))).
As such a card is a nice trial to play with techniques, I would like to inspire you and here's the information how I did it:
1. row: tatted an empty heart out of chains with picots,
2. row: tatted rings and chains
3. row: tatted chains with joining beads
4. and 5. row: crocheting the surrounding
Next steps: filling the totally emtpy heart in the center with several needle lace stitches, separate parts through 2 lines, spider filling, wheels).