Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Introducing: When Hearts Collide

Hello and happy Wednesday!

There is lots that is making my heart happy today.  My kids are finally heading back to school after an extra, extra long holiday break, we are going up to 23 degrees Fahrenheit today, and I get to preview another awesome set from Fresh Squeezed stamps!

When Hearts Collide is a collection of adorable hearts and a few well chosen and well designed sentiments (like the one above).  For my card, I stamped and masked a series of hearts on a panel of cream cardstock.  Next, I stamped the sentiment in kraft ink and added a few enamel dots. 

I rounded the opposite corners of the stamped panel and adhered it with foam tape to a wheat colored card base. I always struggle with whether to round corners or not and my friend, Lindsay from Note to Self, shared her tip with me.  Her advice is to look at the shapes in the design.  Rounded shapes? Go ahead and round those corners.  Angular shapes? Leave the corners squared. Since hearts are round on top and pointy at the bottom, I decided to round the opposite corners. 

I also wanted to share my color inspiration for my card today.  I took a few liberties with the colors adding some deeper shades of merlot, but I loved the colors found in these rosy grapes.

Please be sure to stop by the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog today for even more inspiration using When Hearts Collide and for a chance to win this set.  Both Love Signs and When Hearts Collide will be available for purchase on Friday, January 10th! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous!!! A wonderful rainbow of warm colors! I love that you were able to show off so many of the fun hearts. (Glad your temps are warming up!)

  2. Love the sweet colours and the overlapping hearts.


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