Sunday, January 27, 2013

You Warm my Heart

Earlier in the week, I got my first sets of stamps from Fresh Squeezed Stamps. I thought I’d try them out on this card for their monthly Squeeze-a-palooza challenge to create a Valentine's Day themed project. 

I used the new Hot, Hot, Hot set and this week’s sketch from Deconstructed Sketches for my card. I ended up adjusting the layout from a square to a standard A2 size to fit what I had in mind.  The set's to go cup is my focal image. I colored the cup with Copic markers and cut it out, then added a silver heart shaped brad to it for a whimsical touch.  I used  a little foam tape to adhere it to the round panel. 

Instead of using circles, I die cut a bunch of hearts in coordinating shades of pinks and reds to arrange along the left edge of the patterned paper panel. Once I settled on an arrangement for the hearts, I adhered the round panel on top.  The panel is matted with red cardstock, then adhered to a kraft card base.  I stamped the set's "'you warm my heart" sentiment near the bottom of the cardfront in black ink. I probably should have used a brown ink, but I really like the bold look of the Versafine ink for sentiments.  Guess I need to find it in brown . . .

Materials Used:
Hot, Hot, Hot stamp set (Freshly Made Stamps); Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); With Love 6x6 paper pad, silver heart brad (Recollections-Michaels); Shapes:  Hearts dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); circle dies (Spellbinders); foam tape


  1. eeek! Lori, this is awesome! LOVE those new stamps and think I need them. Wait, I know I need
    Thanks for enabling me ;)

    Thanks for playing along with the sketch too!

  2. Oh my, this is cute! Love those hearts and I always love a good latte card. :) Thanks for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

  3. What a super cute card! The coloring on the cup is amazing!

  4. This is wicked cute Lori!! I love how you used hearts instead of the circles! Awesome job as usual! So glad you could play along with us this week at Deconstructing Sketches!

  5. Oh my this is sweet! Love what you put together here, Lori!! Your coloring is awesome and I love the heart brad on the label. Thank you for playing along with Fresh Squeezed Stamps! :)


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