Hearts of a Different Color Challenge Results + Giveaway

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I love pink — in all hues and in any shape, but even I get burnt out on the sea of red, white, and pink that takes over stores first thing in January. As soon as the New Year arrives, chocolate hearts wrapped in pink-foil and silk roses all start to fill the aisles. And who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day? I have fond memories of trading valentines when I was in elementary school, and of sharing good meals with great friends now that I am adult. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers!

However, this special day does feel like one of the more repressive holidays. While pink and white are appropriate colors for sure, most stores seem unable or perhaps unwilling to step beyond that color palette. That’s probably why I enjoyed the results of our Hearts of a Different Color Challenge, which is currently being featured in the winter 2015 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. Editor Devon Warren challenged readers to create Valentine’s Day cards that utilize unique and unexpected colors and elements. There was such a huge outpouring of creativity that we now have over 20 pages showcasing the stunning results.

I wish I could show you every single card that was included in the challenge, but we don’t have enough space. So instead, I flipped through the pages and built a mini rainbow collection of Valentine’s Day cards. Hopefully these images will inspire you to venture out of your comfort zone, but if you’re just a die-hard fan of pink, white, and red, then at the very least these creative cards will definitely help you bring some new elements into your own creations. Check out the newest issue in person to see all the challenge results and for details on how to replicate the looks.

Also, don’t forget to pin your favorite for a chance to win one of three free copies of The Stampers’ Sampler. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for details on how to participate in our giveaway!

 

Hearts of a Different Color

Hearts of a Different Color - Red



Grace by Marge McGuire

This red and purple card features corrugated cardstock, a stamp with the definition of the word heart, and the interesting use of beads and brass wire.

Hearts of a Different Color - Orange



Be My Valentine by Kim Sears

The layered look of this card was achieved with cut out cardstock, stencils, stamps, and a tiny ribbon. The heart stamp itself almost resembles a Fabergé egg!

Hearts of a Different Color - Yellow



Love Garden by Shari Frost-Job

This garden of love was created with mulberry paper, heart stamps, and a cleverly attached green brad. The washi tape embellishment across the bottom is a nice touch, and the distressing on the mulberry paper adds depth to the background.

Hearts of a Different Color - Green



You Make Me Happy by Sharon Bruner

This card looks like a mini-collage! With multiple layers of paper and images, and even some sewing elements, there’s a lot to look at on this little card, but the message is delivered loud and clear.

Hearts of a Different Color - Blue/Green



Sincere Feelings by Marge McGuire

The peacock colors on this card make it truly stunning. Even with the use of four overlaying hearts, this still feels distinctly unique from the normal run-of-the-mill Valentine’s Day cards. For this card, Marge used some die-cut hearts, heat-embossing, and stamps.

Hearts of a Different Color - Blue



Love Is by Kim Ross

Love is a great many things! This card encompasses so many positive messages in one tiny stamp that all the open, white space really works. The tiny embellishments on the corner are unique and manage to fit with the patterned papers used along the edges of the card.

Hearts of a Different Color - Purple



Passport to Love by Shari Frost-Job

What better way to express your love and appreciation for someone than with music? This card features torn pieces of music sheets, a bit of ribbon, and a lovely heart stamp.

Hearts of a Different Color - Black



Hugs & Kisses by Bobbie Porter

This card is an embossers dream. It features dry-embossed cardstock and a beautiful silver and black heat-embossed heart. While this color palette strays pretty far from the normal pink, white, and read—it’s still a very elegant and romantic card.

 

Your Chance to Win

[This giveaway has ended.]

We’re giving away THREE free copies of The Stampers’ Sampler! For your chance to win simply follow the instructions:

  1. From the images featured above “Pin” your favorite.
  2. Share a link to your newly created pin on the comment section below (get your link by opening your pin and copying the URL).
  3. Tell us why you selected that card.

*Contest is open to US residents only, and expires on January 31st.

 

See all the Results of our Hearts of a Different Color Challenge

1SAM-1501-The Stampers-Sampler-Winter-2015-600x600If you want to see all of the beautiful cards that were featured in our Hearts of a Different Color Challenge then don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Stampers’ Sampler. Also, because you saw it here [On the Blog], you get a special $5 discount on this fabulous January issue.

Use coupon code BLOG0115 when prompted at checkout to get $5 off this magazine.

Related Posts:


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43 Responses to “Hearts of a Different Color Challenge Results + Giveaway”

  1. Ann says:

    My favorite card is “Love Is” by Kim Ross. I pinned it here, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/63331938486052146/. I love the music note paper, white space, bird, heart, and shabby ribbon used on the card, along with the layout of the card. Just lovely. Would love to win a copy of Stampers Sampler. Awesome magazine, I pick it up frequently.

  2. here is my pin:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/441423200951911965/

    I adore the colors in this card—
    I can tell that all examples are just wonderful!

  3. stamping sue says:

    my favorite is Kim Sears…liked that she used a stencil and stamped the heart in black.
    my pin:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/293648838178822342/

    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

  4. Cathy C says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/155514993358761516/

    I picked Love Garden b/c I liked the playful, casual look.

  5. Sheila C says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/483362972481843299/

    That’s the link to my pin. Reminds me that you have to catch your love or at least look for it.

  6. Carol B. says:

    My pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/7036943144048114/ I really like the orange and purple combination. Not your traditional valentine.

  7. Tisa@ChicTiquesCafe says:

    I choose the card by Kim Ross & call it Songbird of Love. Cards that can be used for ANY occasion are my preference, and this one is sweet, optimistic and conveys a sweet song of ♥ Love!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/494973815270769915/

  8. Ella says:

    I chose Love Garden. Love does make everything brighter and more beautiful!
    I use to sing, “You are My Sunshine” to both of my children-happy memories~

    I love the rainbow selection of hearts~
    http://www.pinterest.com/ellasedge/you-are-my-sunshine/

  9. Lucie Hale says:

    I chose Passport to Love by Shari! I absolutely love that birdie in a heart and the musical notes paper! This card makes me want to go and make one right now!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/256705247486140926/

  10. I just love the whimsy and random artsy feel of Love Garden by Shari Frost-Job!!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/272608583670140078/

  11. Robin Kelley says:

    I love the red, orange & purple instead of the traditional pink & red & white Marge McGuire’s ‘Grace’. A throw-back to my ‘inner hippee’ for sure!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/192106740331512799/

  12. Kim McM says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/106890191132690925/
    I like the graphic design and cheery color against the black and white elements on this card. I also like Sincere Feelings by Marge McGuire, but the wasn’t able to pin that one- the link takes you to the card displayed above hers. You should fix that, Marge deserves to have her art pinned too. Thank you for the giveaway!

  13. I chose Passport to Love here:http://www.pinterest.com/mrsa984/journals/
    I chose this card because it is so simple yet so unique! I really like what she did with the music pieces for that subtle look and then that beautiful pop art and lovely ribbon! Just a gorgeous card! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  14. Sandra Opperman says:

    http://stampington.com/blog/2015/01/15/hearts-of-a-different-color-challenge-results-giveaway/
    I picked Grace because it was so vibrant, it jumped out to me! Although I must say, the Garden was a close second…kudoo’s to all

  15. Vicky Erker says:

    Here is my favorite: http://pinterest.com/pin/574490496191594836/
    I love the warm colors colors contrasted with the cooler purple, the wonderful beads and wire, and the rough painted corrugated paper.

  16. Jane says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/160159330474297918/
    I pinned Be My Valentine by Kim Sears. I love the stenciling in the background! The colors are great and the black heart really pops.

  17. Gayle Warner says:

    I chose Love Garden.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/110830840806136769/
    I like the bright, cheery yellow and the fact that it is a really different choice for Valentine’s Day!

  18. Mary Walden says:

    I love Passport to Love here http://www.pinterest.com/maryw0070/everything-somerset-/ I love everything about the card-from the rubber stamp to the color of the ribbon. It all works together perfectly.
    I finally started a board to put some of the things I love about Somerset–whats not to love!!!

  19. carol barol says:

    I really liked Grace – the colors are so bright and happy together. Wonderful change of pace from traditional red hearts. I pinned it here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/314689092687997762/

  20. barb macaskill says:

    This one is my favorite because I really like the different patterns and the bow is very pretty! Busy but in a really good way! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/204280533073635959/

  21. Jen says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/502151427177414603/
    Great split complement color balance, texture, matte, sparkle, feeling; so much happening in one small space!

  22. Barbara says:

    While I think all the cards are beautiful, I love blues and greens. My fave is Sincere Feelings.
    http://stampington.com/blog/2015/01/15/hearts-of-a-different-color-challenge-results-giveaway/
    (I seem to be having problems with pasting my Pinterest pin. I hop this works)

  23. Lynn says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/558094578799021299/

    Unfortunately the “PinIt” for my fav card actually pins the card above it … I really love the “grab your eye” greens and Blues of “Sincere Feelings by Marge McGuire

    The peacock colors on this card make it truly stunning. Even with the use of four overlaying hearts, this still feels distinctly unique from the normal run-of-the-mill Valentine’s Day cards. For this card, Marge used some die-cut hearts, heat-embossing, and stamps.”

  24. Linda Chidster says:

    I picked this Card because I LOVE Birds and it is Unique!!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/328551735290774720/

  25. susanna suchak says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/100557004155992175/

    Combining orange and purple with the traditional red makes this Valentine just shout happy!

    The layers of collage and the wonderful springy embellishment makes me want to run into my studio and play.

    This was my hands down … no competition favourite.

  26. susan hemann says:

    I chose the first one, Hearts of a different color. The design was the most appealing. All the others were beautiful too. I pinned it under paper. Susan Hemann is my pin name, I do not know how to put the url on this message. Sorry

  27. Cindi says:

    Hello, I choose Kim Ross’s “Love Is!”
    It struck me the most, when I saw it…
    I like the background, and the layered look with
    the colors, she picked.
    It kind of looks like a mixed media piece.
    I did pin her card, twice to my Pinterest Page,
    but couldn’t get the Link. If you check my page,
    under Cindi Hoppes, you will see that I pinned.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  28. Jean Marmo says:

    I chose Kim Sear’s Be My Valentine. I love the simplicity of it and the bright yellow!

    I pinned
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/145593000429928690/

  29. Sandra H. says:

    I like the Love Is by Kim Ross for it’s simplicity and color https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394909461050736942/

  30. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/514395588664250483/

    My fav card from the Hearts of a Different Color Challenge at Somerset Place. I love the music background, the heart stamp & the ribbon colors

  31. My favorite is Shari Frist-job’s. I am a sucker for black polka dots and love it with yellow. http://pinterest.com/pin/205195326748155234/

  32. Bernice says:

    I pinned Love Is by Kim Ross.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/264938390555680267/
    I love the colour scheme and how simple and clean it looks.

  33. Peggy Lee says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/276338127112035347/
    here is where i pinned my favorite.

    I just LOVE “be my valentine” by Kim Sears! It is so colorful and pretty,and the black heart is sophisticated with the pink ribbon. Just lovely…such a HAPPY card!

  34. BethWilliams says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/286119382552787880/

    I love the simplicity of this card-and yellow is my favorite color.

  35. Donna Kalinowsky says:

    I’m using a Kindle so I don’t have a copy and paste feature. I copied the website by Hand: http//www.pinterest.com/pin/444660163184020056/ Hope I did that correctly.

  36. Donna Kalinowsky says:

    I forgot to say why I like the card I pinned. The blue heart in words stamp. I really liked the sincere feelingsbetter but couldn’t get that image to pin to the board. I love blue in all it’s hues and shades so that’s why I chose the cards.

  37. Vicki says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/474144666994455350/
    I chose THE LOVE GARDEN by SHARI FROST-JOB, for its
    SIMPLE ELEGANCE!

  38. Vicki says:

    OH GOODNESS, I put the wrong link to my fave…sorry. Here it is…https://www.pinterest.com/pin/474144666994454421/

  39. Elle says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/510806782711254528/ I love this card. Sometimes less is more. This card is very elegant,the verse is beautiful and the simplicity of the design only adds to the power of the sentiment.

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I love pink — in all hues and in any shape, but even I get burnt out on the sea of red, white, and pink that takes over stores first thing in January. As soon as the New Year arrives, chocolate hearts wrapped in pink-foil and silk roses all start to fill the aisles. And who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day? I have fond memories of trading valentines when I was in elementary school, and of sharing good meals with great friends now that I am adult. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers!

However, this special day does feel like one of the more repressive holidays. While pink and white are appropriate colors for sure, most stores seem unable or perhaps unwilling to step beyond that color palette. That’s probably why I enjoyed the results of our Hearts of a Different Color Challenge, which is currently being featured in the winter 2015 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. Editor Devon Warren challenged readers to create Valentine’s Day cards that utilize unique and unexpected colors and elements. There was such a huge outpouring of creativity that we now have over 20 pages showcasing the stunning results.

I wish I could show you every single card that was included in the challenge, but we don’t have enough space. So instead, I flipped through the pages and built a mini rainbow collection of Valentine’s Day cards. Hopefully these images will inspire you to venture out of your comfort zone, but if you’re just a die-hard fan of pink, white, and red, then at the very least these creative cards will definitely help you bring some new elements into your own creations. Check out the newest issue in person to see all the challenge results and for details on how to replicate the looks.

Also, don’t forget to pin your favorite for a chance to win one of three free copies of The Stampers’ Sampler. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for details on how to participate in our giveaway!

 

Hearts of a Different Color

Hearts of a Different Color - Red



Grace by Marge McGuire

This red and purple card features corrugated cardstock, a stamp with the definition of the word heart, and the interesting use of beads and brass wire.

Hearts of a Different Color - Orange



Be My Valentine by Kim Sears

The layered look of this card was achieved with cut out cardstock, stencils, stamps, and a tiny ribbon. The heart stamp itself almost resembles a Fabergé egg!

Hearts of a Different Color - Yellow



Love Garden by Shari Frost-Job

This garden of love was created with mulberry paper, heart stamps, and a cleverly attached green brad. The washi tape embellishment across the bottom is a nice touch, and the distressing on the mulberry paper adds depth to the background.

Hearts of a Different Color - Green



You Make Me Happy by Sharon Bruner

This card looks like a mini-collage! With multiple layers of paper and images, and even some sewing elements, there’s a lot to look at on this little card, but the message is delivered loud and clear.

Hearts of a Different Color - Blue/Green



Sincere Feelings by Marge McGuire

The peacock colors on this card make it truly stunning. Even with the use of four overlaying hearts, this still feels distinctly unique from the normal run-of-the-mill Valentine’s Day cards. For this card, Marge used some die-cut hearts, heat-embossing, and stamps.

Hearts of a Different Color - Blue



Love Is by Kim Ross

Love is a great many things! This card encompasses so many positive messages in one tiny stamp that all the open, white space really works. The tiny embellishments on the corner are unique and manage to fit with the patterned papers used along the edges of the card.

Hearts of a Different Color - Purple



Passport to Love by Shari Frost-Job

What better way to express your love and appreciation for someone than with music? This card features torn pieces of music sheets, a bit of ribbon, and a lovely heart stamp.

Hearts of a Different Color - Black



Hugs & Kisses by Bobbie Porter

This card is an embossers dream. It features dry-embossed cardstock and a beautiful silver and black heat-embossed heart. While this color palette strays pretty far from the normal pink, white, and read—it’s still a very elegant and romantic card.

 

Your Chance to Win

[This giveaway has ended.]

We’re giving away THREE free copies of The Stampers’ Sampler! For your chance to win simply follow the instructions:

  1. From the images featured above “Pin” your favorite.
  2. Share a link to your newly created pin on the comment section below (get your link by opening your pin and copying the URL).
  3. Tell us why you selected that card.

*Contest is open to US residents only, and expires on January 31st.

 

See all the Results of our Hearts of a Different Color Challenge

1SAM-1501-The Stampers-Sampler-Winter-2015-600x600If you want to see all of the beautiful cards that were featured in our Hearts of a Different Color Challenge then don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Stampers’ Sampler. Also, because you saw it here [On the Blog], you get a special $5 discount on this fabulous January issue.

Use coupon code BLOG0115 when prompted at checkout to get $5 off this magazine.

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