Sunday, December 9, 2012

An Inspiring Day - Affection Collection

Good morning, Friends! Welcome to the RemARKably Inspiring blog tour! This month the RemARKable stampers group are going to show you all some great projects using the stamp set, Affection Collection. What a beautiful stamp set that is very versatile! I was excited to purchase this set but once I got it, I had some difficulty in trying to figure out how to use it - lol! I am more the clean and simple stamper and this set calls for the more shabby chic style. I love and very much respect those stampers who can easily do the shabby chic!! You all are my heroes!! So I went searching and studying the style of shabby chic. Then I went to work and this is what emerged! And I quite like it!

I took a piece of the First Edition designer paper and stamped images from the Affection Collection stamp set in black StazOn, Crumb Cake and Pool Party. Then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and roughed up the edges with some tearing and distressing. This is adhered to a piece of Basic Black. Then I wrapped a piece of Victoria crochet trim around this that was tinted with some Crumb Cake ink and a sponge. I popped this up onto a card base of Crumb Cake that was also sponged with Crumb Cake ink. I stamped the banner in Pool Party onto Very Vanilla and cut it out. This is tucked under the bronze button that is tied with some linen thread. Then I stamped the "friend" in black StazOn onto Primrose Petals and punched it out with the Modern Label punch and sponged it with some Crumb Cake ink and popped it up onto the card. The last thing left to do was to add two pearls and call it done!

Time to send you on to the beautiful blog of Tamra Davis! I know you will be inspired by what she has to share! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Affection Collection; Paper- Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals; Ink- black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Pool Party; Accessories- Victoria crochet trim, linen thread, pearls, Modern Label punch, bronze button, linen thread, sponge, dimensionals


  1. Don't you LOVE those buttons? Very pretty...

  2. This is my FAV of this month's blog tour! Love the shabby chic look of the card and colors used!
    Cliffie (SU! Demo in Oregon)