Sunday, December 9, 2012

RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour: Affection Collection

Welcome to another RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour!  Aren't all of these ideas amazing?  I love the vintage look you can create with the Affection Collection stamp set.  Most of you know I love to make cards look old by sponging Crumb Cake ink and distressing the edges of card stock.  So, I wanted to challenge myself to not use my crumb cake ink, and I like the way this card turned out.  I hope you do, too! 

My color inspiration came from my desk....I had a piece of Elegant Eggplant already out, so it became the color I chose.  (Some call it laziness, I call it serendipity!  lol)  I love the way it coordinates with Wisteria Wonder.  I used pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder to heat emboss on Whisper White card stock, then used one of the Window Frame Collection Framelits to cut it out.  I wanted to stagger the layers of the framelits for a different look.  I cut the next size framelit with Elegant Eggplant, then stamped the "curvy" parts with Elegant Eggplant ink.

The word "always" is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink and cut out with the smallest of the framelits.  This is layered onto a Large Oval punch out made with Elegant Eggplant card stock, then attached to the embossed layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The embossed layer is attached to the large Elegant Eggplant layer, then the entire element is attached to the front of the card with more Stampin' Dimensionals. 

I stamped the corners of the inside panel and the corners of the envelope with Elegant Eggplant ink.  I embossed the flap of the envelope with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The word "love" was stamped with Elegant Eggplant ink, punched out with the Extra-Large Oval punch, and layered onto inside panel with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Supply List and Measurements:
Affection Collection (#127946 $29.95 wood mount, #127949 $21.95 clear mount)

Card stock:
Elegant Eggplant (1 piece cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2", folded into a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" card plus scraps for cutting framelits and punching)
Wisteria Wonder (2 pieces cut at 5 1/4 x 4", emboss one of them with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder)
Whisper White (1 piece cut at 5 x 3 3/4" for inside of card plus scraps for stamping and cutting with framelits and punches)
Elegant Eggplant
VersaMark (for heat embossing)
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
Antique Brads
Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot
Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Window Frames Collection Framelits
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder
Large Oval Punch
Extra-Large Oval Punch

Have fun on the tour!  Click below to see what Missy has created! 
(Update:  This link takes you to Missy's Stampin' Up! website.  You can get directly to her post by clicking on this link:  Enjoy!) 


  1. Nancy, I absolutely love this card. It's going into my "to case" file. It's beautiful, just beautiful!

  2. Beautiful card. The colors are so striking!

  3. Love how soft and romantic this is!