Sunday, December 9, 2012

Remarkable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour - Affection Collection

Hello Stampin' Friends!
You've arrived at stop #12 on the Remarkables Stamp of the Month Blog Tour.
There are 15 stops in all, so if you've landed here first, then there's lots more ideas for this fantastic stamp set for you to see. Don't miss any of them!

I've created two cards for you all today and here is the first one:

The Affection Collection stamp set is super versatile - I love the variety of images and the shabby chic/vintage/rocker chic style really grabs me.
As I've shown here, you can make a  more contemporary card with a masculine edge.

My color scheme is Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

I first stamped the oval image in Rich Razzleberry on the Whisper White cardstock then dry embossed over it with the Oval from the Designer Frames Folders and my Big Shot. A great way to highlight the image.
Next, I stamped the greeting on a scrap in Basic Gray and punched it out with the Modern Label Punch. It's popped up on some Stampin' Dimensionals (otherwise known as stampin' crack) and accented with some Basic Rhinestones.

Here's a better view of the inside and the top of the card:

I stamped the little flag image on a scrap and trimmed it out with my Paper Snips. It's popped up on more dimensionals over a flagged piece of the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon.
For a final touch, I used the Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker in my Color Spritzer Tool and spattered silver ink all over the card front and on the inside over the stamped corner. It gives the card a nice gleam and just the right amount of sumpthin'-sumpthin' in the white space.

And now for something completely different!
(You'll be chuckling right now at the Monty Python reference if you get it. heehee)
But really, this next card IS completely different:

From clean and contemporary to soft, layered shabby chic.
Here, I used Very Vanilla cardstock for my base layers, stamping the Distressed Dots background in Pink Pirouette ink on the top one. Then, I used the little swirly accent stamp from our featured stamp set and added a random pattern in Crumb Cake to the top section of the panel.
And before I forget, everything is sponged in Crumb Cake ink.

The layered strips are from the bottom:
Fan Fair Designer Series Paper punched with the Eyelet Lace Border Punch;
Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series Paper from the Subtles Stack (I just finger crunched it to make the ruffles and adhered it with Sticky Strip);
Primrose Petals Cardstock wet embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder and Primrose Petals ink brayered into the top of the folder. That gives a cool two-tone textured look to the cardstock. This layer is also adhered with TWO pieces of Sticky Strip to make sure it stays in place over the paper ruffles.
I added a strip of Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon around the center of this layer as well. 

Here's a closer look at the greeting:

I inked the Love image in Crumb Cake ink, then used my Blender pen to remove the ink from the letters on the stamp. Then I colored back over them with the Primrose Petals Stampin' Write Marker - a super simple way to get a two tone image.
It's stamped on a scrap then punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and adhered with two Stampin' Dimensionals.
The sweet double bow is made with Crumb Cake Seam Binding and more Primrose Petals Satin Ribbon and adhered to the card front with Glue Dots.

I love both of these cards so much I had to ask my daughter which one to show first. She said to pick the one I love least. Umm, not possible.....

This stamp set along with the Basic Gray 1/2" Satin Ribbon are retiring on January 4th, so if you don't own it yet, you may want to rethink that now that you have this trove of ideas from the Remarkable Stampers.

Next stop on the tour is Maria Pane at Stampin' and Scrappin' with RiRi.
Just click the icon below to head over there.


  1. Great cards Robin! Love the variety!

  2. Both are very pretty! I'm in love with the soft look of the second one.

  3. I agree Robin - they're each beautiful in their own way - can't choose between them. Love your cards!

  4. i love the cards! I have this set from convention, but I didn't care for it, and just couldn't see what to do with it! thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Wonderful creations, but love love love the 2nd card, such a soft touch! Your projects are always a delight!
    Cliffie (SU! demo in Oregon)

  6. love everything about the
    "LOVE" card


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