Sunday, December 9, 2012

RemARKable Blog Tour -- Affection Collection

Welcome to the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour.  This month we're featuring projects using the stamp set Affection Collection.  You may have arrived here from Jackie Bottomley's blog.  What creative projects she put together!!!

This stamp set is one that I received at the Stampin' Up! Convention last summer.  I've used it a few times since then.  But I have to admit that it's not one that I would have purchased because it's just not my style.  This blog hop was a good exercise in stretching my creativity.

Here's what I came up with:

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp onto the Floral District designer series paper using Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stamped the Love image on Very Vanilla, cut it out, then sponged it with Crumb Cake.  I added Large Pearls and some ribbon.  I layered that piece onto Crumb Cake, then adhered it to a Riding Hood Red card base.

I made another one using the same color combination.  This time I followed a sketch challenge, Freshly Made Sketches.
For this card, I inked up my Fancy Fan embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink, the transferred the folder design onto Crumb Cake card stock with a brayer.  This is a technique I learned while I was at convention last summer. I punch the Friend image using the Modern Label punch and adhered it to the Riding Hood Red image with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Up next on the tour is Deb Currier. Click on the image below to go to her blog.

Stamps: Affection Collection
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Floral District designer series paper
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Large Pearls, Corner Rounder punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Modern Label punch, Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!


Jen said...

What a great color combo! I love how you've used these images to create random patterns and texture. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

These are great Susan! Love how you used the sketch and the focal element is wonderful. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Anonymous said...

Love that "always" background paper - very pretty!

Rita said...

Love the colors and the embossing. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Margaret said...

Both of these are wonderful! I love the sentiment stamped on the background on the first one! Fantastic color choices too!
I hope your family had a wonderful Christmas!