Thanks for stopping by on our blog tour for this month… As you probably know, the chosen stamp set is Affection Collection (item 127949 for clear and #127946 for wood). It’s found in the Holiday Catalog.
This set is one I probably wouldn’t have looked at in a catalog and chosen. We got it for convention, and then it was chosen for the blog tour. Which is nice, cause it is causing me to take a second look at thinks that I originally passed over.
I had fun making this card. I kind of had Valentine’s in mind, but it would work great for a wedding, anniversary… OR, you could substitiute the Love stamp for the Friend Stamp and it could be a multipurpose card!! I am starting to enjoy doing the layering, shabby-chic, grunge…whatever it’s called (that is what I’m calling the layering of images onto the newsprint paper). And, I love the pink pirouette paper…adds just the right amount of femininity (Here is a trick I use… I use pink pirouette paper with pretty in pink ink… I find that the pink pirouette ink is often too light for what I need, but the pretty in pink paper too dark… so this is a good compromise. And, another trick I read on someone’s blog… sorry I cannot remember where… Coloring the pearls. I used the Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker (#128978) and also available in gold… to color the pearls. This is a very nice technique… when the white pear is too stark for what you want. And, it adds a little unexpectedness to the image. Here’s a close up:
Anyway, here is a list of the items I used:
- Affection Collection Stamp Set (item 127949 for clear and #127946 for wood)– Holiday Catalog
- Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
- DSP: Newsprint
- Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
- Accessories: Pearls, Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker, Vanilla Seam Binding, Window Frames Framelits Dies, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Adorning Edgelits, Sponge Dauber
Thanks for stopping!! Enjoy your Tour!!