Sharing a lot of affection

affection close up

Well now that Christmas is over I’m looking ahead to the next big event – Valentine’s Day. And I finally got around to breaking open one of the new sets I got at convention – Affection Collection. It’s perfect for romantic cards and also for any distressed style of card. I’ll definitely be using it again before it disappears with the Autumn/Winter catty at the end of January.

affection collection card

The card base is an A6 landscape of Crumb Cake. A panel of Very Vanilla was punched at either side with the Scallop Trim Border (118402). The shabby scallop design from the Affection Collection set (W127946 or C127949) was inked with Champagne Shimmer Paint (116806) (we’re learning ways to use this at our January class) and stamped in the lower right corner for a subtle look. Using Cherry Cobbler ink, the winged heart was stamped over the top of the gold background. A mix of Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Gold Dazzle (128979) Marker pens were spritzed over the panel using the Color Spritzer Tool (107066). After stamping the Love sentiment onto Very Vanilla card with Cherry Cobbler ink, each letter was punched out with one of the Little Labels Punch Pack (126881). Large Bitty Banner Framelits (129267) were die cut from Crumb Cake card and folded in half over some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (123125). Each letter was popped up on a sliver of dimensional on the banners and the twine was secured across the front of the card with Metallic Brads (119741), popping each banner up on slivers of dimensionals to anchor them in place. The Always sentiment was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink alongside the banners. Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon (127841) was adhered to either side of the panel before adhering it to the card front.

affection collection card inside

For the inside the Very Vanilla insert was spritzed around the edges again with the pens, as for the front. The shabby scallop oval was stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then the banner and the Valentine sentiment, from Delightful Dozen (W122650 or C122652) were stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Have a very Happy New Year!

Sara xx

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