Tuesday 2 October 2012

Affection Collection Island Love

I must say I am loving all the Holiday Catalogue stamp sets at the moment.  I just discovered Affection Collection and it is really growing on me.  I am participating in another swap (yes I know, I am a swap addict) that calls for a Holiday Catalogue card, using only stamps from this catalogue. I tried to use only things from the this catalogue but had to dip into the main catty for the crochet trim and rhinestones.    I have been itching to try out the Affection Collection stamp set with all it's intricate swirls and fonts.

For my card I have used Island Indigo (an old favourite of mine) and Cherry Cobbler with a dash of Very Vanilla.  I based the colours on the DSP I was using from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper stack. There are so many gorgeous designs in this stack and it is only $11.95!

I based the design of the card on this card by Sherri but mixed it up a bit.  Did you notice the cotton ribbon? It is the new 7/8" Cotton ribbon in the Holiday Catalogue, which is so easy to stamp on.  I used the Border Banter stamp set for the diamond pattern and then trimmed off the edges and frayed them.  The Lacy Brocade Embossing folder is in the Holiday Catalogue too! Isn't it lush?  I can see lots of cards being made with this little folder very soon.

Stamp Set: Affection Collection, Border Banter.
Paper:  Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Festival Of Prints DSP 
Ink:  Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler. 
Cool Tools:  Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Big Shot,  Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1" Square Punch, Rhinestones, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim

Thanks For Looking,


  1. I love the colour combination you have used for your card. The flags on the embossing really "pop". Your image is perfect and so is the stamping on the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

  2. I love the colour combination you have used to create your lovely card Tricia. The way you have used the ribbon & stamped on it finishes your card off perfectly. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunny Challenges & Challenges