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Affection Collection Goes Golden

I wanted a glammed up valentine that would work as well for a December wedding card if needed. Affection Collection is an awesome stamp set in the Holiday Catalog that will be gone as of Jan. 2 when the holiday catalog ends. It's a great set -- so great for many things.

I got the background idea from a card I saw in our Stampin' Connection private demostrator site -- to combine the two embossing folders (the Fancy Fan and Delicate Designs lace one). I wanted to glam it up using our gold shimmer card stock. It's a knock out in person -- photos do not do it justice. Big hit at Nov. stamp clubs. FYI -- the lace edge is cut with the coordinating Big Scallop Edgelit before it was embossed. Cutting before keeps your pretty embossing from being "smushed" while cutting after.

Affection-gold

A card by Jason of jk cards inspired the focal point. I changed up his layering to a love greeting and added some champagne glimmer paper. Just use the modern label punch for the saying and the glimmer layer (cut in half and attached with glue dots to stick out on each end).

Affection-closeup

Can't believe I forgot to photograph the inside! Will describe now and try to add it later. White card stock with the wing image from the stamp set in Midnight Muse; the word "Always" in Raspberry Ripple added above the wings; and small punched glimmer champagne heart over the heart in the wing image. Simple glamour. Great for any sweetie or like I said, as a wedding card.

Ink and card stock colors are Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Gold Shimmer and the Champagne Glimmer.

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