Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hot Stuff

I have to say my philosophy on stamping has changed. When I was an SU demo I only bought SU product. Now that I am a CTMH demo and have read and viewed so many blogs my view has changed. I want to create things that I personally like and that sometimes means buying and utilizing products that are "contraband" (not CTMH). Inspiration comes in all forms and I have been so inspired by all of those bloggers out there - SU demos, CTMH demos and just those who love to stamp so thank you!

Having said that - I used my blog candy gift certificate to Eclectic Paperie to purchase the Hot Stuff stamp set from My Favorite Things and the new Basic Gray Infuse 6x6 paper pad. After receiving my beautiful set I went back and purchased a couple more! I absolutely love it. Anyway, I had a couple of thank you cards to make so I used Hot Stuff and the Infuse paper to create the card below. I used blush and chocolate CTMH cardstock and colored everything in with my Prismacolored pencils.
When I was creating this card, I made a fortunate mistake. I ran the main image through my sticker xyron (the tiny 150 machine! tip: buy this! It's cheap with a Michaels, Joann coupon and its fabulous for adhesive on tiny letters and small die cuts) and I put it in upside down. So instead of adhesive on the back, I had adhesive on the front. What to do? I dunked my image in sugar dust which is like tiny sparkling little beads. Sugar dust is made by Stamp La Jolla. I bought it years ago at a rubber stamp convention. You can't tell by the picture but it gave my image the most beautiful sparkly look! I also used this bubbley looking embossing folder for my cuttlebug.
Not to be outdone - I made another card using the same color scheme but this time with all CTMH products. The stamp set is All My love and the paper is More to Adore.
As always, thanks for looking!
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4 comments:

Jean said...

Hey Cindy! I know what you mean about contraband...I have tons of non-CTMH things. Can't help it, if I love it, I'm gonna get it, lol! Love you cards!! I'm going to dust off my Xyron now.

Clearly Inspired said...

I agree with you Cindy! I you like it buy it. So many products compliment each other and I think it just make me a better stamper. I love how you cut out the image and left the smoke from the coffee stand out. Cute idea!

Jen said...

Aloha Cindy,

You've got some cute stuffs.

I have added you on to SCS's Blogroll!! Keep up the great work!!

Hugs n' Aloha,
Jen

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Glad to hear about your new contraband! I'm a SU demo and I'm so tired of all their restrictions. It's like living in a dictatorship. I'm selling off all my SU sets and going out there! There are too many wonderful stamp companies to limit yourself to one.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment - cuz that's how I found yours! Cool!