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Hot Stuff- Clearly Besotted

Hello there! I’m really not ready for this week to start, but I don’t really have a choice, so lets jump right in!

Today I’m sharing some Hot Stuff. Literally, the card I made uses images and sentiments from Clearly Besotted’s Hot Stuff set (one of my first and favorites). But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me walk you to how I ended up breaking out an oldie but a goodie.

So, this week’s Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamps is Cute. Really, Cute. I have a whole section of my stamp collection devoted to “cute.” Piece of cake. It just so happens the product focus is Clearly Besotted. That narrows it down to either Hot Stuff or Magnificent Magnolias for me. And, while I love the magnolias, they aren’t nearly as cute as these baby dragons.

The problem with using one of my first stamp sets is trying to come up with a new way to use them. This card design isn’t necessarily innovative, but I did use something new to perk it up.

Sigh, once again I missed out on sunlight, so the pictures aren’t great (that’s actually a dark gray card base, not black). I had previously stamped and colored the little dragon guy with Copic markers. The new item I used was the cardstock for the MFT’s Starry Circle. A few weeks ago I got my hands on some Silver Sparkle Yupo paper, and made a couple of panels. I used one of those panels to die cut the circle. I added foam tape to the circle and popped it onto a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card panel. I stamped the sentiment from the set and die cut it using the banner die from Concord and 9th’s Monogram set.

I added foam tape to the circle and popped it onto a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card panel. I stamped the sentiment from the set and die cut it using the banner die from Concord and 9th’s Monogram set. I tucked the sentiment behind the little dragon and added him to the circle.

To finish off the card, I added the Neenah panel to a Slate card base (Gina K Designs). It’s a lovely, dark gray (definitely not black).

Back to the Silver Sparkle Yupo panel. I used Raspberry, Purple Twilight and Sailboat to make the panel. I’m not sure how I feel about the Silver Sparkle Yupo paper. I think it would be good for die cutting images or sentiments, like on this card. But, I don’t think I see myself using it for full panels or art pieces. I want to love it, but maybe it’s too much? I know, I didn’t think it was possible to have too much glitter… What do you think? Have you had a chance to play with this new Yupo?

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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