Friday, August 22, 2008

CTMH Stamps

Until a few months ago I had never heard of Close to My Heart products, but Annapurna ( recently sent me an e-mail to let me know about their big clearance sale. I couldn't pass up $4.00 per stamp set so I bought 3 sets and I made 2 cards with them last night.

First up I stared with a base of PTI's Vintage Cream, stamped with Polka Dot Basics in Plum Pudding. I stamped the 2-step tulip from CTMH's Life is So Good set in Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, and Spring Moss and used my Fiskars flower corner punch to accent the corners. I used Swiss Dots and Twill Tape from PTI in Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding.

Next up is the card that I started Wednesday night, but finished last night. I used PTI's Dark Chocolate paper and ink and some coordinating ribbon I had in my stash. I stamped two of the flowers from CTMH's Blossom Blocks in Dark Chocolate on Vintage Cream cardstock. The photo didn't pick it up, but I used VersaMark to make very subtle flourishes on the cream background paper. It adds just a little bit of interest without overpowering the rest of the card.

I didn't put sentiments of either one of the cards because I can always add them later if I decide, but I also think both of them work without it.

This was my first experience with CTMH stamps and I have to give them a thumbs up. I'm glad that Anna introduced me to them. I am still a PTI addict, but there's always room for more stamps.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend!


Annapurna said...

Wow! What lovely cards. I am glad you like them. The punched corners are perfect with the image.

I bought the blossom blocks just because they are so pretty. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Us addicts always have room for more and these stamp companies don't help. LOL!

Katie Renz said...

I'm glad that you found CTMH - they really are a great stamp company - good quality. I like what you did with those stamps! All stamps are good when they are good :)

Kimberly said...

GORGEOUS!! that ribbon looks amazing!!!

Deanna said...

This ribbon is delicious!