Monday, October 12, 2009

Ornament Punch Vase!

Happy Columbus Day in the USA today!
Happy Thanksgiving Day to our wonderful Canadian neighbors!

Ooh, the Ornament Punch found in the Holiday Mini Catalog is so cool! I'm having fun using it for non-ornament cards. Today it is used to make a vase for flowers!

I used the same sheet of Melon Mambo card stock texturized with the Damask Texturz Plate that I used on the flower petals in my last post here. and just punched out another ornament and trimmed the pointed end off flat. I sponged the edges with the same color ink, shaped it a little with my fingers and laid it aside.

Next I wheeled Certainly Celery ink (the lighter version of Old Olive) onto a Whisper White Top Note (cut with the Big Shot and the Top Note die) with the new Texture Jumbo Wheel. Then I stamped the flower stem from Flower Fancy with Always Artichoke ink on that. I then colored the images with a Blender Pen and inks. I stamped an additional large flower onto a piece of white, colored it as I did the other, cut it out and applied it directly on top of the first one with a Dimensional. It really is eye-catching that way! You can see the dimension a little better in the second picture; click on it to see it larger.

I then added the vase with a Dimensional in the center. The sentiment from the All Holidays set was stamped in Always Artichoke using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for placement.

The card base is Melon Mambo, then a layer of Whisper White then a stripe layer from the package of Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper. {Seems like I use so much Old Olive that I knew I would really benefit from having a whole package of DSP just in Old Olive! Sure enough, I'm already using and enjoying it!} Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon was applied diagonally over the Whisper White and Old Olive layers. The Top Note layer was added last.

Just another use for the Ornament Punch! Of course, it also works beautifully with the coordinating stamp set Delightful Decorations, as seen here, here, here, here and here. But it truly can be used other seasons of the year too! It's not just for Christmas any more!

Thanks to Ellen Kemper and others for coming up with the vase idea for this punch. I don't know whose idea it was first, but it was a good one! Stampers are SO creative!

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you have a good Monday!



Ellen Kemper said...

Beautiful card - love the diagonal ribbon and the texture wheel Margaret - that wheek arrived in my last order but hasn't seen ink yet.

It was NOT me as the originator of the vase idea - I did a cookie jar but had to copy the vase. I think I got it from Sharon Field. And it is such a fabulous idea - you can get such varied cards depending on what you stick in your vase.

Again, great card!

Mary Davidson said...

Beautiful card, Margaret! I love the texture on the vase. That popped up flower is the perfect touch! TFS! Mary

rozie640 said...

Adorable card Margaret, love all the details and punches and die cuts you used, great job.

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