Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Ornamental" Vases and Leaves

OK, you gals are actually reading this stuff and left me some flattering feedback (I LOVE comments - they are like little PRIZES), so I’ll work up the blog babes and skeleton directions for you. I’ll try to have them this weekend.

For today, I'm back with the ornament punch again. Before I reveal my last original idea for this punch I want to show you some ideas from other stampers.

One fabulous idea came from Sharon Field. Her idea is to make the ornament punch into a vase. (yeah, I know I did the cookie jar but I just didn't go all the way to a vase with it) Sharon's card can be seen HERE.  Smart girl that Sharon!

This is my version of a vase using Pocket Silhouettes and the new Night & Day Specialty paper from the mini catalog.

Another really good idea came from Rhea Oday and it is to use the ornament punch as a leaf. Why didn't I think of that? I took her idea and came up with this. And even though I don't do "purple" I used eggplant on this card - we must learn to step outside our comfort zones, right?

I like Rhea's card way better than mine (she used colors I like, not "purple")  - plus she sponged color on vellum and the veins in her leaves look fab!

You can see Rhea's card here if you scroll down to Sept. 8.     Isn't it great?

The last ornament punch idea that I can squeeze from my old brain FINALLY came together and crawled onto a card but I think I'll save that for tomorrow's post. Don't whine.... I showed you two terrific ideas (they just weren't originals from me).


Carolyn Sharkas said...

I love the vase with the DSP. Need to get some of that! The leaves are cute, too. thanks so much for sharing.

Judy said...

I can't wait to get the ornament punch. I love these projects as much as the others!! :)

However, I am commenting, because I LOVE your new blog picture!! I didn't think you'd do it!! LOL What a GREAT LIKENESS!! :)

Carolyn Sharkas said...

OMG! I love the new avatar, I was laughing so hard and my family was looking at me like I was crazy, maybe I am, I'll never tell.
Now you need to make one for me, do you have a larger butterfly? LOL.

Carey said...

Oh these are fantastic. I will definitely be making the vase one. Thanks again for your great cards and ideas.

pedstamper at sbc global dot net