vase-cardThis is one of the cards that we made at this months Stamper’s Club meeting.  I’ve seen this idea on several other blogs – the Ornament Punch turned into a vase.  I love when people think outside the box and come up with unusual ideas for something that seems to be so obviously suited for just one thing.  There are many ideas floating round the blogs out there on different ways to use the ornament punch that is in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini catalog other than the obvious of using it as an ornament.

For this card the tip of the ornament was trimmed off to create the flat bottom on the vase.  The edges are sponged in Basic Gray ink and then Champagne Shimmer Mist Paint is also dabbed on with a sponge.  In real life it really looks like a shiny oriental vase – this photograph doesn’t show it very well.

The Designer Series Paper is Nouveau Chic with colors of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal. I felt like I went outside of my color comfort zone on this one – the Sage and Apricot colors have not been used recently in anything that I’ve done.  I was pleased with how the card turned out and it really was a quick card since the punch created the vase.  I very lightly sponged the Basic Gray ink underneath and to the side of the vase to create shadows and it is actually popped up on a dimensional.

Today is a beautiful day in north Georgia.  We are drying out again from lots of rain earlier this week (several creeks flooded again).  It should be great for the high school football games tonight – it is the first night of playoffs and we did secure a spot.  Go Etowah Eagles!

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