Monday, October 19, 2009

the New Ornament Punch

Stampin' Up punches are so great.  They can always be used in other ways than their original intended purpose.
The vase is made by using the new Ornament punch leaving off the bottom point.
This punch is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog until January 4, 2010.  Item # 116794.  You can order that from my SU website!
Of course there are stamps to coordinate with the punch also available from the same mini catalog.  (pgs 24 - 25)

Stamps used:  Flight of the Butterfly (pg. 108); Pocket Silhouettes (pg. 97)
Colors used:  Perfect Plum,Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
Also used:  Top Note Die (pg 198); Stampin' Pastels (pg 154);  Stampin' Sponges (pg 192); VersaMark ink pad (pg. 190); corner rounder punch and Butterfly punch (pg 187) & Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder (pg 21 in the mini catalog); Silver elastic cord (pg 27 in mini catalog) was used for the antenna
The technique I used is called "Poppin' Pastels"  This is such a great technique.  You can get as much color as you'd like or as pastel.  First, stamp your image using VersaMark ink.  Next, using cotton balls or cotton swaps, color chalk over the stamped area.  It is really very easy to blend colors using this technique.  I sponged the edges of the vase & butterfly with Elegant Eggplant to give more depth then applied them to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

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