Friday, April 23, 2010

Four Ways Friday #4 - Ornament Punch

This week's Four Ways Friday focuses on the Ornament Punch.  When I first saw the punch in our Holiday Mini Catalog last year, I was concerned it would be a bit limiting.  After all, how many ornament cards was I really going to make?  Well, after pondering the punch for a bit and seeing some people use it for a fish and for a vase, I decided I had to have one! :)  If you decide the same thing, feel free to shop HERE for your punch!  The punch is still available!

This first project was one I posted earlier in the week.  When I saw an ornament punch rose created by Chera Wiest, I knew I had to make one!!!  Thanks Chera!!!!  You can find directions for how to make this great rose on Chera's blog.
For this second card, I punched out almost the entire ornament from Sage Shadow card stock.  I just did not punch a small part at the bottom.  I then used VersaMark and white embossing powder with my heat tool to put the Vintage Vogue stamped image onto the vase.  The flower stems from our new Awash With Flowers sneak peek set were stamped with Always Artichoke onto watercolor paper.  I used my aqua painter to watercolor the leaves with Certainly Celery ink.  The flowers were punched using the Boho Blossoms punch and the Trio Flower punch.  I added a few brads and a greeting from one of my all-time favorite sets, Short & Sweet.
My third card came to me after I punched out an ornament from watercolor paper.  As I turned it around and around in my hand, I decided it looked like an onion! :)  So, an onion it became...and a tomato too :)  I sponged the edges of the onion with More Mustard and created the green part by hand cutting a piece of Old Olive card stock that I had stamped with the Sanded background stamp.  The tomato leaves are a flower from the Boho Blossoms punch :)  The greeting is from the Bella's Blossoms stamp set.  I made the background look like a paper bag by crumpling a piece of Creamy Caramel card stock in my hand and then sponging over the top and the edges with Creamy Caramel ink - I think it looks pretty realistic!  Is it just me, or are you in the mood for a salad right now too?! :)

For the fourth card, I punched a load of ornaments from Summer Sun card stock and ran them all through the crimper.  I then sponged the edges with Summer Sun ink and began attaching them with Tombow Mono Multi-Adhesive to a 1 1/2" circle punch.  I punched and sponged a 1 1/2" circle for the center of the flower from Summer Sun card stock.  I also punched a 1 1/4" circle in Chocolate Chip and ran it through the Dot, Dot, Dot embossing folder to give it a little sunflower-like texture.  I sponged over the Chocolate Chip with Summer Sun ink.  The Bashful Blue background was spritzed with the spritzer tool and Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip ink.  I also stamped the background panel with a floral image from the Vintage Vogue stamp set.  Finally, the greeting flag was stamped, sponged and attached to the flower.  I hope you like this week's Four Ways Friday!  Check back next week for more ideas for how to use the same stamp or punch in 4 different ways!  Are you feeling like you can't live without an ornament punch now?  Don't worry - I totally understand :)  Feel free to Shop HERE now :)  The item number for the ornament punch is 116794.

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Wow! Four great ideas. The onion and tomato were new to me and I think they're awesome! Thanks for sharing.