Monday, September 14, 2009

Do You See what I see?

Happy Monday (or what is left of it!) Tonight, Nina is hosting a blog hop with her newest Gina K release called Elegant Verses.

I am sure you will see TONS of ways to use these beautiful quotes throughout the hop....and I was even going to create a card with JUST a verse but then I thought of a fun way to combine this set with her other set, Elegant Post.

You may not recognize anything from Elegant Post but I will get to that.....the beautiful verse that I stamped in the foreground and background is from Elegant Verses. Because I wanted the flower vase to stand in for the word "flowers," I simply inked the part of the sentiment I wanted to use and stamped.

Now....for the vase. The vase is created from the lantern image in the Elegant Post set. It is simple to make. When I stamped this image for the first time, I noticed that the main structure of it looked JUST like a vase. Do you see what I see? If not.......

Here is what I did:

I took the lantern stamp and used a black marker (water based--I used Stampin Up! black) and went over all the outside lines of the image. Basically, the only thing you don't want to ink up is the inside part with the bulb.


Then, I stamped it on some designer paper. This is what the image looked like:


Then, I cut around the outside lines of the image, omitting the swirls on the edges:
........ Leaving me with a cute little vase!
From there I just added some stems with my black marker and used a few flower punches (Provocraft) and added a few adhesive pearls to the centers. EASY!

For even more samples of the Elegant Verses stamp set, please visit the Illustrator of the set, Nina Brackett. Nina will be offering her new stamp set as blog candy tonight too - just comment on her blog for your chance to win this beautiful stamp set!

After visiting Nina, hop over to her good friend Silke Ledlow's blog for some special projects she'll be sharing with us tonight.

Then, stop by these GinaK Design Team Members' blogs participating in Nina's blog hop tonight:


Thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

This is brilliant, Cammie! What a great idea!

Maria Levine said...

Very cool way to make a vase! Awesome job! I love your rounded edges.

Michelle said...

Adorable idea! Love it! :)

Sandy Knecht said...

It amazes me the vision many of you ladies have. I see it for what it is and you see it for what it might be. Wonderful!

Giovana said...

Great idea Cammie!! and wonderful card.
God bless
Giovana

Silke Ledlow said...

Fab idea - Cammie!!! Your card is so beautiful!!! Hugs ~S~

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You are absolutely brilliant! What a way to think outside the box!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You are absolutely brilliant! What a way to think outside the box!

JessicaK said...

very cool way to alter the image, Cammi, and I love the soft patterned paper you picked out.

Anita said...

How fantastic to find a way to use the stamp in a new way.

TexasGrammy said...

I'm sensing a bit of 'Carolyn's Genius' here! What a great idea to revamp that lantern into a vase!!

~Bev

joy said...

I LOVE the little vase. What a clever idea. Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to make one.

redwasher1 said...

Well that is just so cleaver! I love it and I will have to try it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh you are just toooo creative!!! What a fun vase and a gorgeous card!!

Alex said...

FABULOUS idea Cammie - you are sooo dang creative, girl!! Love this card, it's beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa Cash said...

You are too clever! What a great idea and one I plan to borrow! Your card is a beauty, thanks for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so pretty Cammie!! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing!! Beautiful card!!

Melody said...

So pretty Cammie! Very creative!

lisa808 said...

How very creative!

NinaB said...

You are so creative! I love the way you did your sentiment, too. What a treat for me to see you work your magic with my drawings.

Shelia said...

Does your mind ever stop creating? This is a gorgeous vase for the flowers. You have way more patience then me. I couldn't sit and cut out all those little pieces. Beautiful card.

Diane said...

What a smart idea!!! Gorgeous card, too!!

Melanie said...

hip hip hurray! I love that! That paper for the vase is beyootiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic idea! Those new quotes are wonderful!

Teri said...

Love, love, love how you made the elegant vase! Great idea. Thanks for the inspriation! I wonder what else we can come up with using this idea!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Again... another FANTASTIC card from you! I LOVE the vase... how clever of you.

Chrisd said...

Another great idea from you. What a great result with your papercrafting.So glad you shared it with us!

Starla said...

What a clever girl you are!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Absolutely amazing design Cammie!! :) Beautiful details and texture!! HUGS

Sharri Seffens said...

Carolyn, very clever idea! I love everything about it!

dpkennedy said...

So clever Cammie! Beautiful card!

Lynette said...

You are so clever, and this is so beautiful!

Maria Matter said...

So sweet, I love the wee flowers!
blessings, Maria

Diana said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!! I love using stamps for whatever creative purpose I can. Makes me feel like I'm getting SO much more for my money!

Anita C said...

Cammie you are always coming up with such creative ways to use our stamps. Great idea!! Your card is beautiful!

Donna said...

clever girl! We stamped the same part of the light & got 2 different looks! love your flower vase, great card!

Nicole said...

Awesome girl, I love thinking outside of the box, too! KUDOS!

Jessica said...

Oh man, is this ever a great idea, Carolyn!!! I LOVE your card!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful and charming!! Love your pieced vase Cam!!

Rose Ann said...

Your vase is perfect, Cammie!! What a pretty card!