I spotted this cute little vase at Walmart on clearance and it followed me home and into the abyss that is my stamp room. It's amazing it got out of there alive!! But it did, and it's cuter than ever and now has a new life at the Stampin' Up home office since being sent in as part of a display for Convention 2014.
Ever since I got my new Blendabilities alcohol-based markers, I have wanted to see if I could stamp on ceramic--and it works, to a point. Namely, it works, but it will wreck your point! The nibs on the Blendabilities are not meant to ink direct-to-stamp like a regular bursh-tip marker. The alcohol-based ink also dries MUCH more quickly than regular ink, so I had to work fast and layer it on super thick to get it to work.
Sooo... bottom line, if you want to color or stamp on materials like this, you can, but be prepared for it to wear your Blendabilities out faster. Allow plenty of time for it to dry, and then seal it with a spray clear-coat.
The paper part of this project was easy-peasy compared to that! I used the new Flower Frenzy Bigz L die for the Big Shot with Tempting Turquoise, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow cardstock. I colored the bamboo skewers for the stems using a Mossy Meadow marker, and attached everything with dimensionals and hot glue.
I stamped the cut flower pieces with tone-on-tone ink color using the spatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge. The sentiment (on a tag made with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch) comes from the new Blessed by God stamp set, and the "love" stamp on the vase itself is part of an adorable new set of three from the Holiday 2014 Catalog, called Seasonally Scattered.
Fun project, probably took about an hour and a half all told. Nothing was too complicated except the learning curve of stamping with fast-drying Blendabilities on a slick, curved surface! Leave a comment and let me know what you've used your Blendas on lately.