Tuesday, October 5, 2010

PPRS Hot Air Balloon Revisited

One of my favorite things about Prickley Pear's stamps and dies is their versatility.  The majority of their stamps can be used for many themes and are only limited by your creativity.  For instance, the hibiscus stamp and die can also be used to make embellishments as seen here and here.

Upon further inspection of my Hot Air Balloon die and stamp set, I realized that it could easily be used as a Christmas ornament simply by turning it upside down!  After playing around with it for a bit, here's what I came up with:

I decided to skip the stamping part completely and just use the die to cut patterned paper for my ornaments.  I simply colored the tops gold and added some thin ribbon as hanging string.  However, stamping and embossing the patterned paper in gold or silver would add a wonderful detail to the ornaments. There are so many possibilities!

Have you used your Prickley Pear stamps in an unusual way?  If so, I'd love to hear about it!

Thanks for stopping by!


~Michelle~ said... idea! Looks great! :) I love doing's fun when an inspiration hits!! :)

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps said...

Beautiful job Leslie! You rock!

Angelica said...

This card is gorgeous, perfect mixture of patterns and colors.