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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I'll Take One In Every Color! Blenko Water Bottle


The Blenko Water bottle is a classic design, Blog friend DIane of California sends another of her water bottle paper designs.
Amazing. These cards always leave me breathless -

Hillary:

It’s been asked if I’ve done other Blenko shapes for iris folding. I have not. I picked the water bottle because it is such a distinctive shape, and the body of the bottle is basically a square. This allowed me to use a standard template for a square opening. Any other shape I would have to create a specific layout pattern, and I just don’t have time. However, as a consolation prize, I send you my tangerine water bottle card.

Cheers,

Diane

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW I LOVE THIS
I WANT ONE IN EVERY COLOR FOR MY DINING ROOM WALL
I HAVE A SHELF OF WATERBOTTLES
WILL BLENKO GLASS OFFER THESE?
I WOULD PAY 10-15 DOLLARS PER CARD
BUT IM A CHEAPSKATE AND THEY ARE PROBABLY WORTH MUCH MORE.
DELIGHTFUL
THANK YOU
CALIF
MOUNTAIN RITA I WAS MISSING THE WEST BUT AFTER THIS LATEST QUAKE KINDA GLAD I LEFT.

chitrakahn said...

Are you taking order?
If so count me in.

Anonymous said...

Di
I'll order whatever my lady
Doc Glass will graciously accept.
Sol

buckndi said...

I haven't offered them to Blenko for sale, and I'm not sure it would get authorized if I did. The 384 design is theirs, I just used a silhouette of their design for my template. Each one takes about an hour to make, so they would be rather pricey to make for sales.

Diane

bridgett said...

On a brighter note, Diane these note cards are very special. One hour of time only if the artist is very talented and speedy.
B.

bridgett said...

We received newspapers today and I read about the mining accident. Hilary my prayers are no member or your family was involved.
Mining technology has advanced and progressed so these accidents should not occur.
My prayers are with you and those suffering.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Bridget
No member of my family works for a coal company. All West Virginians are in mourning for the loss of life, we are also hopeful the 4 missing will be found alive.
Your concern and prayers are welcome. Thank you.
hjh

chitrakahn said...

Diane
Today I am sending a snail mail to ask Blenko s Katie Trippe if you can make these cards for us.
Also if Blenko will sell them and if not will they grant permission for use of the image.
By the way I research and their is no existing patent on this image or design.
C.

Phani said...

Bridgett, the mining technology has advanced but the coal company is not following regulatory safety procedures. I heard that the safe house for the possible survivors is 5miles inside the mines and the rescue people to start looking for one. All the best for the efforts which start today i believe.

Anonymous said...

Hilly
Breathless &/or speechless.
Never.
Sol

sweetdoc said...

I would purchase
leave inside blank please.

Anonymous said...

could you post again the address and phone number for the stamps diane uses?

buckndi said...

The stamps are different from the iris folding. The stamps are a direct-to-paper technique, while the iris folding is strips of paper laid out in a pattern based on a specific shaped template. Instructions and links were posted on another post.

Acme Rubber Stamp is in Dallas, Texas, and is run by two Blenko collectors. The website is: www.acmers.com
3102 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75226-1684
(214) 748-4707

Enjoy!

Diane

Anonymous said...

Diane
None of us have skill, our skills are shopping. We'll purchase the cards.
Get a website and we'll come.
Ellen