Here is the second project that was made at my candle stamping class last week. Transforming these tealight candles into a decorative gift item was so quick and easy, I’m planning on creating more of these for holiday gifts!
I sure wish I could take credit for this clever idea, but must admit to finding it in my wanderings. Many thanks to Tanya Boser for generously sharing her talent and directions. I modified the size of the gift box to hold 3 tealight candles and added a divided insert. The images were initially stamped with one color, then markers were used to highlight various portions of the leaves to add some color and depth. I suppose a disclaimer should be added when burning the tealights. Since the image is stamped on tissue paper, it may burn – so never leave these unattended! I did a trial run on one candle and it only singed a bit of the image, but you never know … it is paper and we all know paper and fire do not mix well!
Of course, no gift is complete without a coordinating card. I love this simple layout using Stampin’ Up!’s square punches, layered with a wide strip of matching designer paper and contrasting scallop edged borders.
Project Recipe (all projects included)
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Paper: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Autumn Spice DSP
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Markers, square punches, corner punch, Scallop Edge border punch, brads, tissue paper, heat gun, scallop oval punch, wide oval punch, 1/8” grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4” striped ribbon, linen thread, dimensionals