Welcome to this month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop!
It's been a while since I had a chance to blog about Stampin Up. I was busy crafting and preparing for my first Vendor Fair. I really wish I could say it was a huge success. We had lots of people stop by the table in awe that everything was handmade, but sadly the purchase were very minimum and no contacts!
Well now that is over I can get back to the norm! This month, I am sharing a really fun, and super easy, gift giving project! I made a handful of these for my table! I planned on giving what I didn't sell, to my family members that I do not see until after the Christmas holiday.
So sit back and relax, grab a cup of a your favorite beverage, and prepare to be wow'd by all the amazing projects shared during the blog hop!
Leave a comment about what you LOVED about my projects and on your comment! And i will choose 1 lucky winner at the end for some Blog candy!
My project this month was a bit challenging! Stamping on candles!!! WOW, I have to say all you crafters that have done this, make it look so simple. But by trial and error, I came up with a design that I loved! While, the Deck the Halls version, is design with Christmas in mind, the gold and silver Peace on Earth is a style they can stay on display throughout New Years! And the best part is no matter how long the candle is glowing, the flame will never ruin the stamped image! Why? Glad you asked, because the candles I used are battery operated!!!
The process is simple, but you definitely need to take you time and practice on a few before you get it just right!
You will need a few things, tissue paper, wax paper and a heat tool.
First stamp your design on the tissue paper, cut the image out leaving a very small border. Place the tissue paper on the candle. Take a piece of wax paper and cut to the width of the candle, but leave it long so you can wrap the wax paper and hold everything tight! Gently heat the stamped area. You will see the wax begin to melt and look wet and shining, keep moving the heat tool around until you see the tissue paper dissolve. Make to not heat in one area to long! The wax will melt to much and the image will look blotchy. When using the battery candles, see if they are all wax, or wax over plastic, this makes a difference too. If the candle is wax over plastic, and you heat too long in one spot, the plastic will be exposed.
My card was fun to make!
I layered stitched ovals and used the layering square framelits to cut out the opening on the card.
I cut out the trees from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and the paper is from the Be Merry DSP.
I hope you liked my projects and card!
Be sure to leave a comment!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Stampin