Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stamped Candle Gift Set

Thanks for joining me today, Stampers! Today I have Part Two of yesterday's post, tissue paper techniques. If you missed it, be sure to check out Part One, the Faux Silk Technique. Today's project is a stamped candle and coordinating gift bag using the Just Believe Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Above you can see the entire ensemble: coordinating candle, gift bag and card.

Stamped candles are so much fun and easy to make! Start out with a white pillar candle. Stamp your images on to a piece of white tissue paper. Cut out your stamped images fairly close to the edges. Next, take a piece of wax paper and cut it so that it is not any taller than the candle being used and long enough so that it wraps completely around the candle and then some. Take your first stamped image and place it on the candle. Then place the wax paper on top and wrap the wax paper around the candle. Pinch the excess closed with your fingers making sure the wax paper is tight against the candle.

Wave the Heat Tool over the area where the stamped image is. Be sure to keep the wax paper nice and tight. As the candle heats up, the pressure from the wax paper should push the image into the melting wax of the candle, embedding the image and leaving your image intact. Slowly peel the wax paper off the candle. You can do numerous images on one candle; just place another image on the candle and move the wax paper. It is best to try and not use the same spot on the wax paper for each image, but you can use one piece of wax paper numerous times.

For the gift bag, an image was stamped repeatedly onto tissue paper (for the inside of the bag) and then set aside to dry. The image on the bag was stamped onto Whisper White Card Stock and then adhered to the bag. The top and bottom were covered in Old Olive and Cajun Craze Card Stock, and the project was finished off with a tag.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Just Believe
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink Pads: Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Markers: Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1/16” Handheld Circle Punch
Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearls, White Baker’s Twine
Other: Tissue Paper, Waxed Paper, White Gift Bag

Note: The candle directions were modified from a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.com:
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Darnell Knauss said...

Seriously, this is more stunning than anything in the stores! Your work is flawless and inspiring...thank you so much for sharing!

Ann Schach said...

What a fabulous ensemble of projects, Sandy! They are gorgeous!

Margaret said...

Such a wonderful gift set! The candle is so pretty, I don't think I could burn it... Love how you showed various uses for this technique and all with the same stamp set!