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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The gift of a Candle (by Veronica)

Loving the new background stamps, this one is called Baroque Orchids and reminds me of brocade, and it seems  a shame to cover any of it up!

Recently I finally managed to get a candle that looked ok when finished – previously they have looked decidedly the worse for wear and rather mis-shapen. Using baking parchment wrapped tightly round when heating the tissue paper onto the candle makes all the difference! Pushing my luck, I thought that I would have a go with this stamp and my last remaining candle.......

I stamped with black memento ink on to what I thought was white tissue paper (reminder, don’t choose your tissue paper by artificial light next time!) then cut out around the image to make a strip to fit the candle, which was too short for the whole image.  I tightly wrapped the candle with the baking parchment, and held it by this while heating gently – I still have a very old hairdryer type heat gun, which has a more gentle heat than the newer guns.

The box was painted with black acrylic paint, and I smudged the corners with versamark and copper EP to make it a bit more interesting. The image for the lid was stamped in versamark onto black card, embossed with copper EP, cut to size and glued down.

Finishing touch was the tissue paper, black paper  randomly stamped using a copper pigment ink pad.

Thanks for calling in today, please come back soon to see more wonderful project from me fellow team mates using these gorgeous background stamps.



  1. Hi Veronica, lovely make, I find it difficult not to melt the candle but your candle is super, beautful stamp, Kate x

  2. What a beautiful gift, I too always seem to have a mishapen candle so I may try again, thanks for the inspiration xx

  3. What a beautiful gift, I too always seem to have a mishapen candle so I may try again, thanks for the inspiration xx

  4. A beautiful gift So opulent looking. I love it.

  5. Beautiful projects; like the copper that I have to use ofter... looks beautiful on that box-lit!

  6. A very pretty background stamp Veronica and love what you have done with the candle, box and tissue paper. x

  7. stunning work Veronica - really gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

  8. What a gorgeous gift set Vronnie! Very elegant and a wonderful showcase for that beautiful stamp ..... my personal favourite of the four although the others are extremely useful.

    Lesley Xx


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