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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

eastern script (by Veronica)

 I am a sucker for script stamps, so the letter stamp on the paisley elephant stamp sheet immediately caught my eye!

Having a small candle sitting on the shelf waiting to be used solved the question of what to do with it - decorate with the script stamp.

I stamped the image twice onto white tissue paper with black versafine ink, tore carefully round the edges once the ink was dry then fused them to the candle using a heat gun.

I then made a box to fit the candle using an envelope punch board and black card. Before gluing the box together i stamped the script stamp on the sides using versamark ink and white embossing powder.
Once the box was assembled, i needed something to fasten it, so a trip to my local craft shop was needed. What I was hoping to find was an elephant charm, but they were either tiny or way too big - what was the right size was a pack of elephant buttons. They were decorated with flowers , so I covered them with a few layers of versamark ink and gold embossing powder and then pressed them onto the stamp while the powder was still hot. A trip of plaited embroidery threads was looped and the ends sandwiched between two buttons to make the fastening.

I used what was left of the sheet of tissue paper to wrap the candle inside the box, simply repeat stamping the script in black and grey versafine ink in a fairly random pattern.


  1. What a wonderful idea to pretty up a candle, and the box is so beautifully coordinated with the added script, and even on the tissue paper too. x

  2. This is fabulous and such a great idea too.
    Linda xxx

  3. A beautifully designed project Veronica, I love decorated candles and how lovely to have a box for it, Kate x


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