I'm excited to show you my contribution today!
I made this lovely trio of candles showing the Nativity Scene using this beautiful Christmas set by H&M Stamps called A Child is Born.
You can see a tutorial for how to do this technique on Split Coast here.
Basically - you stamp your image on a piece of white tissue paper, color it with markers or reinkers, crayons or colored pencils - cut around the image and place the tissue paper image on the candle where you want it located.
Then you cut a piece of wax paper a little bigger than the height of the image and long enough to wrap around the candle with a few inches more to grab. Wrap the wax paper around the candle over the tissue paper image and hold the wax paper tight against the image on the candle by grabbing the wax paper in the back.
Move your hot gun over the wax paper and image until you see the tissue 'disappear' into the candle (this doesn't take long at all). Remove the wax paper and your image is on your candle and the tissue paper should be invisible. Repeat with each image you want on the candle. Then you can decorate as you wish.
I added gold ribbon to the top and bottom of the Holy Family candle as well as a silver stickles halo around baby Jesus' head.
These candles are so easy to make and come out so professional looking! I think this trio would make a lovely Christmas decoration for a mantle or as a table centerpiece.
Please hop over to the other Design Team members below to see what fun creations they have to show you! Our two new DT members, Kimberly and Julie, are participating too - whoo hoo!! so be sure to welcome them when you drop by their blogs!
Heather is offering 40% off on all her in stock fall stamp sets and free shipping until Christmas!!! - so be sure to check it all out here.
How to participate in this blog hop and what you can win !!
there will be one winner chosen for each category from all the DT's blogs.
1. Upload a project here using H&M Stamps for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to H&M Stamps
2. Upload a project here using other companies stamps for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to H&M Stamps
3. Leave a comment here explaining your favorite Christmas Treat/Memory/Gift, etc. for a chance to win 10 yards of ribbon from H&M Stamps.
All entries/comments due by Friday 11/7/08
and thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and checking out all our decorating ideas! We hope you are inspired to create your own!
Stamps: H&M Stamps: A Child is Born
Paper: Tissue Paper, Wax Paper
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Supplies: Prismacolor markers, hot gun, silver stickles, gold ribbon: Papertrey Ink