Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Birthday Candles

Hi everyone.  Here is my Design Team card for the latest challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More #43 - Addicted to Colors (or use the closest you have to these colors).

I wish I could take credit for coming up with the idea for making these candles - they are so cute.  I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for the color challenge.

Prize:  2 sheets of digis (8 images)
(please follow the rules of the challenge to be eligible to win)

Whoopsi Daisy will be sponsoring the whole month of May 2013

Stamps:  Make a Big Wish (studio g)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Lined DP in Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  White hemp twine; piercing tool, mat and template; Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, sticky strips, adhesives, and dimensionals

I cut the lined DP on the diagonal; each piece is 2 1/4" x 3 1/2".  I put a straight line of glue on one short end and a sticky strip on the other (leaving the cover on the strip).  I placed the hemp twine in the glue and held for a couple of seconds until it was adhered.  Then I rolled up the paper, making sure the top and bottom remained lined up, and then removed the cover of the sticky strip at the end and secured.

I picked up this sentiment about a year ago from one of the $1.50 bins at Michael's ... it's just perfect for today's card ... I stamped the sentiment using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.  I pierced a border around the edge of the card front and then used my Black Stampin' Write marker to add stitch lines.  I adhered the candles using sticky strips, and then popped the card front up onto the card base for added dimension.

For interest, I added a band of each striped DP on the inside, cutting the blue 3/4" wide, the pink 1/2" wide and the orange 1/4" wide.  I layered them together and adhered them to the inside.

Here's a close-up of the candles:

I hope I have inspired you to join us for this fun challenge.  Check out the other fabulous creations by the Design Team at ATS&M!


Nonni said...

Those candles are so fun and look really realistic! I also love the kraft base, it suits the colors really well. xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Awesome Loll! They look like candles you might have bought instead of made. Terrific CAS card. Hugs D

Kylie said...

Seriously? You made these candles - you are a legend Loll. What a great use of our colours. Those candles look REAL!!! Great job, my friend!! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll. I thought the candles were real! Great idea. The sentiment goes perfectly. Fabulous card.
Take care,
Florence xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Loll and such a great idea the candles look great against the Kraft coloured card


sandie said...

wow Loll, these are amazing, I really thought they were the real thing! FABULOUS!!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you so much Loll for sharing the details on your cute and creative candles. I definitely want to try your technique. You candles look so real with the twine wick and striped bright colored DSP. Perfect layout and sentiment too. Hard to believe that is faux stitching. I really LOVE it all. TFS my friend...

Sue said...

Wow, Loll, those candles are so realistic and the colours look really good on the kraft background.

shirley-bee said...

The candles look realistic, the stitching looks realistic - fab card. I'll have to try this.

Canonbury creations said...

I thought those candles were real Loll, how clever are you:) Such a striking card!
Val x

Bonnie said...

What a festive birthday card! Love the candles and think it's probably not easy getting them to roll up evenly! You have such patience!

Cathy said...

I also thought the candles were real! What a great idea :)

stressfreestamping said...

EEEEKKK!!! I am in LOVE with your candles! They do look real! I love the Crumb Cake card base and how you left it all so simple.