Be Patient with my blog as it is a work in progress for the next few days. I have a header I like and a blinkie. So now I need to completer the rest of the template. I am learning PS5 as I do this so it may take a few days. Happy Crafting ~~Misty

Monday, June 13, 2011

Father's Day gift

Hi there MISTY AKA The Daily Scrapper from with my newest SweetSassyDiva DT project.

For this project I wanted to go away from cards or layouts but still use my cricut. I decided it was time to replace my husband's candle so I would alter a candle for him. this year his father's Day gift is a new bike. I found a super cute SU set that I had. Grabbed the dear Father sentamint and off I went.

Here are step by step pictures and instructions to create a one of a kind candle.

I started with a $$$ Store white cotton candle, wax paper and tissue paper. No not the blow you nose kind silly willy, the gift kind. you can get all these materials relatively cheaply at the $$$ stores. I stamped my bike and sentamint onto the tissue paper using a good pigment ink. Any type will work but I have found that they water based dye inks fade when you heat set it.

Once it is all stamped, I cut the wax paper and tissue paper to size. This is a 6 inch candle. I used a piece of ribbon to find the circumfrence. I know I should have measured it seeing as math is my thing but the ribbon was easier LOL. So my paper ended up being 9 X 6. I wrapped the tissue paper image side out around the candle. Then I covered it with the wax paper. Out came the heat gun. Slowly I went around the candle heat setting the wax down. Then I went more completely to really melt the wax off the paper. You can see the murky wax paper turn clear as the wax melts onto the candle. Be careful not to set it in one space too long or you will begin melting the candle. This part will take practice.

Once you can see through all of the wax paper and it appears clear, you remove the outter layer and expose the "stamped" candle. :) Here is my completed candle.

I used my gypsy and made a tag with Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More. It is cut at 3 inches. I used rub ons from Stampin Up and there we have a tag. The ribbon is from Paper Trey Ink. I really love their saddle stitch ribbon. I know my husband is going to love his bicycle candle to match his new bike for Father's Day. It is a good thing he does not read my blog LOL.

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