A Simple Little Holiday Gift

I’m really getting in to this whole stamping-on-candles thing. Who knew it was so easy????? It has finally occured to me that I can coordinate colors, make matching coasters, et cetera and blah blah — all the lightbulb stuff that everyone else figured out (and didn’t bother to let me in on) loooong ago!

My fascination with the candle phenomenon began during the September 2007 VSN — Karen (kthaman) hosted a challenge that called for stamping on candles. I posted the ones I did for that challenge here. She linked to a fabulous SCS tutorial which taught me everything I needed to know in easy to follow, plain English.

So this little set is another gift for my mother-in-law. I use one of my 4″x4″ coasters as the base — I trimmed a piece of Basic Grey Mellow dp and ModgePodged it on there. I edged the coaster with Old Olive ink, and dtp’d the underside of it with Old Olive and Really Rust, so it wouldn’t be boring old white. I used Old Olive again for the large Swirl from the Baroque Motifs set on the candle, and accented the swirl by sprinkling the small flower-burst thingy in Really Rust. I tied the whole thing up with some color-coordinating ribbon, and 10 minutes later I had a gift! Ok, I embellish – it took more like 20 minutes because I’m slow. And I get sidetracked by my daughter easily — she really wants to eat my ModgePodge!

If you’ve never tried this, I highly recommend it. Read the tutorial — you won’t be sorry! These candles are so fun! If you need some inspiration, here is the link to the SCS gallery that is full of stamped candles! If you do make one, post a link here (in the comment section) so I can see it!


3 Responses

  1. Wow. I am out of my head over this. The possibilities are endless! I am psyched! Thanks so much. I never would have dreamed that up! Did I say Wow? You are my new BFF. (Okay, so that’s a bit much, I’m just excited). I just can’t get over a great shared idea.

  2. I just read you can do photos, too. You tape the tissue paper down “THOROUGHLY” onto typed paper, then print and use the same technique! I’m not sure I want to see my loved ones burn down, but neat idea!

  3. This is so very beautiful, Taylor!!

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