Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Christmas Candle

I have always wanted to try a stamped candle after seeing so many beautiful ones on Splitcoast! I don't know about in the US, but in Canada the retail stores start putting out Christmas Decorations on November 1st since Thanksgiving is already finished here. I was running some errands and doing a little shopping when I was reminded about all the gorgeous Christmas candles that are already making their appearances. That of course led me to follow this tutorial to create my own!

I was actually surprised at how easy it was! I used one of the Our Daily Bread Designs November releases called Joy to the World to create my Christmas candle. I really wanted to create a little gift box for it that had some resemblance of a manger and this is what I came up with! lol

I used one of Lauren Meader's new MyTimeless Templates to create the box. Before I assembled it used the Direct to Paper technique to create my wood grain :) So fast and easy! I really didn't want to add too much in way of decoration to the box, because I wanted the highlight of it to be my Christmas candle. I think that these would make fabulous Christmas Gifts for my kid's preschool teachers :) Go ahead -You know you want to try one!! :)

Christmas Candle Ensemble Recipe:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Joy to the World
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Tissue Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, More Mustard
Accessories: Copics, Wax Paper, Ribbon, Large and Small SU Star Punches, Sponges, Mytime Keepsake Box Template, Craft Knife, Heat Gun

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Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I just love this...I may have to give it another try!
hugs, Jami

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous candle, and gorgeous box to showcase it!! WOW!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful Kim!! I've never tried a stamped candle but I'd love to!! It's on that never ending list of things to try!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Stunning, Kim!!!! Wonderful project and lovely gift!!!! Of course, you coloring makes it extra special!!!! Beautifully done!!!!!!