We're celebrating at AnnaBelle Stamps Blog today ....... It's a year since Andrea introduced her AnnaBelle Stamps range so we're having a Blog Hop. We're following our usual SAY IT IN.... theme which this week is Yellow and Grey. If you hop with us leaving comments along the way you could be the randomly picked winner of a Aus.$20 Gift Voucher to spend at AnnaBelle Stamps.
If you've arrived here from Teresa's blog you're on the right track. Make sure you start at the Annabelle Stamps Blog and follow the links!
Here's what I have to share with you.....
My card features one of the candle images from ABS Hold A Candle which I've embossed in Silver.
Some Websters Pages dp adds an elegant touch and the ABS pearl hearts are the perfect little embellishment.
Have you tried decorating a candle? This is my second try at this technique and I was lots happier with this one. This is how I did it:
1. Measure and cut a piece of white tissue paper long enough to wrap around the candle.
2. Stamp and colour your image. I used the border image from Floral Silhouettes, stamped in Memento Potter's Clay Ink.
3. Carefully wrap the stamped band around the candle and using a heat gun heat the paper join until the wax just starts to shine (melt). This should hold the band whilst you heat the rest, just enough so the tissue paper is held into the wax. Smooth the tissue to keep it nice and flat but be careful remember hot wax will burn!
The decorative band at the base of my candle is purely for decoration it would have to be taken off to light the candle.
I've punched a scalloped edge both sides of some grey card and added the yellow polka dot over the top.
An ABS white petal set with a yellow button sits to the side of a stamped label, you might just notice that I added two metallic sprinkles to complete the belly band. Yeah done! I'm thinking this could be a Christmas gift idea for this year.....don't you think?
Congratulations Andrea, I'm so happy to be a part of your Design Team and very excited about all the new things coming along.
Hope you'll join in with our Blog Hop and play along with this weeks yellow and grey challenge.
Ready for your next stop on the hop? That will be Ida ......click on the link to take you to her blog.
Hope you'll call past here over the week end I have some CANDY I'll be posting....... interested?
Card: Stamp Annabelle Stamps 'Hold A Candle', 'Swirl Tree' (sentiment). Card: GKD PL pure white, Grant Archival, silver,Websters Pages DP. Ink: Memento London Fog, VersaMark ABS Silver Embossing Powder. Embellishments: ABS Pearl hearts. Equipment: Spellbinder Labels 4 die, Corner shaper, Fiskars Upper Crest border punch.
Candle: Stamps: Annabelle Stamps Floral Silhouettes, Swirl Tree (sentiment). Ink Memento Potter's Clay, London Fog. Card, American Craft grey and dp Spring humble honeybee, Scrap white card and Tissue paper. Embellishments: ABS Petals, ABS Metallic Sprinkles. Equipment: Heat gun, Spellbinder Fancy Tags die. Fiskars Sun Burst border punch.