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Thursday, 22 July 2010

more candles...


So yesterday I took Joshua back to school so we could see his teachers and say goodbye - he will not be attending the school next year! I decided that I would stamp them a candle each and make a card to match to thank them for the fantastic job that they have done with Joshua in the past year - I found the candles in Tesco and I have used the greenhouse garden stamp set this stamp set lends itself to random stamping and has the great effect created by the two step stamping technique. I used the colours old olive and regal rose. I have randomly placed the stamped images on the grease proof paper and then rolled the candle over these and got the paper taut. I have then sealed the images with a heat gun carefully peeling of the greaseproof paper.
I have then placed the candle in a bag and tied a ribbon around the top securing a tag with the sentiment 'from me to you' on . For the card I have also used old olive and regal rose and have random stamped the images on in three sizes stamping off the medium sized flower. I have added basic grey middles to the flower as I thought this would be more subtle than black. I have added ribbon to the left hand edge of the card and the sentiment to the bottom right. I have used the stripey ribbon to tie the top of the candle and a brad to decorate the tag. The teachers loved them and I hope you like them too!
Thanks for looking and your comments are appreciated - Debbi x x x

STAMP SET greenhouse garden, best yet
CARD regal rose, old olive
INK regal rose, old olive, basic grey
ACCESSORIES stripey ribbon, brad, tag punches, gold thread

3 comments:

  1. Wow, Debbi the candles are gorgeous! The teachers will love them.

    J x

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  2. Debbie your candles are wonderful hugs alma xx

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  3. No wonder the teachers were impressed the candles are lovely but I like the cards even more.

    Look how well that clever boy can sign his name .. genius !! xx

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