Welcome to day 4 of the Xyron and ClearSnap partnership!! This has been SO much fun!! If you have not been following along, stop by the Xyron blog to find out the details!!
Today I have 4 projects to share with you... I had SO many more fabulous and fun ideas, but time ran out... kids needed meals... laundry needed doing... you know how it goes! :)
For my first project, I want to show you my absolute favorite. I can't take credit for the idea... as I seen it done on Kazan Clark's blog the other day. When I seen it, I had this lightbulb moment... "I HAVE to do that for the blog swap!!!" I thought!! So, right after breakfast, I got at it... it was done in 1/2 hour. Seriously... it's SO quick!! Check it out...
Chevron Stamped Candle
It totally looks like the stamping is directly on the candle, but it is not! :) Here's the basic how-to. For more details, stop by Kazan's blog and see her fabulous tutorial.
1. Stamp background stamp onto tissue paper. Trim to height of candle. Lightly tack in place with Mega runner. Repeat with using as many piece as needed to cover candle.
2. Heat with heat gun. This will melt the wax beneath the tissue paper. The paper will stick to the candle and disappear. It's really quite cool to watch! :)
Then decorate as desired!! I adhered 2 strips of thin white lace using my Xyron 1.5" Create-a-sticker. Then diecut some gold foil paper with my Spellbinders Foliage dies. Add a spray of flower centers and a premade flower and you're finished!! I usually make my own flowers with Spellbinders dies, but I wanted this to be fast... and it was!!
Xyron: Mega Runner, 1.5" Create-a-sticker
Clear Snap: Wicked black Archival die ink
Red tissue paper
Unity Stamp Co: Chevron Stamp
Spellbinders: Foliage dies and foil
Wright and Co: lace
Hot Glue Gun
FOR YOU Gift Envelope
ClearSnap: Colorbox Archival Ink (Grasshopper)
Xyron: 5" Creative Station, Mega Runner
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, Die Templates (ORchard Harvest Tags and Accents, Standard circles SM)
Bo Bunny: Country Garden 6x6 paper pad
Creative Impressions: Twine
Elmers: X-acto corner rounder, Gel pens
Buttons Gallore and More: Button
Unity Stamp Co: Orchard Harvest tags and accents stamps
You Are Simply Amazing
This final card has a fun technique I want to share with you quickly... I used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities template. If you are not familiar with these, they are double sided embossing folders! Double the fun!! Anywho... I rubbed ink directly onto the embossing folder... in a bit of a rainbow pattern... I know it's faint in the photo... as I used pastel colors to keep it soft. If you look close, you will see the change in colors. Once I have the ink applied, I inserted the paper and closed the embossing folder. Using the Grand Calibur machine and rasberry embossing plate, I embossed the paper. When it comes out, it has a beautiful embossed rainbow. Very cool!! Then I added small dots of smooch.
Xyron Mega Runner, 5" Creative Station
ClearSnap: Fluid Chalk (Baby's breath collection) Daffodile and Blue Iris (For tag), Smooch (Cape Cod)
Recollections: White Card Stock, flowers
Bazill: Blue cardstock
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, Rasberry plate, EL-006 Mystic
Creative Impressions: Twine
Just Rite Stampers: Sentiment
Are You Still With ME??
That was a long post! Thanks for sticking around! :)
Thanks to CLEARSNAP for this fabulous partnership!! It has been a blast!! Drop by their blog and facebook page to see more inspiration!!
Until Next Time...