Day 10 - 12 Gifts of Christmas

So we are nearly at the end of our 12 days, todays gift I have seen several times on blogs and forums, but I have taken it to the next level (meaning I haven't seen one quite like this before).. so lets get on with making this....

Tealight Shade (please only use the battery operated tealights in it, I am sure it is highly flammable otherwise).

I started with an A4 sheet of vellum and cut it down to 6", the other side I left alone.

I picked a stamp set that I wanted to use, this was Wondrous Gifts and stamped onto the vellum using Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy Ink Pads. I dried it off using a heat gun...

Now this is the bit I didn't do, but in hindsight (such a wonderful thing) should have done. Stick double sided tape along both long sides and along one of the short sides, but do not remove the strip. Next I took a Versamark Ink Pad..

and light dabbed it all over the vellum. Once it was totally covered (dab the vellum not rub otherwise you will smudge the ink already on it) I sprinkled it with Stampin' Up!s Heat and Stick Powder. I then removed the excess and put it back into the pot.

I heated it until all the Heat and Stick Powder had melted and then sprinkled it with the Dazzling Diamonds, I then removed the excess and put it back in the pot.

I reheated again to set the Dazzling Diamonds. Remember not to leave the heat gun for too long in one place and remember you will have your double sided tape along the edge, so try to avoid direct heat on that too... Once the Dazzling Diamonds is set in place, set this aside and we shall make some decoration for it.

I took a sheet of Bravo Burgundy Cardstock and using the Scallop Edge Punch punched scallops all along 1 edge...

After the edge was scalloped I cut the piece of cardstock to the depth that I wanted. I then repeated to make a second strip.

I then peeled the strip of the Double Sided Sticky Tape and stuck the Bravo Burgundy Cardstock strips all the way around the top of the vellum sheet and the bottom of the vellum sheet. I then made the Vellum sheet into a circle, first peeling the strip from the Double Sided Tape on the short side of the vellum.

I then placed a Battery Operated Tealight Candle on the side and placed the shade over the top. You could make a base for it if you like, but I prefer mine without. Then all it needs is a nice dark room to show it off properly.

To be honest, these photos do not do this justice at all, it really is so, so sparkly if you use the Dazzling Diamonds and really does look Christmassy... just have a go and see for yourself.

I have also made a Moving Home card... for this I used Real Red and So Saffron Cardstock, along with Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon. The stamp set used was Loads of Love and the Loads of Love Accessories too... The Patterned Paper is So Saffron Designer Paper.

I will be back tomorrow with Day 11 or the 12 Days of Christmas...

Have a good evening all, take care xx

3 amazing people have contributed:

Rosietoes said...

The lampshade looks a treat Linda. It's very,very effective and I love the colour of the cardstock you have used with it. The moving house card is fab. That colour combo really works. :)

Fiona Whitehead said...

Linda - this is so gorgeous - I'm going to have a go - only thing I don't have is the scallop punch, but I'll improvise. I like the idea of the battery operated candles, especially after my house fire last Christmas caused by a candle. gulp.

AuroraDawn said...

Linda, that is just beautiful, another project I am going to have to find the time to recreate :)