Monday, April 30, 2012

Candle Holders Using a Big Shot and Dies

Good Monday morning to all of you! Hope you had a great week-end.

Now on to the post.  I've seen these cute little candle holders for the last couple of years on the Internet and have always wanted to try making some, so why not do it right before you leave to go on your mini vacation, like the night before!  Yep, I just had to make some the night before we left because my daughter was coming into town to dog sit for us and I wanted to show her these.  Maybe for the reception table, but they maybe too small but they were easy, fast and fun to make.  I found this video over on Stamping with Frenchie.  Now of course you need to be very careful when working with the flashing so you don't cut yourself but after it has been cut out with the die, it doesn't seem to be sharp anymore!  You see the smaller flower that is purple?  I used some spray paint to see what would happen and it worked just fine.  After cutting out the flowers, I put each section into an embossing folder to add some texture.  The die that I used is from Stampin' Up! and it is called, Flower Folds and the embossing folder is called Perfect Polka Dots.

Oh since I was in a hurry I just used glue dots to hold them together but you probably should use hot glue or whatever Frenchie recommends in her video.

Thanks for dropping in to see me, I enjoy vour visits!                     Mary

1 comment:

Chanda Stehlik said...

These turned out really pretty, Mary! I've wanted to try them, but have never gotten around to it. Really sweet!