Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Embossed Metal-Covered Candles

I have such a pretty project to show you today - embossed metal-covered candles. I've been wanting to make one of these for quite awhile. I purchased some colored metal sheets (non-Stampin' Up!) and have sort of been hoarding them for awhile... (you never do that, do you?) Smiley from millan.net

Well anyway, I finally cut into it to create these candles - aren't they gorgeous? The picture doesn't really do it justice. They are so much prettier in real life. We made a coordinating card for the first candle.
Wouldn't this make a great little gift for someone? Either a wedding gift, a thinking of you gift, or a "thanks for letting me stay at your house" hostess gift. The idea for this wasn't original to me. It came from a post on Workin' Out the Inks back in February. My card is a little different than hers, but I still used that gorgeous Framed Tulips textured impressions embossing folder. Love, love, love that! The candle and the metal parts on the card were made with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I'm not sure that I would be comfortable burning this candle because of the Seam Binding Ribbon tied on the side. I would probably remove that before actually lighting the candle. Safety first! Smiley from millan.net

Here is a close-up of the card. The edges were sponged with a little Perfect Plum to bring out the embossed part. Basic pearls were added in the centers of some of the images.
Here is the candle and card that my friend Judy made. Pretty, isn't it? I love the turquoise and Early Espresso together!
I had some miscellaneous candles around the house, so I decided to cover all of them too. Most of these candles are about 2 to 2-1/2" tall. I'm not going to be happy with just "plain" candles anymore! The red one uses the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and Basic Rhinestones for accents. It was hard to get a close-up picture of the red one, so this is the best picture I have of it.
This pink candle was covered with metal embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder and accented with some Basic Pearls. This candle is closer to 3" tall.
The green candle was covered with metal embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder. I didn't add any additional accents to this one - I liked it just the way it is.

So if you have some plain candles, dress them up with some embossed metal! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! Or if you decorate some candles of your own, send me a picture so I can see your creation! Until next time...


Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

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