Monday, October 24, 2011

MFP Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 8

Here we are, starting the second week of our Mark's Finest Papers' 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. I have seen so many wonderful, creative projects so far -- and today is no exception.

Candles and Christmas go together like bread and butter or salt and pepper. The first time I ever did stamping on candles I was amazed at how easy it was. With the help of my sister I followed the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers and was so pleased with the results. The images on my candles are from Cardinals in Winter and Greetings of the Season. Because the tissue paper on which you actually do the stamping is so thin, you can reverse the images before you melt them into the candle wax. I found the trick to making the images lie flat is to hold the waxed paper really tight against the candle and not to hold the heat on any longer than is necessary. Once the wax has melted enough to show an even shine on the waxed paper -- stop!



I thought it would be nice to show you how the arrangement looks when the candles are lit.



Be sure you check out all four projects for today:

Pam

Debbie M

Lois (that's me)

Linda

This is the end of my participation in the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. And hopefully you have gotten some great ideas for your Christmas projects.

9 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful candles, Lois. Love seeing the photo with them lit-gorgeous!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How pretty Lois. I love that you lit your candles up for the photo. It makes it look so warm and welcoming. Beautiful job!

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois as always what wonderful work. I love the coloring on your candles and your presentation is wonderful.

Connie said...

Those cardinals are the absolute top pick for a Christmas candle assortment Lois. You have done a super job and I like how you posted them all lit up!
TFS
Connie

Pam said...

Beautiful presentation for a gorgeous group of candles.

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lois!! Perfect for your holiday table!!

Lagene said...

I am amazed! These are absolutely GORGEOUS!

Ravengirl said...

These are great! Love the view when they are lit as well. Thanks for the tip about reversing the image as well!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois...these are absolutely gorgeous...wow