"Anything BUT a Card!"
Well . . . since I really pushed the envelope last week with my "Vintage - Creams & White" DT card (would you believe it looked whiter and creamier in real life?! hehe!) Ahem . . . as I was saying, I decided to really stick to Miz Cathy's theme this week and make a Christmas Tree ornament and candle!! I also thought it might be fun to include a little tutorial on how I made the candle. Warning: Lots of photos!!
Okey dokey . . . here we go . . . .
Step 1: Obtain a white wax candle . . . either one with a wick (although you won't be lighting this candle) or a battery-operated candle (which is what I used here!) . . .
Step 2: Select your digi image . . . for today's project, I chose "Princess on Ice" (Lucy Lou) which you can find HERE in the "Oldies But Goodies" section of Sassy Cheryl's Online Store . . .
Step 3: Tape a piece of white tissue paper to a piece of white paper or cardstock & print image on your computer printer as you normally would . . .
Step 4: Leave image/tissue paper secured to white paper . . .
Step 5: Proceed to color with pencils and/or alcohol based (Copic) markers . . .
NOTE: Be sure to color image darker than you normally would, as it will appear much lighter on the tissue paper against your white candle.
Step 6: After coloring is completed, carefully remove tissue paper from the cardstock/white paper . . .
Step 7: Trim image with scissors . . .
Step 8: Place a piece of wax paper directly over the image and wrap around the candle . . .
NOTE: Gather the wax paper in your non-dominant hand . . . being careful to smooth out the wrinkles before moving on to Step 9.
Step 9: Using a heat gun or hair dryer (on warm/hot setting) and a "back and forth" waving motion, blow warm/hot air about 2-3 inches in front of image/candle. When you see the wax paper/image start to become translucent, move to another spot until you've applied heat to the entire image. Avoid holding the hot hair in one spot too long . . . doing so will melt little craters into the candle . . . and you don't want that!
Step 10: Carefully remove wax paper. Voila . . . your image has been magically adhered to (i.e., "melted into") the candle!!
Step 11: Now you can commence decorating your candle . . . (I used this really pretty ribbon . . . with SPARKLES! aarrgghh!)
Step 12: I added some blue diamonds (er, I mean, blue rhinestones . . . hehe!) and a little Liquid Applique (for her fur muff).
I also decided to make a matching Christmas Tree ornament using the same Sassy Cheryl "Princess on Ice" image. This was super-de-duper easy peasy!! I found the little ornament at my local craft store (Michael's) and just colored up (with Copics) a teensy tiny version of my Sassy Cheryl image and inserted it!! Cute, huh?
Here's a peek at the set . . .
This is how it looks with the candle turned on . . .
And one last pic for good measure!! hehe!
Sooooo . . . there ya have it . . . my "Anything But a Card" goodies! I hope you've enjoyed looking at my latest Sassy Cheryl projects and my candle tutorial. Now . . . please pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and take a peek at what Miz Cathy and the rest of Sassy Cheryl's talented DT ladies have created for inspiration! Just don't expect to see any cards this week!! Then I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! You may just be the winner of 2 free Sassy Cheryl digis!! Lots of luck!
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!