When you blog every day with a new project design it can be challenging. Often I go to bed wondering what my next project will be and I wake up with an idea. In the event that that doesn’t happen, usually a shower does the trick. Today was once of those days and the idea for a candle collar popped into my head. So with products from the new Gilded Autumn Suite and a couple of ink pads I set to work.
I began with a pillar candle that is 2-3/4″ across and 2-1/4″ high (not including the domed top). I was thinking of Thanksgiving and chose the pretty chevron pattern from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). To wrap my candle I cut the paper 2″ x 9″, so I had a small overlap held in place with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Then around the DSP I added 9″ of the Mint Macaron 1/2″ Basket Weave Ribbon. Once again I secured it in place with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Now I was ready to create the decorative piece.
THREE INK PADS
First I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card using the #4 hexagon die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (counting from the smallest up).
Next I chose three different ink colours for my autumn palette; Early Espresso, Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider.
I found the sentiment in the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set, but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. This wasn’t a problem as I realised it would be easy to alter. First I made sure the stamp was completely clean. Next I put the stamp on my acrylic block and put a little bit of sellotape over “for” and “you”. With that done I inked up the stamp with Early Espresso ink. Then, before stamping onto my die-cut piece, I simply removed the sellotape.
With that done I turned my attention to the leaves using the Autumn Punch Pack. From Cinnamon Cider Velveteen Paper I punched two maple leaves and an oak leaf. Then punched two more oak leaves from the Soft Sea Foam Velveteen Paper.
To add dimension to the leaves I then added ink to the edges of the punched pieces using Sponge Daubers. On the oak leaves I used Old Olive ink, and changed to Cherry Cobbler ink on the maple leaves. At this point I realised that the ink wasn’t drying very quickly so set it aside while I got on with some chores.
Once the ink on the leaves was dry I was ready to start putting the focal piece together using Mini Glue Dots.
In the top right corner of the sentiment I first fixed some small loops of Linen Thread. Then I added one of each colour oak leaf followed by a maple leaf.
In the bottom left corner I attached a green oak leaf and maple leaf. Then I tied a small bow from 1/4″ Copper Grosgrain Ribbon and fixed that on top. Finally I put a strip of Tear & Tape down the centre on the back of the label and mounted it onto the candle collar. Job done.
I’m really pleased with how this turned out despite the fact that I had to wait for the sponging to dry. Next time I’ll make sure to do that part of the project first.
This isn’t the first project I’ve made using products from the Gilded Autumn Suite. Here are links to the some earlier blog posts featuring these gorgeous products:
- A Paper Pumpkin Thing – Summer Nights
- Ending July with a gilded sneak peek
- A teeny brushed metal sneak peek
Candle collars make great gifts and are a lovely addition to a table display. Do you use your papercrafting to create decor projects for your home or to give away as gifts? What’s your favourite type of non-greetings card project to make?