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Vintage Stamps Candle & Coasters

By  Trudee Sauer  for  Cornish Heritage Farms

sizes: candle, 3"x9"; coasters, 4"x4"

Materials

  • Ivory pillar candle, 3”x9”
  • Botticcino tumbled tiles, 4”x4”, four (Home Depot)
  • Cardstock: cream; light brown; dark sage green
  • Green eyelets, two
  • Ribbon: ivory taffeta; hunter green organdy
  • Cream felt, 9”x12”

Tools

  • Thomas Kinkade Collection stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms): Cobblestone Bridge; Light of Peace
  • Ink pads: Espresso Adirondack dye (Ranger); Olive and Midnight Blue StazOn, Olympia Green VersaFine (all Tsukineko)
  • Wizard Embossing & Die Cutting System and Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders)
  • Hole punch, 1/8”
  • Inkssentials Cut ‘n Dry Foam (Ranger)
  • Eclipse Tape, 12mm (JudiKins)
  • Distressing Tool (Tonic Studios)
  • Foam mounting tape
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Candle
  • 1. Stamp Olympia Green bridge on cream cardstock. Die cut and emboss image into oval. Sponge edges Espresso.
  • 2. Die cut larger green scalloped oval. Adhere ovals together and punch hole at each side. Set eyelets.
  • 3. Cut 2"x10" light brown strip; sponge edges Espresso. Cut 2-1/2"x10" dark sage strip; distress edges. Adhere layers together and wrap around candle; secure ends.
  • 4. Tie ivory ribbon through eyelets. Adhere image to strip with foam tape.
  • Coasters
  • 1. Wipe tiles with rubbing alcohol to remove dust; let dry.
  • 2. Cut 3" card stock square and place in center of first tile. Tape off edges with Eclipse Tape; remove cardstock.
  • 3. Stamp desired image using StazOn ink. Remove tape. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each tile.
  • 4. Cut 3-3/4" felt squares; adhere to bottom of tiles. Stack tiles and wrap with ribbons as shown.