Thursday, October 25, 2007

Another Candle

This time, instead of stamping on the candle, I've made a little tealight lampshade for a candle. You get a lovely soft glow through the vellum that looks so pretty sitting on a shelf or tabletop.
Here's how I did it:
Start with two 8cm x 27.5 cm strips of cardstock. Score one of the strips at 6.3, 13, 19.5 and 26cm. This will be the inside piece of your tealight shade. Fold along your score lines, and punch tag windows between the score lines. I took a nip out of the corners, to frame my tag window using the Large Square punch. Now take your unscored strip of cardstock and lay it under your scored piece; this is going to be the outside piece of your lampshade. Use the existing folds in your scored piece to wrap the outside piece around it, folding as you go in the same places as your inside piece. Burnish the folds with your Bone Folder. With the two pieces together, mark where your tag windows are onto the outside piece so you can punch them in the same spots. Stamp the inside and outside as desired. Stamp onto small pieces of vellum, colour the reverse side and adhere to the windows. Attach your inside and outside pieces together using Sticky Strip, tucking the ends, and trimming off any excess, so it looks neat.
Hope that makes sense. It's hard to describe without pictures to show you each step. Email me if you have any questions!
Cardstock: Pale Plum A4, Paper Vellum
Stamps: Scribble This
Ink: Pale plum, Black Stazon
Other: Pale Plum Marker, Perfect Plum Marker, Large Tag Punch, Large Square Punch, Bone Folder


  1. Wow, this is just stunning!!!

  2. Wow! What a fantastic idea - you are just so clever!!

  3. Marelle, you are so clever - I love this idea!



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