Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tutorial-Making Faux Candles

Good morning!  It's Tutorial Wednesday over at Catch The Bug and it's my turn to share with you all!  I thought it would be fun to show you how I make my Faux Candles for birthday cards.

The cool thing about making faux candles is they're made from paper so you don't have to worry about wax melting all over your creations when you mail them and you can customize them to match your cards.

So let's get started!  I made a fun girls birthday card using Bugaboo Stamps Wee Ones-Cake Time.

Faux Candles

Supplies you'll need:

Various pieces of designer paper measuring 2 x 1.5 Inches
Embroidery floss or bakers twine
Glossy accents or glue tabs
Skewer or thin knitting needle

Start by rolling paper around the skewer so that the finished candle will be 2 inches long. Apply adhesive to the end and attach.

Remove from skewer and insert embroidery floss through the middle, leaving approximately ¼ inch out the top.

Apply a little drop of glossy accent to the inside top to hold thread in place. Trim excess thread from bottom.

Let adhesive dry and your finished.

Here's a card I made using the Faux candles, tied together with twine and attached with glue:

Images: Wee Ones Cake Time (Bugaboo Stamps), Jot It Down (The Cutting Cafe)
Papers: White. Bold Yellow Stripe (Recollections), Surf & Swim Lei and Dots (Trinity Papers), Hello Summer Little Flowers (Echo Park)

That's all there is to it!  Can't wait to see your birthday creations with faux candle embellishments!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamping Hugs,
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Desire Fourie said...

Becky this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
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Kelly said...

How cool is this!!! When I seen this on my dashboard I just had to stop by to see how you did it. Very cool and VERY creative!!! Thanks for sharing.

Stacey Schafer said...

what an adorable card! those candles are super clever! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

Gale said...

Adorable card. I love the layout and your papers. Everything just fits together beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us in the Anything Goes Challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

Shirley-anne said...

Super fun card love the tutorial too .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

craftyeyes said...

fab card great image and layout , candles are fab thanks for sharing , thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x said...

Fantastic card. I love the Bugaboo image, design and those fab candles. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill (DT) x

Dora said...

OMG this is stunning, fabulous card, love the colours and image... and especially those candles.. thank you for the tut :D and also thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Claire Spielman said...

So sweet of you to share such a versatile candle technique! Thanks and your card is wonderful!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

Nikki Byrne said...

Brilliant card, fab image and thank you for the tutorial, will have to give it a whirl! thank you for sharing it with us this week at OSAAT, and good luck, Hugs


Nikki Byrne said...

Brilliant card, fab image and thank you for the tutorial, will have to give it a whirl! thank you for sharing it with us this week at OSAAT, and good luck, Hugs


Sarah said...

Such a fun card, just love those cute candles. Thank you for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps this week for our Layers challenge x

Wendy said...

Fab card hun love the candles very cute thank you for joining our challenge at whimsy stamps


Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Becky! Your image is fabulous with great colouring and your faux candles are a great idea :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Ali said...

What a fab card.. I love the cute image and the papers you've chosen. And thanks so much for your great tutorial on making your mini faux candles - what a brilliant idea! :)

Thanks for joining in our challenge at OSAAT this week.


Cathy said...

Very cute, thanks for playing the Blue challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's challenge :)

Lola said...

Your candles are fabulous! What a fantastic idea and tutorial.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Great tutorial on the candles and soooo love your card. There is no way I can catch up on all your wonderful postings but you can't blame this girl for trying.

Sweet Fairy said...

This card is so beautiful. I like the coloring and that image is so creative. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic Card, which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.


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