Friday, November 15, 2013

FTHS November Stamp of the Month Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

Hi Everyone!  I'm here today with a reminder for the FTHS November Stamp of the Month Challenge and something a bit different from my usual cards.  I tried my hand at using an image on a candle.  And I am hooked!  So much fun!  Without further ado, here is Balloon Ride!

A few things I learned in this process: 

1.  Use MUCH darker colors than you normally would.  To give you an example...the darkest green you see on the candle is YG17 which now looks similar to YG25.  And my little mousies don't show up very dark even though I used W5 on them.

2.  Be careful with the amount of ink you use...It will bleed!  I had to let each color dry a bit before adding the next or the surface was entirely too wet.

3.  Speaking of'll need to place a scrap piece of cardstock under your tissue paper.  I taped my tissue paper down to keep it from moving about while I was coloring.

4.  Make sure you pull the wax paper tightly and SMOOTHLY around your candle.  Otherwise you'll end up with a crazy pattern melted into your candle.

You can click here for directions on how to create this project.  The directions are from Kim O'Connell for My Favorite Things.  Or you can do a Google search for videos.  There are several on the web.

My supply list for this project:
FTHS image, Balloon Ride
Tissue Paper
Copic Markers
Wax Paper
Heat Gun

If you played along in the challenge last month, you were emailed this image for FREE! :) If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image, Balloon Ride. Then you can enter the challenge and receive next month’s digi free. OR if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store this month, you can enter code CELEBRATE to receive this as a free gift. (Make sure your purchase doesn’t include this image or you will receive 2). 

Hope to see your creations using Balloon Ride in this month's Challenge!



  1. Oh love that, image on a candle ! So nice colors and very nice presentation !

  2. Not only it this beautiful...It's also an awesome gift giving gift!! Beautiful idea for these gorgeous stamps.

  3. Another darling candle. I love this one to, so cute and fun but still beautiful.

  4. This is amazing. What a fun gift idea, I've got to try this . Such pretty and festive colors, too.

  5. OMGoodness, this is utterly adorable! I love those meeces to pieces! ;^) Really great idea & coloring! And I love the bit of bling at the bottom! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Tress, this is amazing !! I´m off to check out the tutorial- i´m really interesting how to do that. I thinkg it´s great for a little christmas gift. WONDERFUL !!

  7. I had to pop in when I saw this, sooooo CUTE!!! I saved the tutorial so I could give this a try too! LOVE how pretty your candle looks! Hugs, Karen

  8. Another fun candle! Thanks for the tips you shared, the darker colors needed is good to know! :)