Hello and welcome to a Gina K. Designs blog hop that we are doing to help keep the party going for STAMPtember all month long at Simon Says Stamp! Today we are showcasing Gina's new set for Simon Says Stamp, Joy of the Season! You can also get them bundled with its coordinating dies, shown below. Be sure to comment as you go through the hop, each comment will count as one entry towards a gift certificate at Simon say s Stamp. Winner will be drawn and announced on Tuesday at StampTV.
Since it's still over 100 degrees here, I'm not quite ready to make my Christmas cards yet, but as soon as I saw these gorgeous tress I knew I was ready to check some home decor and handmade gifts off my list by making these simple embossed vellum wraps! They looks so elegant during the day, and look like a miniature sun setting behind the trees when you add a tiny tealight at night! These are a great way to change out a design on a candle jar to match your season or occasion, just slide it off when you are ready for plain glass or a new theme, and look just like etched glass but without the permanent commitment or hassle of executing that! I decided to make step out photos this time to show the process.
You'll need a clear jar*, glass or vase with straight sides (straight is important, otherwise it won't lay flat on curved sides and you'll have to do some trimming/monkeying around) , stamp set, Versamark pad, white embossing powder, vellum paper, heat gun, large acrylic block, adhesive tape, and scratch paper for masking.
Tear your scratch paper unevenly to create hills and place over the bottom of your vellum, about 1/2" up. Smash Versamark pad all over to completely cover this area. Remove paper.
Stamp trees image all the way across in Versamark, overlapping your embossed snow.
Add powder and shake off excess. I didn't worry as much about getting every stray bit off, as it will just look like a few flakes coming off the trees!
Turn vellum sideways and add a length of the tape to on end.
Remove backing from tape and wrap around jar, pressing one end on top of tape in the other end. Make it tight enough so no wrinkles and doesn't wobble, but loose enough you can still pull it off later.
Voila! Looks gorgeous just sitting out, unlit!
But when it IS LIT, it's LIT!!
You can also make a wrap with the snowflakes or other images in the set, but with the light in side the snowy tree scene is my favorite, looks like you could step inside. I love how the flame crates its own colors as the light diffuses to look just like a morning or evening sky!
This idea will make great inexpensive gifts, that look so luxe! So many ways to use pretty jars around the house, too, not just for candles!
I hope you enjoyed this idea and tutorial! This is a limited edition set only available at Simon Says Stamp, and once it's gone it's gone! Get yours here.
Let's see what the rest of the Gina K. Designs team has with this set:
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*This is a Diamond Candle jar (after I finished the candle and popped out the remaining wax) the vellum is on my craft mat if you can see in the photo, measuring 6 by 10 inches, so the jar is a little taller, but has a wider lip at the bottom. I love the scent of Diamond Candles, and the surprise of the ring. That they come in a pretty jar you can use or upcycle is a bonus. TIP: To remove that last bit of wax, instead of heating and pouring it out, or chipping it out, put it in the freezer! The wax will pop right out in one piece, no mess, clear jar ready to go!
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