Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Votive Decoration

This is a project we made several years ago at a camp, and it was a big hit! We made one for each of the four seasons. With fall approaching, I thought you'd like to see the autumn one! With the candle flickering, it looks so pretty! I'm sorry the picture is so yellow. We used the "ink and roll" technique on this project (a/k/a rock and roll), which is where you ink up your image in a lighter color and then roll the edges of the image in a darker coordinating color. For instance, I inked up a leaf in More Mustard first, and then rolled the edges in Really Rust; or I inked up a leaf in Mellow Moss first, and then rolled the edges in Old Olive. It won't hurt or damage your ink pad - I promise! The darker color absorbs the lighter color on your pad. It gives you a very realistic-looking image! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except for the votive!
Stamps: With Gratitude (P. 109); Season by Season (Retired)
Paper: Card Stock Vellum (P. 166) - 6 X 2-1/2; Really Rust - 6 X 1
Inks: Really Rust; Old Olive; More Mustard; Mellow Moss
Miscellaneous: Gold Cord; Gold Metallic Eyelets; 1/8th" Hole Punch; Eyelet Setter Tool; Stampin' Sponges (used around the edges of the card stock vellum)

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