Wednesday, February 10, 2010


So sorry for not posting.  I've been a little lazy due to a bed rest order.  That order has now been lifted and some much needed stamping is coming this way.  I'm lacking some inspiration, but I'll find it.  Looking out my window at the beautiful snow (don't shoot me) isn't inspiring me.  All I can think about is spring and golfing.  But thats a few months away.  Any ideas to inspire me would be greatly appreciated.  

But before I went on bed rest, I did create some cute candles.  Candle stamping makes such a great gift.   I just love doing it.  So here are 2 candles that I stamped.
This candle uses the Asian Artistry hostess stamp set. (You can earn this stamp set when you host a workshop with minimum sales of $395, contact me today.)
I really love working with this stamp set.  I colored the stamp set with Melon Mambo (bird) and Soft Suede.  I used hemp twine to wrap around the candle.

These are close up images of the details.  I also stamped my name on the back.  I would give this candle to someone special and with a coordinating card.

For the next candle I  used the Good Neighbor  stamp set. I stamped a little scene of nice home.  This candle would make a perfect housewarming gift.
The scene on this candle wraps around the front half. I used the Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon to add a finishing touch.  I really love the colors.  The sentiment is from the Warm Words stamp set. 

If you have never done candle stamping, don't worry.  It's super easy and quick.  Here's how you do it.


Candle:  a white or vanilla candle works best.  Solid color ones have white inside and this shows through if you heat it too much.  If you want to use a colored candle, use one that is marbled.      
White Tissue paper:  cut to the size of the image you are stamping.  Make sure the tissue is flat.
Heat tool
Stamp set and inks
Embellisments: ribbon, tags, brads, etc

Stamp your image on the white tissue.
Place the tissue on the candle in the position you would like it.
Using the heat tool, lightly heat the wax until the tissue paper settles into the wax.  Be careful not to heat it too fast or it starts to run.  This may take practice, but be patient.   The tissue paper looks like its disappearing, but the image stays.
Once the wax has cooled, you can decorate the candle with a ribbon, a tag, or whatever you would like.

Voila, you have a beautiful hand made gift.

Thats all for today. 
Have a great day stamping.  



  1. These candles are so cute! And thanks for sharing the instructions on how to candle stamp! I'll have to try it sometime! ~Jacqueline @ Scraps of Life

  2. These are so neat! I especially love the "House" candle! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I really like the Asian Artistry candle - great job, and thanks for sharing the how-to! :)

  4. Love these candles! I can not decide which one I like better! They both are fantastic! Great job!