Stamp Review Crew: Foxy Friends


Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Foxy Friends!

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So... can you believe, that I just got this set a month ago!?! I know! Crazy! I was silly enough to think that I could actually resist it's cuteness... Yeah, I couldn't!!! 

I have to admit though... I haven't actually played with it that much. WHAT?!? I know, bad! but you see... the Holiday catalogue pre-order had started just after I ordered it, and well... who can resist New Holiday product!?! Certainly not me, so I was really glad to see that Foxy Friends was coming up for one of our Stamp Review Crew hops!

For this week's hop I decided to do a 3D item instead of card. (I hope that's ok?) You see... I recently learned how EASY it is to apply a stamped image to candles. I mean CRAZY EASY!!! Like: "How did I not know about this before - EASY. So now, EVERYTHING involves a candle! LOL. I think I'm going to deplete my local dollar store of all it's candles!

Have you ever applied a stamped image on a candle? If you haven't, you need to!!! It's super fun. Basically... you stamp your image on the non glossy side of tissue paper. (Yep! plan ol'bag stuffing tissue paper.) Then you cut around it, (doesn't need to be neat or perfect) and position it on your candle. Take a sheet of wax paper and wrap it around your candle, nice, tight and flat and then heat it with your heat tool. The wax will heat up and absorb your image. Easy Peasy! Just google it and you'll find plenty of videos!

So back to my project...

After seeing the little foxy friend's "reindeer" on the internet, I knew I wanted the set! So the first thing I wanted to create were reindeers... Santa's Reindeers! and then when I learned the candle technique, Well, it only made sense to create Santa's reindeers on candles!

To cut down on the repetitiveness of my project, and to keep away from the cookie cutter reindeer look, I stamped them in different colours. For their bodies: I used Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake or Tip Top Taupe ink. For their antlers and legs I used Early Espresso, and for their eyes and nose: Basic Black ink. Except for Rudolph's. His is Real Red.

Once I heated them onto their candles, I added a little jingle bell, with a Real Red Baker's twine bow to their neck line. To attach it, I simply used a glue dot. I must admit, I was surprised how well the glue dot worked. I really didn't think any adhesive would stick to the waxy surface, but thankfully I was wrong.



Another thing I did to break up the repetitiveness was add each reindeer's name to the back of their candle using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp set. (LOVE this stamp set!) My thinking was A: if the candles were in the center of a table, there would be a design on the back and B: instead of having all reindeer images, 1 or 2 could be displayed as just their name. What do you think? does it work?

Well, thank you for hopping in. I Hope you enjoyed my project with the Foxy Friend Stamp Set. Up next is the Talented Bruno Bertucci's Blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

   

24 comments:

  1. What an adorable project! Love these sweet candles!

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  2. Simply adorable. I have not purchased this set and for the first time I am wondering why I haven't. Thanks for inspiring me.

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    1. Thank you and your welcome :) Its the reindeer! Nobody can seem to resist his cuteness. Lol

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  3. Oh these are so cute! Love the idea of the names on the back too!

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  4. adorable! how tall are your candles? i think i may give these a try ...never stamped on candles

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    1. Thank you! They are 2"x3" candles. It's fun!

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  5. Look out Dollar Tree! I'm on my way! This is an amazing project. I can hardly wait to try it. And I'll try NOT to copy your reindeer. ( Notice, I said TRY!)

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    1. Lol! Well don't try too hard ;) these reindeer look totally adorable on my table. :) I found a 2pck of 2"x3" candles at dollarama, just incase you have one of those too ;)

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  6. What a fun project, Martha! I haven't stamped on candles in a couple of years but I may be changing that soon! Your reindeer are adorable and the names on the back was an awesome idea!

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I tried years back but the tutorial involved a heated spoon and needless to say it was not easy. I'm a little hooked on it right now. LOL

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  7. Whoah...these are just fabulous Martha! Such a fun idea to use this set as a reindeer and he is just cutest on those candles. xx

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  8. Amazing Martha - what a great project for Christmas!!! Kelly x

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  9. Wow, wow, wow! Martha, these are absolutely awesome.

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  10. Fantastic project beautifully done TFS!

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