Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect

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

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So... I have to admit, that Picture Perfect isn't typically my type of stamp set. But the imagery in this set is so beautiful and once you layer them... WOW! Just WOW! The dimension is amazing!
For today's hop I decide to see if I could get that dimension onto a candle... and... well, I guess you're the judge of that!

So if you haven't stamped/decorated a candle before, here is a quick little overview:
You stamp your image onto the papery side of tissue paper. (Yep! the stuff you use in gift bags). Next, you trim out your image and place it onto your candle. No need to fussy cut, just quickly cut around it. Then take a piece of wax paper and tightly wrap it around your candle, making sure that it is smooth over your image. Then you heat it up with your heat tool, watching the image melt into the wax. Voila.!

So after doing my little reindeer candles for the Stamp Review Crew: Foxy Friends blog hop, I discovered that if you stamp more then 1 solid image over another, eventually the inks will run together... Yes, even after they've been melted into the wax. So for this candle, I did each layer individually and melted it onto my candle one by one. 

For my flower, I used Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon ink. For the leaf, I used Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Garden Green ink. You can apply your layers in any order, as there was little difference in the final out come. I chose to apply darkest layer to lightest layer for the simple fact that it made lining them up so much easier. Another thing I should mention, is that I applied my ink with a sponge dauber. If your stamp is heavy with ink your image will bleed, once it's stamped on the tissue paper. For this stamp set, you want that detail to shine through!

To add a little bit of interest, I added Crumb Cake splatters around my flowers. The splatters are from the Timeless Texture stamp set. To finish my candle off I added a band of Lace Trim, with Linen Thread woven through it.

Thank you for hopping in today. I hope you enjoyed my take on the Picture Perfect stamp set. Up next is the talented Holly Stene's Blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop! Happy creating!


Fancy Folds: Pop Up Book Card

Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are a team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the Pop Up Book Card.

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So I must say, I really liked this fold! It was easy to accomplish and the end result is quite... Dimensional!

The template I used to learn the fold was from HERE. However I changed up the dimensions to have it form a standard size card. 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Please see my diagram below.

For my card I used the stamp set: Pretty Kitty and Flourishing Phrases.

My colour combo is Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzaz, and Smokey Slate. I used water colour cardstock along with Cajun Craze, Smokey Slate, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red markers. For the background, I stamped the flourish designs in versamark ink.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you like my take on the Pop Up Book Card fold. Up next is the talented Shannean Moncrieff's blog. Enjoy!

1 - Patrice Halliday-Larsen
2 - Monica Gale
3 - Tanja Kolar
4 - Delphine Lorelli
5 - Martha Inchley - That's me!
6 - Shannean Moncrieff
7 - Anne Granger
8 - France Poitras Martin