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!



  1. This is lovely! Would be great for Mother's Day, or a ladies tea/luncheon! I haven't made a candle in a long time. Might have to give it a try :)

  2. Beautiful, Martha! Love the colors you chose and your technique lets you use a regular wax candle! Love it.

  3. Wow, Martha! Your flowers are just gorgeous!!

  4. This candle turned out so crisp and beautiful! Thank you for all of the amazing tips you shared to achieve this stunning result :)Now, will you actually burn this candle? ;)

  5. Just beautiful, Martha!!! The bright yellow is so striking and I love all the details. Might have to give candle stamping a go! Rochelle xo

  6. Wow! How stunning are those beautiful blooms! This is such a fun idea Martha and thank you for sharing the step details, your roses look amazing! xx

  7. Stunning! The bright yellow is so striking and I love all those details and lace on it. Gorgeous!