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FEATURED ARTIST (jan)2018-Uma Iyer

Hello Everyone!!!
This is Konica and today I am here

to share with you all some inspirations submitted to us for
CRAFTYSCRAPPERS INSPIRATION MONTH.
But before i get into that, let me remind you about our

Months challenge#19,”ANYTHING GOES” which is still ongoing.

You can create  Cards, layouts, a journal page, Canvases, interactive/3D cards,
mixed media, altered art, Flower Crafts …anything crafty!
But keep in mind, Stamping as focus.
  • Last date of submission is 31st JANUARY,2018

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To win the amazing goodie bags !

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  • FIRST WINNER: A GOODIE BAG WORTH RS2100/-
    Winner will be given the option to select 4 stamp sets, 2 stamp sets of the size-5x5inches and 1 stamp set of the size-4x4inches and 1 mini stamp set worth Rs.2100/-  and will be our GD for the forthcoming challenge.[Other CS products will be added as complimentary in the goodie bag! 🙂 ]

   

  • Top 2 picks will be offered each with a 5x5inch stamp set worth Rs.475each.
  • All 3 winners will be awarded with the win badge to flaunt on their blogs/facebook pages.

 

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So our  FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH OF JANUARY ‘ 2018 is:

UMA IIYER

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Lets hear from Uma before we get on with her inspirations.

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” Hello Iam.. Uma, currently working as a software engineer with a great passion towards crafting. I love anything handmade/re-purposed as there is a lot of care that has gone into the creation and I feel handmade and personalized cards are one of the sure-shot ways to getting g the recipient feel good!
I love Craftyscrappers stamps (I have a huge stash)
and they are of great quality, made in India
(I love to support local indigenous brands).

Two things that stand out for me from Craftyscrappers are
1: Their designing opportunities are there for anyone who has an idea in mind.
Even if you cannot finish it using the software, the team is sweet enough to get it converted by a vector artist. This is a great when you need some personalized stamps and something extra special which cater to your needs.

2: The support I get from the team is above par. They started with stamps and now into a lot of products like stencils, shimmer pastes, shimmer sprays, chalk paints,fun-foils etc. Even with so much going on, they take time to respond to queries,
listen to feedback and constantly look out for improvement.

By heartfelt wishes to the team.
Hope they scale great heights! “

 

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Me and Craftyscrappers entire team
wishes you the best of everything in life Uma!!!

 

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Check out her stunning creations,
using products from our store that she submitted to us.

 

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So that’s all for today, 

Hope you will come up with your projects with craftyscrappers products!
Waiting to see your lovely projects!
 

Do join us in our challenge!
Don’t forget, there is a maximum of 3 entries per person and it needs to be new work
(so created and posted after this challenge has started).

Have fun with our challenge for which the entries close on 31st,JANUARY 2018 and good luck!

(NOTE:If you don’t see Mr.Linky below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.)
If you still have trouble adding your creations for the challenge,
kindly drop your creation links/blog links/facebook page link/pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com and we will manually add them for you.
And if you want to participate via facebook,
you may post your creations over our facebook group:
Craftyscrappers Craft Challenges

(While sharing your creation post over the social media, ie Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge19 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.)

 
Have Fun creating,
Happy Crafting!
 
 
 
Thank you,
konica
Craftyscrappers Team
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3 TECHNIQUE CHRISTMAS CARDS USING CS STAMPS: a tutorial!

Hello Friends..

This is Deepti, hope everyone had a merry Christmas !
I am back at Craftyscrappers blog today with my inspiration post.
I have made 3 cards using  single stamp set called ” Christmas Wishes” focusing on  Embossing which is also theme for our current month Challenge.

 

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So Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win the amazing goodie bag worth rs1500\-
from our store, http://www.craftyscrappers.in

 

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Okay so moving on to the cards that i’ve created…

 

HERE ARE THE THREE CARDS THAT I CREATED:

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And the beautiful stamp set from Craftyscrappers that i have used to create these cards is called, ” Christmas Wishes

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The stamp set size that i have used is of 5x5inch size, which is the medium size, used in making A3 cards,envelopes and layouts.
This stamp set, has so many beautiful elements and really wonderfully matching sentiments to go along.
There are three different sized and variation poinsettia flowers which are just perfect for any Christmas theme project, and the beautiful holy leaves, one is the swirl holy leaves, great for creating Christmas wreaths and the small Holy leaf to embellish your projects and to make custom patterned backgrounds for your Christmas cards.
This stamp set also has a big sentiment, “Christmas” which is hand lettered along with coordinating sub sentiments that will create different sentiments as per choice.

 

Lets go through the making process of these three cards, one by one now…

 

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First project: BEAUTIFUL HEAT EMBOSSED CARD

 

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A BRIEF TUTORIAL: 

  • I took A2 size water coloured card stock.
  • Heat embossed the poinsettia flowers & holy leaves from Craftyscrappers beautiful stamp set, “Christmas wishes” using Gold embossing powder.
  • Colored the background and flowers with gansai tambi watercolors.
  • Once satisfied, mounted this on white card stock along with gold washi tape.
  • Added the die cut sentiment on the vellum along with some gold sequins to finish my card.

 

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Here’s a close-up:

 

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Second project: BEAUTIFUL HEAT-EMBOSSED LAYERED CARD

 

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A BRIEF TUTORIAL:

  • I took 5 by 5 inches white card stock.
  • Heat embossed the wreath I created using Craftyscrappers stamp set,  “Christmas wishes”  using gold embossing powder and colored it.
  • Meanwhile, gold heat embossed the poinsettia flowers on water color paper, colored and fussy cut it.
  • Arranged these flowers on the wreath and then embossed the sentiment on vellum.
  • Added some gold sequins to finish it.

 

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Here’s a close-up:

 

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Third Project: BEAUTIFUL HEAT-EMBOSSED BACKGROUND CARD

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A BRIEF TUTORIAL:

  • I took A2 size watercolor paper. 
  • Heat embossed the poinsettia flowers from Craftyscrappers stamps set,  “Christmas wishes”  using white embossing powder.
  • Messy colored the panel with different colors.
  • Added the die cut sentiment and sequins to complete it. 

 

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Here’s a close-up:

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I hope you enjoyed the Inspirations and that i have inspired you enough for the challenge for this month “EMBOSSING”.
Not only this all the Christmas Stamps are on sale.
This is just the awesome opportunity to stock them… 🙂
so head over to our store here.

 
Watch out for more in the coming days… 
And Do join us in our challenge!

Looking forward to your participation in the challenge.

 Thank you so much for stopping by!!
 
Hugs xxx
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BEAUTIFUL EASEL CARD TUTORIALS USING CS STAMPS: GDT Avni Jain.

Hello everyone..
It’s Avni Jain today , winner of Craftycrappers November challenge#17″ SKETCH”
and it’s an honor for me to be a guest designer for craftyscrappers for this month of December.
I received this fabulous goodie bag from Craftyscrappers as my Win prize.
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And with the products that i received in my goodie bag that i won, i have created an Easel Card as an inspiration for you all.
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 Since child hood, I was passionate towards crafts.. but one day I was searching something on YouTube and I came across Craftycrappers Youtube Channel,
Craftyscrappers Channel has so many craft videos,which were so inspiring and educational.
Each video has a new idea, a different technique to showcase.
Not to mention, their products. Craftyscrappers is the first company here in India to bring so many versatile crafting products at a pocket friendly cost,
whether they are clear craft stamps, mixed media tools such as shimmer pastes,stencils or shimeer sprays… or scrabooking supplies such as Pattern papers,Die cuts, dies,ribbons, flowers,charms..ets.. they have it all.. and that too are priced economically, keeping in mind crafters need and their capacity to afford those products to create stunning creations.
I have been so impressed by Craftyscrappers products and the videos, that from last three months , I have taken crafts seriously… Not only that, they have a superb Design team, who are so talented in their fields… and their Craft videos/tutorials are so very inspirational and motivating… that has motivated me to come up with new crafty ideas and give life to my creations.
 

“Thank you Craftycrappers team”
for being the best,
for bringing crafting to a whole new level, for providing versatile and beautiful products in India at an economical rate so that all crafters, whether beginner or experienced can afford and enjoy them with out any hindrance and most importantly, For showcasing crafters handwork and talent with the world.
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As a part of the Guest Design team I have made an easel card for you all as an inspiration using Craftyscrappers new release  “you are so enchanting”.

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This Stamp set is so mesmerizing and unique and is designed by Pritusha Banerjee,
who is an established graphic artist in India.
Craftyscrappers has given a new meaning to the fairytales themes and these designs are the first ones to surface in india, which makes me so very proud.
All of craftyscrappers stamp sets are available in 3 different sizes, keeping in mind the crafters need.
They are available in 4x4inch stamp set size which is perfect for making your own handmade embellishments for craft projects.
The 5x5inch stamp set size is the medium size, used in making A3 cards,envelopes and layouts, and its is the size that i have used to create my make today.
And the 6x6inch Stamp set size, which is the jumbo stamp set size,used for making bigger projects like,using in  8 or 12inch scrapbook layouts,mixed media etc.

Along with Craftyscrappers versatile stencil, ” Victorian”.

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Which is a beautiful and high quality stencil,for you to create amazing backgrounds
or highlights on your projects.
These stencils comes in a trendy package and are 6.5×6.5INCH in size,

which makes it easier for you to twist and turn the stencils according to your work surface.You can also customised the size of your stencils with Craftyscrappers, they have a wide range of  mini stencils too…
And the most incredible thing about them is, they are pocket friendly.

Check them out at the store: Craftyscrappers store

And with the stencil, i have also used Craftyscrappers Super shimmery and one of a kind product, “Shimmer pastes”. The shimmer paste that i have used in my creation is called, “Shimmer paste-Splash”
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These Add a fabulous layer of shimmer and shine to any craft project , and you can
use stencils with these shimmer paste and create beautiful sparkling details and add the touch of beauty to any card, scrapbook or mixed media.
Can be used on paper, cardboard,chipboard,acetate, wood, glass,mdf,fabric and even on layered stencils.
They are also available in 16 amazing coloring sets, here’s a glimpse of that:

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And last but not the least, to add the special touch of shimmer to my creation, i have also added Craftyscrappers Shimmer tape,” Rainbow
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These shimmer tapes are used for packaging, crafts, and decor!
​They have a nice feel and are very easy to use.
These shimmer  tapes can be re-used since they are removable and re-positionable.
Lots of colors and styles are available at the craftyscrappers shop to – get creative – and to use them in your craft projects.

Okay so moving on to sharing my inspirations now…
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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win An amazing goodie bag of  rs1500/-
From our store, http://www.craftyscrappers.in
(Coupon code will be generated to the winner.)

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So this is my completed EASEL CARD:

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An easel card is another fun alternative to the ordinary fold.
It has a built-in easel, so artwork stands beautifully on display. As an added bonus, the card lies flat for ease in mailing.

Here i will show you how you can create a Square easel card, but keeping the measurements in mind, you can create an easel card in any size that you like.

 

A BRIEF TUTORIAL:

  • Cut one piece of card stock to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and one piece to 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. The larger piece will serve as the base and the square will become the front.
  • The basic formula for an easel card is to divide the length of your base by two and score.  (This is the mid-point.) Next, divide one side by two and score. (This is the three-quarters point.)
    Place 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ block of card stock on scoring table horizontally. Score at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″.
  • Fold along score lines creating a mountain fold at the 4 1/4″ mark and a valley fold at the 6 3/8″ mark.
  • Flip card stock so that the largest panel is face down and the two smaller panels create a mountain fold. Apply double-sided tape to the outer panel.
  • Turn card stock so that adhesive is at the top and remove liner from tape. Adhere 4 1/4″ square to top of base, aligning top and side edges.
  • Decorate as desired. (I used “you are so enchanting” stamp set and Stencil, ” Victorian” with the “Shimmer paste-Splash” for this.
    Be sure to include a border strip,paper embellishment or Shimmer tape like i have used here, which is Craftyscrappers Shimmer tape,” Rainbow” near the bottom edge of the base (i.e. the rainbow strip as can be seen above) as this will help hold the card open for display. The deeper you adhere the “stop,” the taller your card will stand.
  • Then i created the origami air balloon using some scrap paper from my stash.
  • Colored and fuzzy cut the stamp set, you are so enchanting’ and adhered it to the balloon carriage.
  • Added some mulberry flowers from the store, and the card was ready.

 

Sharing some Close-ups:

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I would also like to share some other variations/measurements to make Easel cards:

 

#1) MEASUREMENTS TO CREATE A STANDARD A2 SIZE VERTICAL EASEL CARD

  • Cut card stock pieces to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Score 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″. Fold along score lines.
  • Adhere double-sided tape to top folded edge. Remove liner from tape.
  • Adhere front panel to base, aligning top and side edges. Pull forward to stand in easel position.

 

 

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 #2)MEASUREMENTS TO CREATE A ROUND EASEL CARD

  • Cut one piece of card stock a little wider than your circle die and a little longer than twice the width. This will serve as the base. Score down the center and fold. Cut a second piece of card stock slightly larger than your circle die. This will become the front.
  • Using removable tape, adhere circle die to folded card stock with die edge just above the fold line. Die-cut with die-cutting machine to create folded circle base. Die-cut front circle shape as well.
  • Open folded circle. Fold top circle in half in opposite direction from center fold line. Apply double-sided tape to top half above fold.
  • Remove tape liner and adhere front circle, aligning all edges. Pull top circle forward into easel shape.

 

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, 

Do leave some love and feedback below.
Don’t forget to join our craft challenges (details at beginning of the post)
You can participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)
or via facebook, instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over social media 
via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
please use #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so entry will be disqualified.)

Happy Crafting!

 

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MIXED MEDIA LAYOUT USING CS STAMPS: a step-by-step tutorial

Hello everyone!
 
It’s Priyanka on Craftyscrappers today and I have a layout to share with you all using the newly released stamp sets. 
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It’s a mixed media layout made with just few basic craft supplies,
no fancy items, so easy to create for everyone.
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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win An amazing goodie bag of  rs1500/-
From our store, http://www.craftyscrappers.in
(Coupon code will be generated to the winner.)

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So this is my completed MIXED MEDIA LAYOUT:

 

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Now moving on to the tutorial,
let me quickly go through the products that i have used to create this layout.
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Take a piece of cardboard, any colour corrugated sheet
and distress or archival inks. 
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 Create the background blending the inks using blending tool and glue a piece of corrugated sheet to the base.
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Now using the stamp set “Dots to Lines”  Stamp set from the store, stamp the image randomly and add white embossing powder to it.
Heat emboss the stamped area. 
 
 
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Next I picked this lovely stamp set again from the store “You are so Enchanting” and stamped the images on a piece of white cardstock, colored them using faber castell color pencils and fussy cut them.
 
 
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Select other embellishments to go with your background, like flowers, chipbords, die cuts, pattern papers etc. 
 
 
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Arrange and glue the elements to the cardboard.
 
 
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 I added some more texture to the base by applying texture paste to the corrugated sheet, Used shimmer pastes  from the store. These are so good to use for any mixed media project and on any surface!
I also added some tint of gold paste .
 
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Here are some  close-ups:
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 Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, do leave some love and feedback below.

Do leave some love and feedback below.
Don’t forget to join our craft challenges (details at beginning of the post)
You can participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)
or via facebook, instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over social media 
via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
please use #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so entry will be disqualified.)

 

 

Happy Crafting!

 

 
 
 
 

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BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS THEMED CANDLES USING CS STAMPS: a step by step tutorial!

Hi Crafters!

This is Anila and i am on the craftyscrappers blog today with a tutorial showing you how to stretch your stamps and use them to decorate your Candles. My tutorial today shows using the available stamps as per the occasion and create these beautiful themed candles.

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These candles can be used for gifting or even as home decors to adorn your homes for the festivities.
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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win the amazing goodie bag!
(Prize reveal will be up soon!)

 

 

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Let me share now the procedure, how to make one easily…
but before that, let me share the products used.

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Here’s the completed THEMED CANDLES:

 

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Cut the tissue paper approximately to fit the size of the candle. The tissue should cover the candle only once and should not be overlapped at the ends. 

 

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 Stamp all the images using the ink and the acrylic blocks randomly so as to cover the entire tissue. Make sure to leave little margins at the ends. This avoids crowing of images when the two end sides meet.  

 

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 Cover the tissue completely with the images. Once all the images are stamped, separate the layers of tissue and use only the topmost ply of it. 

 

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Next, we have to put the tissue on the candle and heat set it. 

 

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 Heat the candle so that the tissue sticks to it from one side and then it becomes easier to pull the tissue around.
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Slowly and carefully heat set the tissue. You will observe that the candle starts melting and the tissue paper gets absorbed right into the candle, leaving only the design behind. This process requires a lot of care as you may burn yourself while holding the tissue in place. 
(I am so sorry… I could not click these in between pictures as I was completely engrossed in holding the tissue in place) 
Once the entire tissue vanishes set the candle aside for cooling down.
(Scrap out any additional drops of melted wax if any)
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Now you can decorate the candle using materials from your stash such as ribbons, flowers, beads, charms, twigs etc. This is how it looks. I have adhered a lace at the bottom of the candle. I did not decorate it much as then the images won’t be seen.
 
Check the video clip showing the finished candle here:
 
 
 
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QUICK GUIDE: How to Gift wrap this candle:
I have taken few things from my stash such as Gelatin paper, satin ribbons, pearl string, flowers, twister strips and some tags.
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I wrapped the candle with the Gelatin and tied with the twister. Tied a satin at the neck and decorated with flowers, pearl string. Lastly, added the tag!
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I made one more tiny candle using the Damask this! stamp set. 
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Wasn’t that a great way of decorating your candles?
Some important tips:
  1. One can use coloured inks or can colour the images on the tissue before heat setting it.
  2. This technique can also be done using the stencils and distress inks on the tissue paper and heat setting it once dry.
  3. The important thing to remember is that the inks/colors should not be very wet as the tissue may tear. 

 

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, 

Do leave some love and feedback below.
Don’t forget to join our craft challenges (details at beginning of the post)
You can participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)
or via facebook, instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over social media 
via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
please use #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so entry will be disqualified.)

Happy Crafting!

 

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