Another exciting challenge starts at Crafty Boots Challenges today. This will be the last Challenge of 2013, where has this year gone? The theme of this new Challenge is 'Snow and Sparkles', it was was chosen by the fabulous Sara.
I have made a lot of Christmas cards recently so I wanted to do something different for this Challenge and, as I very recently purchased the Stampin' Up Festive Flurry stamp and die set, I have been looking for an excuse to use them.
I used my heat gun to gently melt the skin of the candle, just enough for the tissue paper to slip beneath the surface of the molten wax. You have to be careful not to over heat the wax otherwise it runs - it is best to wrap the candle in baking parchment before you start melting the wax, this helps keep the surface flat and gives you something to hold and not burn your fingers. The wax will quickly set again once you remove the heat. I finished the candle by adding some red and white, super shiny, ribbon from my stash.