I tried a couple of new things today. I wanted to use the candle die from Impression Obsession Christmas Icons among some pine needles but it was a little too cute and short. So I tried partial die-cutting to make the candle taller. I die cut the first half, turned it around, moved the die down a bit to line up the middle of the candle and die cut the bottom half. That made no sense, did it? Here is a tutorial on something similar that might make what I said clearer. In honor of October Cancer Awareness Month, I made a pink candle. I also fussy cut a backing out of silver metallic paper.
The other thing I tried was making a candle glow by using circular masks. I punched several circles, the smallest being 3/4" and gradually used larger circles. The center I sponged with Only Orange and then Summer Sun as I used the larger circle masks. Since I didn't change sponge daubers, I got a graduated look. For the tip of the candle, I swiped the flame in Versamark and used gold embossing powder to cover the pink metal.
Hope you try something new and fine more uses for what you already have!
Dies: Impression Obsession Christmas Icons, Impression Obsession Pine Branch, Spellbinders Standard Circles
Accessories: Punker Me Pink Metal Craft Sheet and Gold embossing powder
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