From the time that I first looked at the stamp set Gorgeous Grunge, I wanted to use one of the images to make candles.

Birthday left

  • My card base is 4-1/4 x 11 Island Indigo cardstock, scored at 5-1/2
  • Tangelo Twist adds a pop of color in the next layer.

Birthday rt

  • Whisper White Cardstock provides a neutral palette for my candles.  I inked the Gorgeous Grunge stamp first with Island Indigo Ink & after stamping the image, I thoroughly cleaned the stamp before inking it with Tangelo Twist Ink.  This candle is stamped slightly lower and about 1/4" to the left of the first candle image.
  • The candle flames are the result of using a Crushed Curry Marker on the largest splat of the smallest stamp from the set.  The marker also was used to created the wick for the candle.

Birthday Straight

  • The sentiment is from Sassy Salutations & was inked with Memento Black Ink.
  • Black Baker's Twine is wrapped twice around the Whisper White layer & secured.  A shorter piece of the same Baker's Twine is threaded through a Crushed Curry Button from the Regal's Pack & then it is tied in a bow.

I am anxious to make this in a variety of colors in order to have some on hand for those "birthday emergencies".  With the appropriate color combo, I feel that this would work for just about anyone.

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