Saturday, October 24, 2009

Vellum Shade

This is another one of those ideas that has sat fermenting in my brain for awhile... Lets hope it is like wine and not apples. :) I had seen this last year some time had created the vellum lining for a candle holder.

I decided to create my own free-standing candle frame to use with the new battery operated tea lights. (I don't like lighting candles always worried they will catch fire)

I cut a piece of vellum 10" long and scored it every 2" from the last score. I then stamped the trees all the way across using StaZon ink. Stamped the birds across the panel. Added touches of stickles for the fall leaves. Cut two pieces of my masterboard paper 1/2" x 10" and scored at the same measurements as the vellum. Glue the vellum to the two pieces of cardstock. Fold up the panel into a square and glued the overlap piece into the inside.
I went into the bathroom and tried to get a litup shot which was difficul due to lighting but I think it turned out okay. I have to confess I am waiting for my tea-light to come home from the store so this was taking with a small candle.

The stickles were to give it a little glitz during the day.


  • Hero Arts - Three Winter Trees
  • B Line Designs - Bird Silhouttes Cube
  • Hero Arts - Antique Flower Background / Antique Brocade
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Fire Brick Red, Mustard Yellow, Spiced Marmalade
  • Stickles - Red, Orange, Rust
  • Versamark
  • Clear Embossing Powder

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  1. What a great idea! I love your "shade!" So pretty and it looks great with the candle on or off!

  2. What a fantastic idea to make a candle frame - looks amazing! Very creative :0)

  3. How pretty Suzz. I love it.

    Lesley Xx

  4. A very original idea Suzz... I love how it turned out.

  5. Wow, this looks fab! Great creation!


  6. No te digo, no paras de inventar, esta soberbia esta idea, ademas de preciosa como has hecho el diseño.
    Eres una caja de Pandora, no sabemos que nos vas a poner al dia siguiente, el listón lo estás poniendo muy alto. Besitos.

  7. OMG this is so gorgeous. I have to admit that I'm not into candles too much. With so many cats jumping on all the surfaces in my house they can be a real fire hazard. But I would be proud to display something like this in my home. It's breathtaking.

  8. Hi Sue, this looks really delightful!!

  9. I love this - it's such a fantastic idea Sue! It looks stunning lit and unlit. I'll be picking up vellum next time I'm shopping!

  10. Wow Sue...just gorgeous!!! Love it....

  11. How beautiful lit and unlit too! The colors are so warm and cheerfully Fall!


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