Monday, May 2, 2016

Candle ring/Wreath

Hi, I am sharing another post over at the Die R Us Blog today.

Mother's Day is fast approaching and I have a gift idea for you. I am using this for a candle ring but you could also use it for a small wreath too, I will share that later.

Here it is with the candle.

I started out with the Sizzix Flower Clivia die.  I used yellow cardstock and added Viva Inka gold in the color Apricot to the tips of the leaves as shown in the picture. I used a makeup sponge to apply the Inka gold because you are not to touch it with your fingers you can contaminate it and it will go bad on you. You can also see that I did a bit of shaping of the petals with my McGill stylus set, I used the 3mm end and the mat they also sell.

Next I cut the stamens out of white cardstock and colored the bases and the tips with two different colors.  after rolling them up, I glued some Sunshine yellow flower soft to the petals by dipping into my craft glue and then dipping into a bowl of the flower soft and shaking off any extra.

I wanted some smaller flowers to go with the set so I chose Impression Obsession Spiral flowers dies this is the smaller set they also have the set in Large too :)  after cutting out in cream cardstock I added a bit of Tea Dye distress ink to the tips of the flowers, then using a Quilling tool, but you could use tweezers, I rolled the flowers and glued them together with glossy accents, that glue seems to dry quickly of all the wet glues and it doesn't burn your fingers like hot glue would.

I wanted a little bit of green under the flowers but all my leaf dies were too big in comparison to how small these flowers are so I started looking for what else I could use and I came upon my Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes dies that were just the right size.

Before gluing on the Clivia flowers using a Hot Glue Gun, I laid them all out around the wreath to get an idea of where I wanted them.  In the process of gluing them on I had a bit of a hole left and instead of making another flower I decided to add a Memory Box Leavenworth Butterfly trio die and I just love the look and was happy for the mistake!!

Here is a top view of the ring.

Closeup, you can see a little better in this photo that I bent the leaves a bit for the Clivia flowers and added a bit of chalk to the centers of the leaves.

I promised you a picture of how it would look if you would like it for a wreath instead.


My tip for today is if you don't have a die that will work in your project like I didn't have the kind of leaves I wanted for my smaller flowers look for dies to use that are meant to be used in a different way, you can even cut apart pieces that you have die cut and just use portions of a die cut.

The Grapevine wreath measures 6 1/4 and I found mine at Hobby Lobby but I am sure you can find one at any craft store.  I also used gems on the butterfly.

Here are the dies I used, all the links are above in the description.  

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and let me know what you think.



Nancy Chan said...

Very pretty candle ring/wreath. You are very talented and creative.

Carol L said...

YOur flowers are beautifully detailed and look beautiful on the wreath! TFS

Heidi Stamps said...

Wow! What a great project! I like the sweet wreath for a candle, but it would look nice in a small space on a wall too. I love that color of Inka gold, I have never seen the apricot color before. I am sure it adds such a nice shine!

Thanks for sharing!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully done, Connie! I've pinned your amazing project and thoroughly enjoy what you have done in combining all the dies! I am on the waiting list for those small rolled flowers! Hope they are not too tiny, but they look perfectly sized for small features! Your colors and techniques look so fun, and I can imagine what a lovely home decor gift this would make! Thank you for the inspiration! hugs, de

Berni Cuttino said...

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Love all of the details on this beauty. Great colors too. I am in the process of learning to make flowers. These flowers are fantastic.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, Connie! This is amazing! Fabulous post and pictures and how-to! Turned out so pretty and I always think it's amazing how those funny looking dies turn into such gorgeous flowers. You did a great job!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Well Oh My Word this is gorgeous! Love your work Connie; and the inspiration it brings~ Such beautiful flowers,The colors are so pretty. And easier to understand "how to" with the step by step you included~ Thanks & have a blessed week! Karen O

Christine said...

Connie this is fantastic! Those flowers are so lovely & what a great idea to use them in a wreath or candle!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE this! I bet it was a lot of fun to create those pretty little flowers! Beautiful candle ring!

Debbie said...

I really like this Connie, it's so creative and the flowers are especially beautiful!! Lovely colors too!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what an AMAZING project, and I love your step-by-step directions! It's beautifully done, and I love how you've added the Viva Inka Gold -- isn't that the best to use? What a beautiful piece for this pretty candle, and I can see your making more of these for gifts as others see this one! Beautiful post today, sweet friend! Hugs!

Linda Walker said...

Your candle ring is so pretty and delicate. I live it! I would use it as a wreath too! It's just the cutest!!! And it would make a sweet Mothers Day gift!

Linda Walker said...

Your candle ring is so pretty and delicate. I live it! I would use it as a wreath too! It's just the cutest!!! And it would make a sweet Mothers Day gift!

Shoregirl said...

What a fun way to use those dies -- for a pretty little candle ring!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

You made a very pretty wreath. I love it's many uses and the colours too!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Very pretty! Love the candle ring!! Thanks so much for visiting!!

Janice said...

Your wreath is beautiful Connie, a perfect gift for any time of the year. Great tutorial too.

Susan said...

Beautiful, Connie. Thank you for sharing this project with me, XOXO

Daniela said...

Your artistry knows no limits, precious friend of mine, thank you for sharing all you masterpieces with us !

Sending blessings on your new week to come


Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous! Love the dimensional flowers Connie. The shading looks wonderful too.