Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Stamp Man challenge- a Christmas ornament!

Ooooh, interesting challenge over at The Stamp Man this fortnight. Didn't know what to come up with for my DT project, until Tim Holtz came to the rescue! I came across the idea for this little beauty on one of his Tags of Christmas blog posts.

It's a little battery operated tealight with a diecut townscape round it. 

Thought I'd do a quick tutorial, cos these are so easy to make!

Die cut the Tim Holtz on the edge die using grunge board or thick card. It's got to be able to bend into a circle, but needs to be stiff enough to stay up. Cut off the end house (check the circumference of your tealight before you do this, make sure the die cut will fit round it) and sponge colour with Distress Inks.

Overstamp with a background stamp- I used a favourite script stamp in Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

Use a Versamark pen or ink pad and white embossing powder to create some snow.

Cut some lengths of beading wire and bend into interesting shapes- these will be the smoke from the chimneys.

Glue on scraps of acetate or plastic packaging for windows- the fake tealight doesn't give off heat like a normal candle, so there's no fire risk. Add the wire smoke.

Finally, use redline tape to stick the whole thing directly to the tealight.

And.... voila!

Righto, your go! Try making a Christmas ornament and enter our challenge, there's a prize up for grabs as ever! All details on the blog here.

I'm going to enter this into the Artistic Stamper December challenge, which is Christmas.


  1. Oh wow Lisa this is a gorgeous project. Love all of it.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Diane xx

  2. Love how you have done this one Lisa, a great ornament for the blog.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. It's a great project!
    Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month :)
    xoxo Sioux

  4. That's so cool :) love it
    Von x


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