Friday 12 May 2017

Decorative tea light lamps

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A few weeks ago I visited Cambridge, been there before but not for decades so had forgotten how lovely the place was.  I really enjoyed looking in the lovely shops full of home d├ęcor things, you know the type I mean, wicker hearts and cream bird cages!  Well I saw these lamps, they were made from parchment and had decorative holes in them and a small light.  It gave me the inspiration for this project. I remembered I had ordered some Stampin Up Vellum in my last order and that is was cardstock weight so I thought I could create a smaller version designed for a tea light.  Obviously being made of paper these are the little battery tea lights!

The supplies are very minimal:
A4 piece of Vellum cut in half
1/4 of a piece of Whisper White card stock
Stylish Stems die set.

The Stylish Stems die set is on the retiring list and only available until May 31st 2017, it is also reduced to an absolute bargain. Shop here!

I scored half an inch on each of the short sides - be careful not to press too hard it is easy to score right through the velum, I did this a few times but cut it out of the video!

Remember to use your bine folder to give the vellum a curl - this is so it forms a nice curve when assembled.

Using the dies cut the flowers in a random pattern.

The scored lines were creased and then stuck to the Whisper white card stock on the back so this would not be seen.

Now all you need is a battery operated tea light - I got my from the Pound shop - 4 for £1


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