Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Ask, Seek, Knock and Card Ministry Basics, Inspired Stamps

Candle and pocket calendar cover using Ask, Seek, Knock and Card Ministry Basics, Inspired Stamps

Hello Everyone,
Today the DT is designing projects using their favorite stamp sets.  Today is the last post for this current DT and we are losing two wonderful designers, who have decided to pursue other projects at this time, Deneen and Amber. So please make sure to visit their blogs, and wish them farewell, for now.  The rest of the DT love to hear from you as well, so please feel free to share some love with us as well.  Next week we will meet the new DT members.  Please check out the Inspired Stamps Blog, as well as the Inspired Stamps store for some great project ideas, contests and coupons.
For my project I chose to create a candle and a cover for a pocket calendar.  This one I purchased at Michael's in their dollar bins.
For the candle:
I cut a piece of white tissue paper slightly smaller than the height and width of the candle.
I stamped with Tuxedo black, Memento ink and colored images with Copic markers.
I wrapped the piece of tissue paper around the candle and held in place with a larger piece of wax paper (cut larger so that it will firmly hold the tissue paper to the candle but that you have excess to hang onto while heating with the heat gun-  this gets hot)
Heat with heat gun.  You will see the tissue paper melt into the candle wax and embed itself to the candle.
For the calendar cover:
Cut  a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the cover, when you score to allow for the folding it will be the correct size or you can trim off the excess.
Stamp images and color.
First I sponged a cloudy sky and some grass.
Around the door image, I decided to try something new.  I used the vine (stem with leaves), small heart and flower image to form a vine around the door.
Sometimes as stampers we only use the stamps for their intended design and do not combine with other sets and think outside the box, so I have been challenging myself lately to try to think of new ways to combine sets.  I hope you like what I did and are inspired to think differently about your stamps and discover the infinite combinations you can create. 
Wouldn't these be a great gift of encouragement to someone in your life.  Encourage someone today, it will make you smile.
Have a great day!


  1. Wow, great projects! I love how you combined stamp sets, the vine goes great over the door!! It was fun working with you on the DT, keep up the great work, I'll see ya around:)

  2. Hi Chere! These are awesome projects!! Love the candle and the cover of the pocket calendar. Great job!! I shall have to try the candle project sometime. Thanks for sharing!!