There is a running joke with the folks at Outlines - the fact that I seem to gravitate to one specific stamp of theirs for my projects. Well, it's true. I admit it publicly - I love the Diamond Jewel Stamp.
Today's two projects use the Diamond Jewel stamp. The first is, what I call, the "Never Ending Candle" and the second is a card (perfect card to give to someone with the candle - just saying). I love candles. Many candles come in beautiful, heavy, glass jars. Well, after it burns down, what do you do with the jar? Just throw it away to be recycled? Nope. I came up with an idea to recycle it myself by making a "sleeve" for the jar and reusing it over and over. The "sleeve" slides down over the glass jar. All you need to do is place a tea light or votive candle into the jar and light. At night, the light shines nicely through the holes in the design and the paper. When the candle burns down again, you can remove the sleeve, clean the glass, and use again. Or make different sleeves for different seasons or holidays.
Big Bite or a long reach hole punch
6. Apply a piece of double sided tape to one end of the vellum, wrap around the glass jar and adhere both sides.
7. Put a tea light or small candle into the jar, light, and enjoy.
Diamond Jewel Card
Crystals Used: 14 of Size 12, 12 of Size 16, 5 of Size 20, and 4 of the Teardrop (here) - (for EACH diamond) - the sizes and colors for all crystals can be found HERE.
Crystal Lacquer (here)
1. Using your Stamp Positioner, stamp the Diamond Jewel image in the center, then on each side - on the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of white card stock.
4. On your computer, type the phrase "You're a GEM of a friend." and print it on a scrap piece of white cardstock. Trim the phrase, layer it on a scrap piece of the coordinating cardstock, and trim again.
5. Put some pop dots or double sided tape on the back and adhere to the card front under the 3 stamped and bejeweled diamonds.
6. Adhere the other piece of white cardstock to the inside of your card, sign the back of the card, and send to someone that deserves it.
Check back this whole week - I will be making different "sleeves" for the Never Ending Candle and on Friday I will have another great project using the Diamond Jewel stamp again (hopefully, if I can finish it). If you have any questions about this tutorial or questions in general, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.