7.15.2010

Candles on the cake

Hi Kim here with a tutorial for you. I decided to continue with the birthday/party theme for my technique tutorial this month, and I am going to show you how to make the three dimensional candles that I have included on this layout ...

technique layout - good and fine (55 of 5)

Here is a close up shot ...

technique layout - good and fine (57 of 5)

This is a simple technique to add dimension to your party layouts.

Start with a cutting a strip of paper the height that you would like your candles to finish up - mine are 3 inches high.

technique article - step by step (1 of 7)

Cut a piece from this strip 1.75 inches wide.

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Attach double sided tape along the right hand 3 inch edge on the side of the paper that will be the inside of the candle.

technique article - step by step (3 of 7)

Roll the paper around a narrow cylindrical item - I used a paint brush - making sure that the adhesive edge ends up on the outside of the roll that you are creating.

technique article - step by step (4 of 7)

Push the adhesive edge against the roll to attach.

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Use a strong wet adhesive to attach the candle to your page.

Cut a flame out of orange paper - I cut mine freehand as I wanted each of them different, but you could make a template.

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Attach flames with foam tape above candles.

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I hope you have a chance to try this technique out on your next birthday page.

Cheers
Kim

12 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute!! What a GREAT way to add a lil somethin to your page. I have been thinkin along these lines ever since I seen "that" birthday collection........lol. You beat me to it :) How fun tho....and you can PEREFECTLY match your candles to your page!!!

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  2. so fab! lovin' those candles!

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  3. Super cute, thanks so much!

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  4. How cool Kim! I've been wanting to try them... I think I may have to break out some birthday pictures:)

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  5. Love this, Kim!

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  6. Kim- these candles are great- love the layout!

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