Thursday, July 5, 2012

Every Leaf Wine Glass Candle Cover - Red Rubber Designs First Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to RRD's First Thursday Blog Hop!

Today, each of the design team members are presenting a project made with the July Spotlight Stamp Set - "Every Leaf".  I am so glad to be working on a fall project!  It is my favorite time of the year, and since we are in a record spell of consecutive triple digit temps, I am REALLY looking forward to cool, crisp Autumn days!!
I have made a wine glass "shade" for a votive candle, using vellum paper and the Every Leaf stamp set.  I began by printing the pattern below on white paper.  Then I laid a piece of vellum over it so that I could use it as a guide for stamping.  I stamped the leaves in embossing ink and covered with gold embossing powder and then heat set it.  I love embossing on vellum.  Since the embossing ink doesn't absorb into the vellum like it does on paper or card stock, you get nice coverage and a thicker, raised design.  You do lose some of your detail in your stamps, but since I was going for a gilded leaf effect, that was OK.  I then used multiple shades of brown and a little orange Copic Marker to color in the leaves on the back of the vellum.  

Once this was dry, I placed the vellum back on the shade pattern and penciled in the rest of the pattern so that I could cut it out - cutting around the leaf edges that extended beyond the pattern piece.  I used some shape scissors to create a scalloped edge at the bottom and then went around the top and bottom edges with brown Copic marker.  Then I simply connected the two edges by running a line of double stick tape (made for vellum) down one side and over lapping the second edge onto the tape.  Two things to note:  1.  You may have to adjust the size of the pattern depending on the size of your wine glass and 2.  Since heat can sometime have unpredictable effects on pigments and adhesives, I recommend using a battery operated votive candle instead of an actual flame.

Shade pattern - print full size on 8 1/2 x 11

Here's the rules for this hop:

Each blog on the hop (except the Red Rubber Designs Blog) has one word that will complete a phrase somewhere in their blog hop post. Once you find all six words (that's a hint!) put them together to form a phrase. You may have to rearrange them a little bit!

Note: The word you need from each blog will be obvious if you read carefully.... it looks just a little different from the rest of the letters!

Once you figure it out, email the phrase to and be sure to putyour name and email address in the email with the phrase. Every correct answer will be entered into a drawing for the featured stamp set - "Every Leaf" - and one winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Contest ends Sunday, July 8th at Midnight (US-CDT).

Red Rubber Designs (There will be a post with contest details)
KC (you are here)


  1. This is beautiful! What a great idea, Kc!

  2. absolutly gawjuss love this home decor idea xx

  3. Kc, that is awesome! I loved the embossed vellum look. What a nice little accent piece for the home during the autumn months. Great use of that stamp set. Well done!

  4. This is so cool and something everyone can use. I'll bet it is pretty with a little flicker light in it. Nicely done, KC!

  5. Ooh, pretty! I love how those leaves look on your vellum shade. Awesome job with this project!!!

  6. This is gorgeous!!! Your shade rocks, girl! Love it!

  7. So elegant KC, this is wonderful.

  8. I just LOVE these candle lamp shades but have not made one for a long time. Very cool how you have the leaves extend off the paper. You've inspired me to make one or two for myself! I've only given them as gifts. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  9. LOVE this! What a great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Fun shade! Love the "shiny" effects.


  11. It turned out beautiful, KC. Good tip to color from the back. I love the leaves extending off the shade.

  12. KC... did you hear my shriek of delight when I saw this project?!! GF this is beautiful! So elegant. ;D

  13. Wow, this is beautiful! Love love this project - what a great idea!

  14. oh, this is so very amazing! I love the look of the layered fall leaves with the gilding--fabulous!

  15. What a darling lamp shade cover, very creative!

  16. Wow, that is stunning... what an amazing and original way to use this glorious stamp!