Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Flower Folds Tealight Holder
Here it is -- the last project for Saturday's workshops. Ok . . . it's not a graduation card -- actually, it's not a card at all! It suddenly dawned on me that the stamp I had planned to use for the graduation card isn't available until May 1, so I kind of backed up and switched gears.
This is a very sweet little tealight holder made from aluminum flashing, the Big Shot, and the Flower Folds Bigz XL Die. For this one I also used the Manhattan Flower embossing folder just to add a little interest to the aluminum shape.
Basically, all you do is cut the flowers from the aluminum flashing, discard the smallest flower, and then place each of the three larger flowers inside the embossing folder and run them back through the Big Shot individually. Bend each petal up at the score line, then gently bend each petal back down a bit near the outer edge to add a little more dimension.
Use mini glue dots to hold the layers together, and place a tealight in the center.
Note: The flashing is sharp on the edges, so it may be helpful to wear work gloves or gardening gloves while working with it. Cutting the shapes dulls the edges a bit, but it's always better to be safe.