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Guest Post: Katey Fisher: Luminaira

This gorgeous luminaire made by Katey Fisher, a demonstrator in my downline from Oakville, Ontario, was inspired by a WOW demonstration at my last downline meeting (ask ME how you can be part of this too!).Kateys-luminaria  

Katey says:

"I have one of those Febreze flameless luminaries and was inspired to make an insert for it.  (The ones that they have are nice – but expensive to replace.)

 

I used Vellum cardstock (page 159 of the main catalogue) and cut two pieces.  The dimensions are the same for each piece – 3 ½” tall by 6 ½” wide.  On the 6 ½” side – I scored the cardstock at 3” and 6”.  This leaves a ½” strip for you to adhere Sticky Strip (Sticky Strip is essentially a double sided tape but is great for keeping 3D projects, including boxes, together.  It is on page 192 of the main catalogue.).  Before I adhered the two pieces together – I stamped the cardstock.  I used Stazon ink (this is a permanent ink) but I did try the project with the Classic inks and they work well too.  I used white and black only.  (I would caution you about using the Craft White ink on vellum as it’s not very porous and likely won’t dry.  For the white – I would recommend the White Stazon or perhaps just use one of the lighter Classic inks like a Going Grey or Sahara Sand.)

Once you have stamped the image – I used my bone folder to make the score lines more defined.  Peel the backing off the Sticky Strip and adhere the two pieces together.

The stamp set is Inspired by Nature (page 96) but you could also many other nature inspired stamps sets – like Pocket Silhouettes or Fifth Avenue Floral.  This list goes on and on.  You can make the inserts themed to the season – hearts for Valentine’s or snowmen for Christmas.

The last bit of decoration on this is the butterflies which I cut out using my Big Shot and the Stampin Up Embosslit die called Beautiful Wings (page 24 of the Occasions mini).  Alternatively you could stamp a butterfly and cut it out or use the Butterfly punch (page 187 of the main catalogue) with some decorative paper – or use nothing at all.  I think it looks great even without the embellishments."

 

Thanks Katey…this is a fantastic project to do that saves money too.  This would also be great to do with Kids!  Thanks for Sharing!