Friday, February 10, 2012

Friendzy Friday with Two Scrapbook Friends

It's Friendzy Friday again and I am happy to share with you this cute rolled candle technique. I love the way it adds dimension and texture to my cards or layouts. It could be that "special something" on your design too.

Let's begin! Here's what you'll need:

1. A fun patterned paper scrap cut into 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces (this is old Bo Bunny)
2. A flower you can shade with ink and whose petals look like the flames of a candle (I used Prima)
3. An orange ink and a yellow ink
4. A wooden skewer
5. Fast drying glue (I used Beacon's 3n1)

Step 1:
Trim your scrap into 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces (one each for every candle you will need).

Step 2:  Roll the paper around the wooden skewer.

Step 3: Add quick drying glue along the open edge and roll tightly.

Step 4:  Add inks to the petals of the flowers in varying shades of yellow and orange to mimic

Step 5:   Add glue to the tiny end of the petal.

Step 6:  Insert the petal into the rolled paper.

When you are done, you can add them a layout or card .

 Here's a layout I made for my son's twelfth birthday! I can't believe he is growing up so quickly!

I hope you'll give this a try and light up your birthday designs and share them with us in the forum and gallery.
Keep doing what you love to do!


  1. Oh my goodness, great candles and projects!

  2. That is so cool! What a great technique. I must add this to my list of thing to try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such an awesome tutorial! I love it and I will certainly be scraplifting this idea!
    Joanne xo