I've LOVED the tealight boxes I've seen up. Here' my version. Instead of punching out a hole, the whole thing is made of vellum. I also was having problems with the little tabs in the corners holding, so I made a 1/2" strip (acored folded in half lengthwise) that goes all around the box. To balance it, I also did that at the bottom. You can't see it well, but there is a snowflake pattern stamped as well as the embossed flakes. You can only see the embossed flakes when the tealight is lit!
Date: Friday, June 4, 2004 GMT Views: 2339
Registered: May 25, 2004 Location: Shoreline, WA Posts: 1100
Sun, Jun 06, 2004 @ 1:30 PM
I used the same directions that were given by karixma at http://splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=9358&sort=1&cat=all&page=1.
Instead of punching out holes and using putting in a vellumn window, I just used vellum paper strips. Also, the tabs would not stay for me, so I cut a 8 1/2 X 1/2" strip, scored it the long way, scored the short way every 2 inches, and coated the inside with mono. I used this around the top. To match it, I added a 1/4" strip around the bottom. I did another box and used eyelets at the top of each side to hold the paper strip on.
I stamped snowflakes on with a light blue and then dry embossed snowflakes as well. I didn't use a light table because I'm lazy and can kind of see through the vellum. I used the empressor to start the embossing and then went over it again with the regular stylus. (I find I tear the vellum less if I use the empressor first)
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