I learned how you could use a foam pad (like my computer mousepad!) and the back of a spoon to stamp (rub) your image on paper....course I had to practice it a little, and it takes a little bit longer, but I sure felt like a pioneer woman! I did this for the first old-fashioned dog card I made, which is in one of my earlier posts (and you can get the directions free from me for the card, which is a gate card that opens in the middle). It is much easier to use the clear mount acrylics! Now I wanted to use the fairy stamp for something fairylike, and I love the little tealight stuff; I also needed to come up with something using items from the new Stampin Up Summer Mini-Catalog (which also would be eligible for a designer challenge), so that is how my fairy lite bag was born. I thought a little tea bag would be more like a light you can carry around with you, versus a box. It took me 3 tries to come up with this! I used some of the new designer paper, new satin ribbon, and a mini-vintage tag, along with a butterfly from the bridesmaid designer paper (I LOVE that paper, sure will miss it), the vellum paper, kraft cardstock, and a rhinestone brad. Oh yeah, the opening is punched out using the xlarge petal punch - just the right size. Here is the final result - have a look and see what you think - here are several views of it, with and without the battery tealight on:
Can you see where I stamped "dream" on the little tag? The ribbon threads thru holes and ties in back...The tealight is kinda visible in this picture. Here is what it looks like when it is opened up:
Since the vellum picture is scotch taped on, you can take it off and color in your picture if you want, or even put in a different picture(s) - or even ribbon. Notice I covered the tealite itself with matching paper?
Here is a picture of the fairy lite bag and the battery tealite beside it:
Now this was the hardest picture to get, because I took it at night with the tealite bag's light turned on, so it is not as clear as it could be - hey, it was dark both outside and inside and I only had the fairy tealite on lol:
If you would like me to email you the directions and template for the Fairy Tealite, leave me a comment and/or subscribe, or follow along with your email, and I will send it to you ....glad to share! Long live fairies!