Sunday, October 9, 2011

Design Team Monday!

Hi folks! Our brand new Design Team is up and running. The girls are loading the gallery with cards and projects and we thought we’d share the beauty and creativity with you on Mondays from now on. Enjoy! :)

Cheryl has made an amazing candle using the Poinsettia Bunch stamp:


1. Stamp the Poinsettia image on tissue paper using black ink.
2. Color the image as desired. I used colored pencils & Gamsol.
3. Cut the image out--you can leave a small border.
4. Place the image where desired on the candle, then cover with a layer of plastic wrap. It should be tight, & be sure to get all the wrinkles out--they will show up later if you don't.
5. Heat the image with heat gun. Keep the heat gun moving so the candle will melt evenly. The goal is to melt the wax just enough so that it will absorb into the tissue paper, leaving a thin layer of wax on top of the tissue paper.
6. Once the paper has absorbed the wax, remove the plastic wrap and decorate the candle as desired.
7. For this candle, I added yellow Stickles to the center of the flowers, put a Parisian Accent strip around the bottom and a red gingham ribbon on top of that, then hot-glued a bow to the ribbon. I placed rhinestones on the ribbon all the way around the candle.

Here is a beautiful fall card by Audrey:

Stamps and Dies used: Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set and coordinated Die and the Scalloped Circle Die.

Angelica has made a Ghoulish Tag:

Size: 3 1/8 x 6 1/4
Stamps and Dies used: Clearly Beautiful Pumpkins Set, Owl and Cat Tree, Small Goulish Ghost, Pumpkins Die.

A witching card from Lori:

Stamp used: Witch on Pumpkin.

Tesa dressed up a note book cover:

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Stamps and Dies used: Border Flourish, Clearly Beautiful Cardinals Clear Stamp Set, Clearly Beautiful Dragonflies, Scalloped Circle Die.

Kristii made a card with the adorable cat:

Stamps and Dies used: Circles Clear Stamp Set Fall, Scalloped Circle Die.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful new week and be sure to stop by on Saturday when we launch the October Sketch Challenge!

The Prickley Pear Team


  1. Such GORGEOUS PROJECTS!!! All the creations on display are truly appealing & I love the Notebook & the candle in particular..... Wishes & hoping to see many more such inspirations from you guys.... :D

    Ash... :)

  2. Wow, love all the new projects :)

    Way to go team!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! You are providing a TON of inspiration!! :)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous work everyone!!! So much inspiration!! Makes me wanna go pull out my goodies and play!!