Friday, 17 October 2008

...a few luminaries for Halloween

PapertreyInk's Linen Vellum is the best thing for making these wee luminaries - it's so easy - cut a sheet in half lengthwise and stamp. Stick the ends together with extra strong clear double sided tape and you're in business.

For safety I can't reccomend strongly enough that you USE A BATTERY POWERED TEA LIGHT, i gave up candles ages ago - don't miss them.

The pumpkins faces were stamped first in versamark and then clear embossed. The pumpkin shells were then stamped over and the excess ink rubbed off .

The witch has bats all around that were stamped on the inside and outside of the luminary so's they have different opacities.

Hope they tickle.

Stuff used
Cardstock - Linen
Vellum - PTI
Stamps - Spooky sweets 1 and 2 First fruits, all PTI. web, spider and sentiment - Inkadinkado
Ink - Versafine Black
Tape - extra strong double sided - LSS


  1. How cute! What a GREAT idea and super easy too!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Once again, Claire, you've amazed me! Your luminaries are just fantastic -- LOVE them!!! ;-)
    Glad you like my owl & "funky" is not rude! ;-)

  3. These are great! And that's a great little tip about stamping the pumpkin faces first and embossing. I'll have to give that a go!

  4. Just found your blog and I know I'll be visiting often.
    Love your Halloween luminaries and will attempt to make a few.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love love love them!

  6. Very cute! And love your ideas - amazing!

    Jo :)

  7. These are beautiful! I love the look of the linen vellum . . . guess I need to try that! :)

  8. I saw these in the gallery, Claire, and I love them!!

  9. Wow! Your work is amazing! I have to get some of those Luminaries... Im a member of a fab forum you might enjoy... Come visit we are a friendly bunch! Love to see you there...

    Thanks for sharing.
    C x

  10. These are really cute!! What a great idea.

  11. These are too cute! I just found your blog and am loving all your tutorials! Gorgeous, gorgeous work!

  12. Gorgeous! The vellum worked perfectly for those!!!!!!!!

  13. These are gorgeous - I'm with you with the candles after having a house fire last Christmas - don't want to do that ever again. Love that linen vellum.

  14. These are just lovely, I think they will look wonderful on a Thanksgiving or Christmas table.

    You have the most wonderful ideas! I love visiting your site.


    Agree! that PTI's linen vellum is FAB! Terrific use
    Thank you for sharing!


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