Friday, August 12, 2016

Home Sweet Home Tealight Holder for The Paper Players

It's been ages since I have posted anything, so I thought I would join in the challenge at The Paper Players this week where Joanne has suggested a project with a light source.  Seeing as I have some fun new products from Stampin' Up!, I thought I would take the challenge literally & include an actual light inside my project:-

These Home Sweet Home Thinlits Die & the matching Sweet Home Stamp Set are adorable, but they are tiny.  Here is a size comparison with a re-inker bottle:-

Seeing as the house isn't big enough to accommodate a standard size tealight in the base of the box, I suspended a panel in the attic to hold the tealight in upside down:-

ETA:  You can find the dimensions of the tealight panel in the comments!  :)

Here it is without the tealight inside:-

I placed some vellum behind the circular window on the back door, but only adhered it above the window.  This way you can put your fingertip into the hole to grip & open the door, but the vellum drops back in place to filter the light & obscure the tealight base.  Here is the back panel closed:-

I inked the front door stamp with VersaMark ink & then Dapper Denim ink so that I could clear emboss it to get a nice, glossy finish.  I added a pearl door knob.  All the white trims are double layers to give extra definition:-

The roof shingles have been cut from Dapper Denim & then inked with an image from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set to give it a bit of interest.  I added a strip of "capping" over the top point of the roof to get a neat finish:-

I can see I will be making lots more of these cute little abodes!  :)

If you would like to see all the fabulous projects the Design Team at the Paper Players have for this challenge, as well as the other entrants in the gallery, click on the image below:-

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Project Components
All Stampin' Up!
plus a tealight