Here’s the glass votive holder we made in camp last month … last year! It’s the layering of card stock behind the embossed vellum that makes the snowflakes so different when the candle is lit. Here it is in the (sort of) dark:
The vellum piece is longer than the embossing folder, so you’ll need to emboss once with this sandwich to avoid a crease from the edge of the folder, then rotate the vellum 180° or so and emboss the other end. Some of the embossing gets pressed a bit flat, but the vellum will still show the effect very well. Shimmer Paint daubed over the embossing provides interest even in the daylight.
Before attaching the vellum, adhere the snowflakes directly to the class with SNAIL. This allows you to control the placement. They won’t adhere very well; the vellum wrap will hold them.
I used Very Vanilla die cut snowflakes for variety and to coordinate with the (now unavailable!) velvet ribbon. (Stampin’ Up!, hear my plea: Bring back velvet ribbon pronto!!!! Or at least in the next catalog.)
Ink/color: Shimmer Paint (Frost White)
Paper: Vellum Card Stock, Very Vanilla
Other: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Sticky Strip, 3/8″ Velvet Stitched Ribbon* (Very Vanilla), glass votive holder