Thursday, June 2, 2016

Water Lily Votive Candle (Flameless)

Water Lily Votive Candle (Flameless)-JMRush
Approximate Dimensions: W 4” x D 4” X H 2.5”

This design is compatible with both 8X12 and 12X12 mats and when vellum paper is used, an opaque lantern effect is created.
You can purchase this design here: https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/artists/485222



  1. Cut design pieces. (I used double sided card stock and vellum paper) Be careful removing the pieces from the mat. On the vellum flower petals I released the petals first and then the centers and on the card stock outline petals, I removed the negative inside petal shapes and then released each petal one at a time until all of the flower shape could be lifted:)
  2. Flip the outline flowers over. Flip over the coordinating vellum pieces rotate the vellum pieces until the petals line up. 
  3. Glue each vellum piece to the outline flowers. (Do not apply glue to the tabs on the inside of the two largest outline flower shapes:) Press to secure the pieces together. I used a book to press the pieces together momentarily.
  4. Flip the combined flowers over ( pretty side up). Fold the tabs of the flower base.
  5. Tuck the end tab into the slot creating a circular tube shape.
  6. Place the one of the narrow circular ring pieces over the tube shape you just created. Apply glue to the outside of one of the rows of tabs and secure to the narrow ring.
  7. Apply glue to the tops of the ring and tabs. 
  8. Secure the thicker circular ring to the top.
  9. Place a flameless votive candle inside the tube.
  10. Fit the second narrow ring around the other side of the tube. Apply glue to the outside of the tabs and secure to the narrow ring.(repeating the steps above)
  11. Apply glue to the tops of the ring and tabs. 
  12. Secure the thicker circular ring to the top.
  13. Fold the tabs in the two largest combined flowers. One set is folded up and the other down.
  14. Apply glue to the outside of one set of tabs and secure to the other set.
  15. Image of the tabs glued together. 
  16. Curve your flower petals as you like. I rolled the petals up on the three largest flowers. The smallest flower I flipped over ( pretty side down) and then rolled the petals up. This section was really curved so I wanted the outline to show.
  17. Apply glue to the center backside of the combined flower piece with tabs. Center and secure to the lantern base.
  18. Glue the two smaller flowers together and the center rings alternating the petal placement.
  19. Apply glue to the glue to the inside ring of the combined flowers on the lantern base.
  20. Secure the smaller flower group- staggering the petals.
  21. Ta Da!






11 comments:

  1. Stunning work! What type of glue are you using?

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    1. Thank you Kathryn:)
      I use Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. It has a Pen tip and a Broad tip which is really helpful.

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  2. Love this ! Would be the perfect complement to my christmas table

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    1. So glad that you like it. Thank you so much for your support.
      Happy Holidays!
      Jenn

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  3. hi dear this thing in white is paper? what kind?

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    1. Hi Roberta,
      The "white" paper is vellum paper and can be found at scrapbooking and hobby stores.
      Thanks so much!
      Jenn

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  4. I just purchased this file and can’t wait to make it. Thank you for the directions, I need them!

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    1. Hope you like it:)
      Thanks so much!
      Jenn

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  5. What weight vellum paper did you use?

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    1. Hi Gwen,
      I use the CTI Glama Translucent Paper (Clear) from CutCardStock.com. I think it is a 29# weight paper. I love their paper:) Hope this helps!
      Thanks so much!
      Jenn

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