Grab your extra candles! Because this week, Leah, from Paper Blossoms, has a great tutorial showing us how to decorate our candles using IBS stamp sets! Hugs, Joanna

Hello! Leah here and I am excited to share this week’s Inspired By Stamping WHW tutorial. I really enjoy making and giving gifts to loved ones and friends and most people I know like candles and I love stamping so when the two meet it’s a happy outcome 🙂 Today I am going to show you how I make stamped candles. Let’s get started!


First gather all the supplies you’ll need.

*A stamp set, I’m going to be using the newly released French Country set.

*A candle, sized for the image you plan to use. Even small votive candles work well!

*Tissue paper, I save any I get from gifts

*Wax paper

*Heat gun


*Ink and if needed markers for coloring


The fist step is to cut a piece of tissue paper a bit larger than the image you are going to stamp. Then, stamp your image.


Since the image I chose needs to be colored in I used Copic markers to color, but be sure to place a paper underneath as the tissue paper is so thin a lot of the ink will seep through.


After you’ve colored or just stamped your image, cut it out as close as you can. It doesn’t have to be perfect but the closer you get the cleaner the finished candle will look.


Now cut a piece of wax paper large enough to wrap around you candle and with the tissue stamped paper on the candle first, lay the wax paper on top of it and then hold it very tightly behind the candle. Now for this part *please use caution!* as the heat gun does get very hot and it does take a bit of time to get the wax melted. Heating the wax causes it to flow over the tissue paper thus transferring your image to the candle. You will see the wax get all shiny from being melted through the wax paper and once all the tissue has seemed to disappear you are done heating.


When you peel the wax paper away this is what it will look like. You will see some wax from the candle on the wax paper and your transferred image may look a little blotchy. Just quickly and lightly tap down any messy spots as the candle will still be warm and it will all smooth out.


When you are done you have a beautiful candle and of course to complete it as a gift ensemble a matching card is called for 🙂 I hope you enjoyed this week’s tutorial and will give it a try! Thanks so much for joining me and have a blessed day!


French Country

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Here are all the details…

* Create a card or project on your blog sharing with us the above tutorial!*

Please upload your card/project to your blog or online gallery. Leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of this post. When uploading to online galleries please add WHW #106 to your post.

* Don’t have a blog or online gallery? That’s o.k. we’d still love for you to join us!  Please email me your project at And I will add your project to the contest!

* DEADLINE: June 26th, 2pm Brisbane time or 11:59pm June 25th EST

* At this time ALL products (stamps, paper, dies) are welcomed with our challenge. You do not have to incorporate an IBS stamp set, die, ribbon or flowers.

* One winner will be randomly chosen & will be featured on our blog.

The Winner will receive one of our Nestie Dies of their choice from the Inspired by Stamping Store!

* PLEASE REMEMBER…If you do create a card using IBS products, your card may be featured on our Facebook Page & Pinned to our “Inspiring Designs by Customers” Board.

Good luck to everyone! We are so excited to see your creations!


5 thoughts on “Creating Candles Using IBS Stamps

  1. marshallgal says:

    Beautiful job, Leah! Love how you had a candle/card matched set, and your instructions for the candle are so clear and concise! Now I need to make one/some!

  2. lisa808 says:

    Woo hoo–pretty candle and card. Thanks for sharing. I love decorating candles, though I have only done them with photos, not yet with stamping. I had planned this technique for the Vintage Blog Hop. OK, now to switch gears…

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