musical tissue tape
Barn Door Distress Ink
Townscape On The Edge die
cardboard tube (ie toilet roll tube)
I saw this idea on Tim Holtz' blog, and this is my spin on his idea.
Cut a piece of grungepaper to the same size as the townscape die and cover it with strips of tissue tape. Run it through the die cutting machine. You can see in the photo I have made two different heights, which is simply a matter of trimming the bottom border of the die cut at varying widths.
Cut a piece of cardboard tubing to the same width as the bottom border of the townscape die you just cut and attach with tacky glue or strong double sided tape. In the one Tim Holtz showed he attached his die directly to the tea light candle, but I wanted a sleeve that I could change according to the season, which is why I attached it to a piece of tubing.
Add a touch of colour using Barn Door distress ink and heat set before applying craft snow to the roof tops and base of the buildings. You can't see it in the photo, but the snow has a layer of vintage glitter glass added also.
Always, ALWAYS, make sure you use battery operated tea lights, a real tea light would be very dangerous with a paper wrapper so close to the flame. I think these would look lovely lined up along a mantle piece in different colours and heights.