Today I’m super excited because I’m sharing my first light-up card ever! I had some Chibitronics supplies a long time ago and it seems I couldn’t find a good card design to use them. Finally, I decided to use Lawn Fawn “Turn me on” stamp set, which I think is the best love themed stamp set ever!!
First, I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables” dies to die cut a panel from some Bristol paper. I placed a circular mask in the center of the panel and used Mama Elephant “Swinging Borders” stamps to stamp the string of lights with Versafine Onyx black ink. Then, I replaced the mask by its negative to stamp the image again in Mama Elephant Winter pigment ink. I colored the light bulbs with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in rainbow order and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.
Next, I used “Turn me on” coordinating dies to die cut the light bulb twice from my panel. Then, I draw a template on another panel
and used the copper tape and the led stickers to make the circuit. I placed the battery to close the circuit and it worked!! Yay!!
I stamped the light bulbs on vellum with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder. Then, I glued the vellum pieces behind the panel, adding four layers of vellum to diffuse the light and to hide the circuit. I die cut the light bulb bases using Lawn Fawn “String of Lights” dies, heat embossed the pieces with silver embossing powder and glued them to the images. The black string is made using the same dies. For the scalloped frame, I used Lawn Fawn “Outside in Scalloped Stitched Circle Stackables” and “Stitched Circle Stackables” dies and heat embossed the piece using silver embossing powder too. Last, I glued the panel to an A2 size panel from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Dark” paper collection and adhered everything to a top folding card base.
I love love love how this turned out! As a physicist, I’ve loved playing with Chibitronics, it reminds me of my youngest days in the teaching lab 😀 Besides, it is super easy to use and on the Chibitronics blog there are awesome tutorials by the design team!
Today I’m sharing a card I made with some images I’ve colored for The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge. I’ve already shared these images on Instagram, but now I want to show you an ocean scene card I’ve made with them. At first sight, we have a simple beach scene, but when we open the card there is an underwater scene too!
I stamped the images on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink. This paper has a different texture on each side, I used the smoother one. Then, I colored all the images with Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils. I used images from Lawn Fawn “On the beach”, “Sea Horsin’ Around”, “So Jelly”, “You are Sublime”, “Manateerific”, and “Lovable Legends” stamp sets and then I die cut everything using coordinating dies, except for the Kraken.
I don’t know if this kind of folding card has a specific name, but if you do, please, tell me because I’d love to know! I prepared a long piece of paper and scored it so when is closed it is a 4-Bar card. I blended Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean on the top of this card base to make the sky and stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink. Then, I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched Hillside Borders” dies to die cut some wavy panels from Bristol paper. I inked these panels to be the sand on my scene, using Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks and then I spritzed a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. Next, I used Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies on a long piece of Bristol paper, blended Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio on it and flicked some water. I scored this panel and glued it along with the sandy hills to the card base.
Finally, I adhered all the images to the card and added some details to them: Sakura Black Glaze pen to the eyes and Glossy Accents to the windows of the submarine. Here you have a video of the folding/unfolding of the card:
This is one of those cards that turned out just how I had planned. I love it! Coloring all those images totally worth the effort 🙂
Today I’m sharing my project for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, and that is why the title of the blog post is Fiesta Veraniega (Summer Party) because the challenge is about parties.
To decorate the bottles I used Lawn Fawn “On the Beach” stamps and dies. I love the fox and the bear tanning. I wish I could, but I have very pale skin and I sunburn easily.
First I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I used coordinating dies to die cut the images.
I cut strips of blue and kraft color cardstock and then used Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies for the sea and Lawn Fawn “Stitched Hillside Borders” dies for the sand. To give more texture to the sandy pieces, I splattered some Gathered Twigs and Picket Fence Distress Inks mixed with water as well as a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls in copper color. Next, I wrapped the bottles and added the images. Maybe it is a busy scene, especially for a bottle decoration, but I love it!!
I made some straw decorations too. I thought it would be nice to have beach umbrellas for the critters. To make them I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables” dies. I used the biggest die on Bristol paper and then did some masking to ink the sectors. I used Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon and Scattered Straw Distress Inks.
Then I scored the pieces and, after die cutting a circle in the middle, I cut them in half (following the black line I drew in the picture) and glued the two pieces together. Last, I folded the flaps using the stitching line. I love how the beach umbrellas turned out!