Saturday, February 17, 2018

Artist Gather Light Up Chibitronics Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing with you a project that I made using an Artist Gather stamp set and some Chibitronics. If you haven't heard of Artist Gather, you should totally check her out, her name is Sarah and you should tell her that I sent you. I met her at Creativation, and she is the very definition of a budding artist. She is an excellent photographer, videographer, and scrapbooker. Please (CLICK HERE!) to visit her site or Instagram account (CLICK HERE!).

I used the Artist Gather Light Up a Little stamp set to create my card today. This stamp set is design to create a light box. The set comes with sentiments that fit right into the light box. You can also purchase separately, an entire alphabet set to create your own sentiment within the light box. When I saw this set, I knew I wanted to use my Chibitrontics starter kit to make this light box come to life.



I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb cardstock. I cut out a window using MFT's Jumbo Peek-a-Boo window die, and also cut down my panel using a Your Next Stamp Stitched rectangle die (second from largest). I stamped the light box and the sentiment on a piece of Papertrey Ink vellum with Staz On Jet Black ink. I adhered the piece of vellum to the backside of my card panel with 1/2 inch double sided tape. I completed the stamping using the single heart from the Light Up a Little stamp set and "press me" from Heffy Doodle's Interactively Yours stamp set. I stamped them at the bottom center of my card panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink.



This is when things got hairy. I completely forgot how to use my Chibitronics. I had to enlist the help of my husband to make it work. I should have watched my previous light up card video. I didn't make a switch out of cardstock. Don't be like me, make a switch. But! It works, the card lights up. To see it in action follow the link below to my YouTube video I made creating this card. Remember to make a switch out of cardstock and to adhere the copper tape securely, being sure to run the positive end of the battery to the positive end of the light and the negative end of the battery to the negative end of the light. If you do those things your card should light up. Clearly there are far smarter YouTubers out there with easier ways to use Chibitronics. Don't be like me, do some research to make it easier for you.



Now, once the card was functional, I adhered it all together using three layers of Scotch 3M foam tape. I used a Simons says stamp A2 top folding card base. I adhered my light up panel to the card base with 1/2 inch double sided tape. You can see the copper tape behind the vellum piece, but that doesn't bother me.



Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Koren

Friday, February 16, 2018

Your Next Stamp Challenge 83

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing my project for Your Next Stamp Challenge #83. This is a biweekly sketch and/or color combination challenge. To play along with us or to check out the rest of the design teams inspiration (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Your Next Stamp blog. You can use either the sketch, the color combination, or both. Here is a look at this weeks sketch/color combo.




This week I was more inspired by the color combination that I was the sketch. I really just wanted to play with the new Your Next Stamp window die. So my card features it and the new Woodland Jessica stamp set.

I started with stamping some images from the Woodland Jessica stamp set with Versafine Toffee on Ranger watercolor cardstock. This ink is waterproof and I new I wanted to break out my Distress markers to have a play. I colored them with Distress markers and added some accents with my favorite colored pencil the Faber Castell Goldfaber pencils. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut out my images.



For the background, I used the new Window Panel die and cut it out of Neenah 110 lb cardstock. I took the negative pieces of the die cut panel and ink blended some clouds with Versamagic Aspen Mist and then some ground from Versamagic Thatched Straw. I used the MFT mini cloud stencil to make the clouds. I adhered the window panel die flat to a top folding Neenah A2 sized card base with Tombow Mono liquid adhesive. I also adhered the newly ink blended negative panels into the spots that they were taken from, using the Tombow Mono liquid adhesive.



I stamped the sentiment with Distress Oxide Ink in Vintage Photo. I adhered all of my elements to the card front with the same liquid adhesive. I added a little bit of colored pencil accents that you can barely see in the photo. I cut the part of the tree that was hanging off my card and presto, I'm done!


Thank you for visiting my blog today. If there is time, you should (CLICK HERE!) to play along with us over at Your Next Stamp with Challenge #83.

Koren


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Your Next Stamp Layer It Up Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing my card for Your Next Stamp. We on the design team and guest designers were challenged to create a project around the theme "layer it up". So I did! My project has many, many layers. To check out what everyone else created and to get even more inspiration (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Your Next Stamp blog.



I started with the brand new Farm Animal Stack die by Your Next Stamp. I was excited to play with this. I new that I wanted to make a shaker card. The die is so thin, I decided to stack a bunch of layers of the die to create the shaker instead of adding thin strips of foam tape. I made it easier on myself by lining a piece of Neenah 110 lb. cardstock with Stick it adhesive. This puts a sticky tape on the back side of my die cuts which makes it easier to put multiple layers together. I cut nine layers of out of the detailed Farm Animal Stack die. Stacking them together was easy with the addition of the stick it adhesive. To see this card being made, look below for a link to my YouTube video I made creating this card.



After stacking all those layers. I added more layers. I cut the top of the shaker piece out of Bazzil white, which is a textured cardstock. I applied the acetate to the back of this top layer and added to my enormous stack. Now that I have lots of demotion for my shaker bits to move around in, I added Pretty Pink Posh, Petunia, Marshmallow, and Daffodil seed beads to color my images and to add that shaker quality sound.



For my background, I used the MFT mini cloud stencil and Versamagic Agean blue ink to stencil some clouds. I felt like the top of this piece was a little dark so I added some PTI vellum clouds with the Puffy cloud border die by Your Next Stamp. I cut arms in the side of this piece and folding around my card to hug it. I used washi tape to secure it on the backside. I also cut hills with the Double Stitched Hills die set also by Your Next Stamp. I cut them out of Bazzill Parakeet textured cardstock. I cut them down with the second to largest Stitched rectangle die by Your Next Stamp.



I stamped my sentiment from the Funny Farm Sentiments stamp set using the Versamagic chalk ink and clear heat embossing it with Hero Arts Clear embossing powder. I adhered the rest of the pieces to my Simon Says Stamp Fog A2 sized top folding card base with double sided adhesive tape. This is a super sticky tape and it does a great job at keeping things in place, including that ultra heavy shaker piece.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and don't forget to check out the rest of the inspiring projects on the Your Next Stamp blog (CLICK HERE!)

Koren