This card was inspired by a happy accident! For a previous project, I had die cut the word ‘hi’ from black cardstock using the Hello Gorgeous dies. I took out the die cut, and left the negative on my desk, and later when tidying up, I realised that the negative was sitting on top of a bag of sequins. You could see the sparkly sequins through the hole in the cardstock and it looked so pretty. So i decided to use this as a starting point for a new card.
I used another die to cut the black cardstock into a square speech bubble, and then on another scratch piece of white card, I stuck down a load of gorgeous Honey Bee Stamps sequins. I made sure that I covered enough of the card so that the whole aperture would be full of sequins when I layered the die cut speech bubble on top. I then set this to the side to dry whilst working on the rest of the card.
Then I cut some white cardstock using a Mama Elephant die to create this scalloped frame, and then using a stencil and some ink blending brushes, I added some colour using distress inks. Working in circles, I used the yellow ink in the middle, then pink, then added some light green to the outermost sections. It is really subtle, and hard to see in the photo, but it gives such a lovely soft touch to the card.
I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the ‘You are wonderful’ image onto the centre of the cardstock, using stamps from the Beautiful Life stamp set. Next I added some small party / confetti images from the Celebration Box set.
To finish off the whole card, I used some diamond embellishments from the Frozen Dew Drops embellishment pack, along with some tiny stars from the Baby Boy sequin pack.
Et Voila! That’s the card! I hope you have enjoyed it!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
I am just popping on to say that there will be another LIVE crafting session on Friday at 9pm BST. During the LIVE stream there will be a giveaway for a stamp set. Please spread the word. (feel free to use the graphic above) 🙂
See you then, L
p.s. thank you each and every one for all the lovely comments about my Chibitronics and Lawn Fawn project. I feel very blessed. xx hugs
It’s collaboration week with us Chibi-gang, and I am so excited that we are pairing up my one of my most favourite stamp companies – Lawn Fawn! EEK! What a perfect partnership!
Over the next three days, Chibitronics and Lawn Fawn will be sharing some amazing projects, and I am kicking things off today along with Jessica Frost-Ballast and Kelly Griglione. I will link to their blogs at the bottom of this post so you can hop right over to see their projects too!
There is a $30 Lawn Fawn gift card and a Chibitronics starter kit (valued at $30) that will be given away randomly to two winners drawn from comments across all days and all blogs so the more you visit and comment, the better your chances to win!
To celebrate, I thought I would make an extra special project – so rather than sharing a card, I have this fun, illuminating underwater scene built within a 3D box! Take a look!
I admit, this is an intermediate / advanced project – but the video tutorial walks you through exactly how to create the circuit using the Chibitronics LEDs & copper tape. The fact that you are dealing with a 3D shape is the trickiest bit – but with a little time & patience, it’s well worth while in the end! Let’s take a look at the box when it’s all lit up!
The Mermaid For You stamp and die set was perfect for making this project! I love how each of the elements work so well together to build a scene. I used my copic markers to colour in the images, but then used some distress ink blending to colour in the sea floor. To create the layers of dimension, I used the Lawn Fawn simple stitched hillside border dies.
By adding some acetate to each seabed panel, I was able to add to the 3D illusion. I love that the little fish, at first glance, look like they are floating – or rather ‘swimming’ along! (Just keep swimming….! ) 😀
For the circuit I used both a blue and a green LED. These do come in separate packs, but I couldn’t resist as I really wanted to create that underwater feel!
When you watch the video, you will see that I have added the switch to the handle section of the box – this way I can easily control when it is switched on and off. I die cut another handle piece from scratch cardstock so when I don’t want to have the lights on, I simply sandwich this between the two handles which have the copper tape.
My daughter is begging me to let her have this as a night light for her room – but I am not quite sure if I can part with it just now! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to watch the video to see the full instructions on how this project was made – including details on recreating the chibitronics circuit.
Also, the rest of the gang will have more projects over the course of the next few days – more details over on the Chibitronics blog, which will also link to each of the projects.
Don’t forget to leave a comment at the blogs in order to be in with a chance to win!
You can also visit the Lawn Fawn Blog to see some of the awesome projects made by their team – check it out here.
There is a $30 Lawn Fawn gift card and a Chibitronics starter kit (valued at $30) that will be given away randomly to two winners drawn from comments across all days and all blog,s so the more you visit and comment, the better your chances to win!