May 23, 2018

Winnie & Walter and Chibitronics Collab Blog Hop!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Winnie & Walter and Chibitronics collaboration blog hop.

I am so excited and nervous at the same time because this is my first time working with Chibitronics circuits. I admire the cards made by using them but the fear in me to try it out weighted my desire to use it. But after trying it out for this collaboration, it is not as hard as I thought it would be to use it. Darn! Why didn’t I give it a go earlier? Kicking myself now. Anyhow, I now know it is simple and easy and will use it more often on my projects.

You should have come fromVanessa Amann‘s blog. If not do not worry I will list all the participant in this blog hop towards the end of this post.

Here is my project for the collaboration blog hop.

I used Winnie & Walter’s My Precious stamp set and creative screening Big Bang Sci-Fi Star to create my card. I stamped the multifacted stones from the stamp set using Versafine onyx back ink on kraft cardstock panel using MISTI. I left the stamps in the MISTI because after colouring, I want to re-stamp the images to get a crips outline.

To colour the images, I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I have coloured the images in several layers using three shades of each colour to achieve the shading and depth. Then I put the panel back into MISTI and stamped over the coloured images using the same versafine onyx black ink to get crisp outline. Since the background was a bit plain and empty , I placed the Sci-Fi Star creative screening stencil over the stamped images and sponged white pigment ink on the stencil avoiding the coloured images.  Now the background has more interest and looks fuller. I also used Sakura silver and gold sparkle pen to add dots for more glitter to the background.

I only want three of the jewels around the sentiment to shine. So I used the poky tool to poke holes on the large three jewels. I then placed the the panel on the card base as guide and used a pencil to mark spots through the hole on the card front. Then I used the Chibitronics pack to make circuits and add lights on the marked spots. The battery is held down by foam adhesive around it on the bottom left of the card base. The exact spot where the yellow jewel is on the kraft panel.  I place the kraft panel back on the card base to make sure the light is in right spot and all is working well.

I added double foam adhesives behind the kraft panel to adhered the panel on the card front. On the yellow jewel on the kraft panel, I used copic friendly pen to write “Press Here” so the reciever will know where to press for the light to glow.

The sentiment also from My Precious stamp set is white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered as shown. Finally I added Iridescent Diamonds from Little Things by Lucy on the holes where the light glows and a few scattered. The light through the diamonds are more diffused and glowing. Love it. Here is a small video and a photo of the light glowing in the dark.

Very cool huh! I love it. I cannot wait to something a bit more complicated. Hope you like this idea. All supplies used to make this card are listed below at the end of the post.

Here are all the details of the blog hop. Your next stop is to Heather Hoffman‘s blog. Here are the list of all the designers participating in the hop.

Chibitronics Blog
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Eiko Uchida
Kelly Szafron
Wei Wei Wang
Kelly Griglione
Tiffany Au
Lesley Oman
Maya Isaksson
Vanessa Amann
Gayatri Murali
Heather Hoffman
Jessica Lin
Kate Capper
Keren Baker
Lea Lawson
Lydia Evans
w&w blog

No blog hop is without giveaways. Comment on all the blogs and one random winner will receive a $30 chibitronics start kit and $30 credit to the w&w shop.

Supplies


Thanks so much fro stopping by! Have fun hopping.

May 22, 2018

Best Wishes Window Card!

Hola everyone,

Hope you are having a wonderful week. I have another card share for you today using Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine release. I used the delicate and beautiful  Wreath Greetings stamp set. This set has coordinating dies but I did not have it when making this card.  I have made a window card today to add dimension to the card.

I started with trimming a white card panel to 4’x5.25′ in size. I temporarily adhered this panel to the white card base on the centre. Then used a circle die to die cut both the panel as well as the card front making sure I open the card base while running it through the die cutting machine. I saved the two circle die cuts. I white heat embossed the wreath and the sentiments from the stamp set on one of the circle die cut and sponged squeezed lemonade and worn lipstick distress oxide inks for emboss resist effect. I used copic markers in a darker shade of the two colours to colour in the tiny leaf spaces of the wreath. I then adhered this circle die cut on top of the other circle die cut for dimension.

I removed the white card panel from the card base, and stamped the foliages from stamp set in smoke gray and fog dye inks. The fog ink is very subtle and the smoke gray colour give a bit more definition, colour and depth to the stamped images. I also used the dot stamp to fill in some of the empty spaces. I adhered this panel back on the card base using foam adhesives.

Then I adhered the sponged sentiment circle die cut through the window into the inside of the card base. Then used some sequins in the same colours as the focal point to embellish.

Here are some more photos of the card.

Here is the photo of the inside of the card.

I love the delicate images in this stamp set. So beautiful. There are lovely sentiments are well in the stamp set. With the coordinating dies, the stamp set is wonderful to have in your collection. Hope you are inspired by my card. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

May 21, 2018

Altenew May Release Blog Hop!

Oh hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of Altenew release this month. This release is fabulous I tell you. So make sure you have a pen and paper to write down your wish list.

Welcome to the Altenew Blog Hop!

If you are hopping, you should have come from the talented Chari Moss‘s blog. If this is your first stop, then don’t worry. I have the full list of all the designers participating in the blog hop towards the end of the post. 

 My projects today features Starry Flowers stamp set and Coordinating dies.

 

Love the dainty delicate looking cluster images. So pretty. But I also love that some sentiments are bold and some are not. Perfect to combine them. Here is my first project using this set.

ON this card, I stamped both the images on top of the panel flowing down. I used Altenew’s permanent black ink to stamp the images on Neenah Solar white 80 pound card panel. Then I used Altenew’s Artist Marker pen to colour the images. I used feathering technique to colour the flowers leaving large highlights. I also went around the image with a grey marker to add drop shadow. Then I simply stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on the bottom right of the panel using Altenew permanent black ink. I adhered the panel to white card base using foam adhesives and embellished with clear droplets.

Here are some closeups of the card.

I will link all the supplies used to make this card towards the end of the post.

On my second card, I coloured the floral cluster images using yellow artist marker pens and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

I arranged them diagonally opposite on a white card panel and adhered them using foam adhesives to get dimension.I added glossy accents to the centre of the flowers for texture and more dimension. The sentiment is from an older stamp set called Heartfelt Sentiments. I white heat embossed it on strips of black cardstock and adhered them on the top right and bottom left using foam adhesives again. This panel is then adhered on a white card base again using foam adhesive and embellished with clear droplets.

Some closeups of the card.

The colouring here again is just feathering leaving a lot of white highlights. I am loving this kind of colouring especially for delicate smaller floral images.

Here are all the supplies I used on both the cards.

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, May 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

I am also giving away one $30 gift certificate to Altenew store from my blog.  Make sure you leave a comment on my post by 5/26/2018. I will randomly select one person and announce the winner on Wednesday 30th of May.

Here  are the list of all the designers participating in this blog hop

Altenew Card Blog

Agnieszka Malyszek

Sandra Dietrich

Jessica Frost-Ballas

May Sukyong Park

Debby Hughes

Paige Evans

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Vicky Papaioannou

Therese Calvird

Justine Hovey

Enza Gudor

Chari Moss

Gayatri Murali

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Yoonsun Hur

Anna Komenda

Jenn Shurkus

Reiko Tsuchida

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich

Raquel Bowman

Lydia Evans

Kelly Latevola

Nicole Picadura

Nina-Marie Trapani

Terhi Koskinen

Rubeena Ianigro

Sveta Fotinia

Emily Leiphart

Flora Monika Farkas

Laura Jane

Michelle Short

Erum Tasneem

Kimberly Wiener

You next stop is Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

Happy Hopping and get inspired.