Light-up card – with Chibitronics (and Lawn Fawn!)

Light-up card – with Chibitronics (and Lawn Fawn!)

Everyone’s been playing with these fun Chibitronics – it’s about time I did, too! Plus – a little birdie told me there’s a sale this week – buy a pack of LED Chibilights and get the Effects stickers for 50% off! I also heard this coming weekend Karolyn is prepping a video with the Effects stickers….I’ll link you up to that when it goes live! (I can’t wait to see it too!)

Light-up card – with Chibitronics (and Lawn Fawn!)

Chibitronics are a fun bit of “science” we can employ in crafting….creating a layer beneath our card front with circuits that “trigger” when a particular part of the card front is pressed. It looks harder than it is – I was scared at first, but it wasn’t so bad at all! Note that these are thick cards since you have to build up depth to keep the battery from being “on” all the time. Also, this isn’t inexpensive; but oh man. So worth it for some special cards! In addition to showing you the full main card (with the texting birds!), I made a couple others just to give you an idea of a few types of designs you can consider. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

NOTE: On these photos, I added light in photoshop, to indicate where the lights twinkle; to see them lighting up, refer to the end of the video.

Drive Me Wild Card

For this one, it involved diecutting the Little Town border die, and separating it to color the sky on the top half, and coloring the houses on the bottom half. I put them back together with scotch tape on the back, and re-installed the white doors and windows except for the 2nd story windows. Then I stamped the car and RV below, and colored them. Below is a photo of the pattern I used for the lights, ending with the battery underneath the RV.

Mad Professor

I colored this guy with my Copics, inspired by a physics professor from college – that man loved to blow things up! ha! I poked pinholes in a few random spots with a piercer, and added the Tropical lights to the electronic circuit shown below.

Deep Breath Card

This is one of my favorite birthday card stamp sets! I’ve never colored it this way but it was fun – I drew the corals, as well as creating that burning piece of paper hanging from a fishing hook! The Chibitronics learning: I made the little holes too close together, so I couldn’t fit five lights within that space. HOWEVER – when you look at them lit up, the two yellow and one red lights that are used show through those other two holes, making it APPEAR there are more lights there. So be strategic and you might get more light out of the pattern you choose!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

  • Chibitronics
    • Chibi Lights Starter Kit  —- http://salln.net/2iNQS37
    • Panasonic Lithium Battery, 5 pk —- http://salln.net/2igXjIw
    • Chibitronics Red, Yellow, Blue LED Circuit Stickers, 30 pk —- http://salln.net/2hY8GXZ
    • Chibitronics Tropical LED Circuit Stickers, 30 pk —- http://salln.net/2j9JAD6
    • Chibitronics White LED Circuit Stickers, 30 pk —- http://salln.net/2hWwokf
    • Chibitronics Copper Tape, 16 ft  —- http://salln.net/2iNStFT
  • Stamps
    • Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps, Love Letters —- http://salln.net/2igYE1X
    • Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps, Happy Trails —- http://salln.net/2j9CwX8
    • Paper Smooches Clear Stamps, Great Chemistry —- http://salln.net/2j9LJ1L
    • Art Impressions Cling Stamps, Deep Breath Birthday —- http://salln.net/2hY5yeP
  • Dies
    • Lawn Cuts Dies, Love Letters —- http://salln.net/2ih7z3o
    • Pretty Pink Posh Dies, Storybook 2 —- http://salln.net/2iGTuz8
    • Lawn Cuts Dies, Little Town Border —- http://salln.net/2jgHg1p
  • Neenah Cardstock — http://salln.net/1m4qGP6
  • Coloring:
    • Copic Markers — http://salln.net/1E8FctN
    • COPIC Multiliner Set Fine, Black, 4pc —- http://salln.net/2hWrRhK
    • Signo UniBall White Pen —- http://salln.net/2gLEv6z
  • Scotch Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape —- http://salln.net/2igYIyJ
  • Memento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black —- http://salln.net/2h4tHAP
Spotted Puppy Slider Cards

Spotted Puppy Slider Cards

Welcome to my MFT friends coming by for a visit – hope you brought a cup of tea or cocoa so we can sit down and have a visit! I’ll be snuggled on the sofa with this girl….she’s my rescue pup from Petfinder who brings me both chaos and joy! She loves her little brother Giallo like nothing else – you can follow them both HERE.

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Spotted Puppy Slider Cards

Today I’m sharing a couple really simple cards celebrating PLAY! (Hope you get some time to do that!) I colored the pups to look like my Vienna (see her pics below!)….and kept the designs simple. Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The other two cards are adorable and simple too! For this pup, I punched a heart and colored it pink – chopping off a corner and gluing it to my pup so it looks like he’s carrying it.sandy-allnock-spotted-puppy-slider

This pup is on a rollercoaster of a slider – and there are many other shapes of slider dies available. I’ve collected a few in the supply list in case you’re interested.sandy-allnock-puppy-slider-card

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Easy Popup Penguin Card

Easy Popup Penguin Card

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I have a card to share today that’ll be great for all winter long. And the die is a fun and easy interactive one you can use all year long. Check out the interactive blog gallery for more ideas.

Popup Penguin Card

Lawn Fawn got me excited when they came out earlier in the year with the Stitched Hillside Popup Die – so so so so many possibilities! Today’s card is wintry with all the clean white cardstock, but just think how this would work with green cardstock, or a patterned paper with tiny flowers or little grass pattern. All kinds of fun hillside scenes, adding different stamps to it – lots of fun! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I kept the outside simple; and in order to keep color from seeping through from the outside to the inside by stamping the penguin directly on the card, I used one of the cut-out penguins along with a simple stamped sentiment.

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Here’s the overhead view of the card – the two pieces in the back attach to the card base so it all pops up perfectly.

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Lots of stamps will work with a pop-up die; I’ve got two sets with penguins (I listed them all for you in the supply list below) , but think of all the possibilities! I’m imagining grassy hillsides and so much more for other seasons!sandy-allnock-pop-up-penguin-card2

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Stained Glass: Circumferential Coloring

Stained Glass: Circumferential Coloring

Quickly before starting with today’s post: a big sale over at Ellen Hutson! Don’t want you to miss out on some steals in the sale category! Unfortunately as of last night, the stamp set used today was already sold out, darn!

Okay. Now let’s get busy coloring!

It’s beginning to look even MORE like Christmas! And this beautiful stamp set from Taylored Expressions is so lovely – and easy to color.

Stained Glass: Circumferential Coloring

Circumferential coloring sounds fancy – but it’s what I believe a lot of people do. Shading on the outside, along the edges of an item. It’s super easy – Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

There are many stamps in your collection already that you could draw some extra lines in – and make something that looks like stained glass. Wouldn’t that be fun? For the second stamp in this set, I added more “breaks” in the circle around the candle to keep with the stained glass look.sandy-allnock-holy-night-circumferential-coloring

Copic Blending Groups

Visit THIS page to see a chart of suggestions for blending. And if you’re interested in more Copic coloring, try the Copic Jumpstart Class! (Can you keep a secret? A new Copic class is underway for early 2017….you’ll definitely want to have Jumpstart ‘under your belt’ before then, as many of the concepts will rely on that knowledge!)

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Feminizing a tag (12 tags of Christmas w/a feminine twist!)

Feminizing a tag (12 tags of Christmas w/a feminine twist!)

12 Tags of Christmas with a feminine twist!

It’s that time of year again – Ellen Hutson gathers a group of designers together to create tags to inspire you! (To see previous years’ tags, click HERE…keep scrolling and scrolling for years of fun!) I’ve been paired up with Laurel Beard for today’s tag…..and we’ve been challenged to combine a few things:

  1. a feminine tag
  2. mix-it-up challenge with Art Impressions + Ellen Hutson Essentials
  3. colors: teal, green, pink, and grey

You can join in the tag fiesta over on their blog by uploading YOUR creation (see the guidelines, they’re not as strict as mine! ha!) and qualify to win a prize! (And if you need more tag ideas, check out my gallery HERE.)

Feminizing a tag: Merry Chrismouse

There are a number of things you can do to any image or tag to make it more girly….color, texture, bling, dimension….anything “fussy” turns most anything into a project that’ll appeal to us girls! I chose to add color and texture to this cute little mouse – as well as adding a little bow on her head! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

My Detail Scissors adventure mentioned in the video – no worries, the sheath was on, I forgot to mention it – but the scissors did a good job holding up to puppy teeth on this one!

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Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Easy Copic Matchbook Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Easy Copic Matchbook Tags

This tag is in honor of a friend who’s started to collect Copics – but not for shading. It’s a super easy way to add color and make it look like you “meant” to go simple!

Easy Copic Matchbook Tags

Today’s tag only needs ONE Copic marker. Yes, ONE! Instead of making it a heavily-colored tag, try just highlighting one portion of each image. When the stamp set is as adorable as Dairy Christmas , it’s easy to let the humor take the stage! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

You can use these just as tags – or as a delivery system for a gift card!

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You can see all the tags from all years in the 24 Tags of Christmas Gallery!

Giveaway

Tradition is to give away the 24 tags…I’ll pick 24 winners from blog posts and YT comments, so leave some love and maybe you’ll win! Woohoo!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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