Chibitronics and Studio Katia Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,

today I´m here to show you a card for the first day of Chibitronics and Studio Katia collaboration blog hop. I´ve used the thank you so much bundle from Studio Katia and Chibitronics Starter Kit to create an indirect lighting behind the flowers.

For a long time I´ve been wanting to create such a card, but I didn't have the right stamp for. But know I had and I love how it turned out. I love flowers, but for me they don´t light up. So I had this idea of creating an indirect lightning. But first of all let´s start with the card itself.

This card is pretty easy and came together really quick. I stamped the flowers image with Versamark ink on Bristol paper and used gold embossing powder. I wanted this card to be very golden. I don't know why, but I had this idea in my mind and I don't know where it came from. To color the flowers I used my Zig Real Color Brush Pen (color light carmine) and a watercolor brush to blend the markers out. The flower were die cut from the coordinating dies and I die cut the sentiment "Thank You" four times from white card stock. The last layer were also heat embossed, because I wanted to have the same gold color everywhere and I wanted it to look like a big bold embellishment. The blue card panel were die cut from the biggest Dotted Oval Die  and the endges dipped into Versamark ink and also heat embossed. To create my striped background I simply used some Post It Tape, my Versamark ink and the gold embossing powder. I rounded my edges with a corner rounder. At the end, when the card was put together I sprinkled the Sparkly Crystals Mix over the card. I find it so pretty when the light catches them.

But know the part in where I put the circuit together. It was really easy, as the card itself isn´t that complicated. The only difficulty I find, was the dimension of the card, as I didn't want the card to appear that bulky. The blue layer has two layers of Foamtape and a whole in which the battery has his space. The flower has another layer, so the card has in total three layers of foam tape. But as there are different dimensions the card doesn't appear bulky. The rest of the LED circuit is not complicated. Here you can find the template, in case you want to recreate the card:

Flowerimage and dies from Studio Katia
This card here is just an extra special for you. It doesn't lights up, but could be made as a light up card as well and with the same mechanism. It is a shaker card and I stamped the image on the acetate.

I hope you enjoyed my little indirect light up card for the Collaboration Blog Hop. I wish you all a very nice day and happy hopping ;)


Batterie Batterie Lifestyle Crafters Quick Stick Tool
Chibitronics  Starter Kit Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Chibitronics  LED white Scotch 3M Tape Glider
Chibitronics  Cuppertape Sizzix BigShot
Foam Tape 3M Tim Holtz Tonic Trimmer
Folia Acrylblöcke Tombow Mono Multi 
Folia Bistrolpapier Versamark Watermark Ink
Herma Removable Label Herma Removable Label Studio Katia  Thank You so Much Bundle
Kuretek Wink of Stella Studio Katia  Dotted Ovals
Kuretek Zig Real Color Brush Pens Studio Katia  Sparkling Crystal Mix
Label Ocean Acetate WOW Embossing Gold Rich super fine


Chibitronics and Newtons Nook Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello friends, 

today is a very special day. I´m part of Newton´s Nook and Chibitronics collaboration Blog Hop. Since monday both design teams are showcasing their projects. For my projects I´ve used the holiday smooches Stamp set and the Chibitronics Starter Kit.

This set of three cards is pretty much clean and simple. Normally my cards are very complex, but this time I wanted to focus on the kissing couples. This is why the lightning is in the background. I had this idea in my mind with the couples in a cold night sky. And I´m really happy how the cards turned out. Creating this card was really easy; I´ll give you here a little instruction. If you want to know more please watch the video I´ve created for you!

Disclaimer: All supplies I´ve used are listend and linked below this blog post!
  • Stamp images (from Holiday Smooches stamp set) on white paper using an alcohol friendly ink and color the images with Copic Marker. Subsequently fuzzy cut the image
  • Create the background: I´ve used the Gansei Tambi watercolors on Bristol paper. I applied the color doing swirly motions with my paint brush. I did a second layer and let the first layer dry before applying the second. At the and I flicked white paint on top of the background to create the stars
  • Die cut the background using a circle die. And die cut a circle which is one number smaller from the card panel. This step isn´t needed but I liked it to hide the thickness of the card.
  • Poke wholes in the night sky background where the light will shine trough. Then dray on the card base where the LED will be. 
  • Create the circuit using copper tape, battery and the LED (all included in the Chibitronics Starter Kit)
  • Put the card together using different layers of foam tape. Behind the night sky background is a tripple layer; behind my card panel is one layer; between card panel and background is a double layer
  • Heat set the sentiment: stamp the sentiment using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder on a black strip of cardstock.
  • Apply a note on the card, so the recipient will now what to do so the light will shine. I´ve used the push here stamp set from Lawn Fawn. 
  • Finish the card scattering some sequins over the card
  • Now the card is all. Happy shining :) 

Please continue hopping. It will be worth it, as Chibitronics and Newton's Nook are each giving away a $30 starter kit and a $30 gift certificate. To enter to win please leave a comment on all the blogs and we will randomly choose a winner at the end of the week!

As always I hope you enjoyed my project for Newton´s Nook and Chibitronics collaboration blog hop and I hope we will see us soon!

Batterie Batterie Memento Tuxedo Black
Chibitronics  Starter Kit My Favorite Things Zig Zag Dies- retired
Chibitronics  LED white Newton´s Nook Stamps Holiday Smooches
Chibitronics  Cuppertape Pretty Pink posh Clear Confetti Mix
Copic Marker Copic Marker Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Create a Smile Acrylblöcke Scotch 3M Tape Glider
EK Success Powder Tool Silhouette Portrait Plotter
Folia Bonefolder Sizzix BigShot
Folia Washi Tape Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Ink
Folia Papier Schwarz Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool
Folia Bistrolpapier Tim Holtz Tonic Trimmer
Kuretek Wink of Stella Versamark Watermark Ink
Kuretek Gansai Tambi Watercolors 36 WOW Embossing Opaque White Embossing Powder
Lawn Fawn Push Here Foam Tape 3M

Slide Switch LED Card - Create a Smile Stamps Comeback Party!

Hello everyone,

I´m today over at the Create a Smile Stamps Blog to show you a light up card using some stamps from the new release and the Chibitronics Starter Kit. 

When I first saw the lampion Sets I knew I had to use it for a card that lights up. Long time ago I saw Jessica creating a card with a slider switch and I wanted to recreate it. This was the perfect opinion. 

  • Stamp the mole with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Copic friendly paper and color him in. I used E42, E44, E82 and E84 and  for the glasses I used B000 and the glas frame R39. Then fuzzy cut the image. 
  • Stamp all the lampion images on your panel in the way you want it to look like later. Then cut the lampions out and ink the panel and the grassy border in using distress inks (chipped saphire, mowed lawn, twisted citron) and distress oxides inks (wilted violet, faded jeans, broken china). At the end just spritz with some glitter spritz over the panel, so it would have a nice shine. 
  • Emboss the lampions on vellum and the sentiment in the card panel. And glue the lampions behind the cut part from the card panel. 
  • You have to create the circuit on the card base. It is a little bit hard to explain written but in the video it is explained in German and linked to the video from Jessica, who explained in English. 
  • To finish the card put everything together and give it a little finishing touch using sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Tipps & Tricks: 

Creating LED cards can be tricky sometimes especially when the circuits are a bit complicated. It is helpful the create a sketch before making the card. 

I hope you found that tutorial helpful and you enjoyed this card. I wish you all a great Create a Smile welcome back event and hope to see you again soon.