Today, I’m sharing a light up Christmas card using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Lets Decorate Our Home – D18037 and for the sentiment Holiday Sentiments Set 003. It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards and here’s hoping that this card will brightens someone’s day this coming Christmas.
To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. For the background paper, I used my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies to die cut American Crafts – “Holiday” paper. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and then I adhered the background to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it in with Copic markers. I added some Stickles – Diamond to the pompom on the hat and fur at the top of the little girl’s boots. For the fluffy snow, I used Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and sprinkled on some DecoArt Glamour Dust while it was still wet. Using my Marvy Heat Embossing Tool, I heated up the liquid for it to puff up and look like sparkling snow. I poked holes in the card where I wanted the blue lights to go. I applied some tissue paper over the holes on the back of the image to diffuse the lights. Using Versamark ink and my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment and then applied Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This too was heated with my Marvy Heat Embossing Tool. Lastly, added some snowflakes using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I then set the coloured image aside.
It was now time to set up the bright blue lights for the house using Chibi Lights, copper tape and a battery. I cut out an another rectangle slightly smaller than the coloured image. Placing the coloured image over top of the smaller rectangle, I used a pencil for the placement of the lights on the roof. For the placement of the battery, I used the remote in the girl’s hands as a guide. After mapping out the route for the lights, I place the copper tape down and added 3 blue Chibi Lights to the “+” and “-” paths leading back to the battery. The set up was tested to make sure the lights would come on. Once this was completed, I used 3 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape around the 3 sides of the battery to pop the image up high enough off of the card so that the battery would only light up the lights when someone pressed down on it. To keep the card even all the way around, I added 3 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the remainder of the smaller rectangle. The image was then attached to the smaller rectangle. I added some double-sided tape to the back of the smaller rectangle and adhered it directly to the card to finish it off.
Stamp: Lets Decorate Our Home – D18037 – Dreamerland Crafts
Sentiment: Holiday Sentiments Set 003 – Dreamerland Crafts
Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, Versamark
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., American Crafts – “Holiday” 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies
Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail
Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Forever in Time – Pop-Dot Tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Marvy Heat Embossing Tool, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Chibi Lights
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)
Hair: E47, E44, E43
Hat, Scarf and Boots: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11
Coat: R59, R37, R35
Pants and Boot Soles: E25
Dog: E27, E25, E23 (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)
Rabbit: E35, E33, E31 (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)
House: E57, E55, E53, Y06, Y02
Roof: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1
Lights: Y17, Y02, B000
Snow: B60, B000, B0000, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, DecoArt Glamour Dust
Sky: B99, B97, B95
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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