Sunday, 24 December 2017

Light Up Winter Star

Good morning, and a very Happy Christmas Eve to you all!

I'm having a relaxing day at home today so thought I'd share some more of my recent Christmas makes.

At the Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat we had great fun making light up cards.  I've shared two previous one here and here.

This is the card I made for my good friend and fabulous teamie at Less is More, Sarah of Sazzle Dazzle Crafts.  I was really pleased with it and I know she loved it too.

I started on a panel of white cardstock and, using a piece of scrap paper cut with a curve, I masked and blended the ombre sky at the top of the panel.  I shifted the paper down just a fraction (about 1mm to allow for the stamp meeting the mask) and then stamped the trees using deep blue pigment ink in first and second generation stamping to create some depth and distance.  I removed the mask, blended a little more ink where the deer would be positioned and then stamped the deer and sentiment in black.  I then stamped and heat embossed the star in silver.  I pierced a hole through the star (which you can see in the photo below) and then marked through with a pencil onto the card base so I knew where to place the LED and also marked out where the battery would be placed, behind the sentiment.  There are lots of videos on YouTube to show how to create light-up cards, just search for 'Chibitronics'.

Once I'd created the circuit and surrounded the LED and battery with foam, the panel was popped onto the front.  Here is a pic of the card not lit up.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Versafine - Onyx Black; VersaMark; Versa Color - Neptune
  • Stamps: Card-io - Mini Tall Trees, Winter Walks, Christmas Scenery 1; Clearly Besotted - Merry Little Christmas (star); sentiment from set free with a publication
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Silver
  • Tools: Chibitronics - White LED Circuit sticker (adhesive copper tape and battery)

Challenge entries:

CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #189 - Dreaming of a White Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #284 - Winter/Christmas
Happy Little Stampers - December Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - December Challenge - Winter Trees and Flowers
Creative with Stamps - Challenge #21 - Reindeer
Uniko - Challenge #44 - Christmas

Thanks for popping by, I'll be back in a short while with another light up card I made for my best friend.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Anita. I love this beautiful scene you've created. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Oh, this is beautiful and so cool how it lights up! Merry Christmas!

  3. How wonderful! Happy Christmas, Jo x

  4. Rocked the light up technique with this Card Anita. Thanks for sharing it at Uniko.

  5. This is so so beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Happy Christmas to you!

  6. Just lovely, sure to have been well received too


  7. Anita
    Oh my God
    I am in love with your card
    love this peaceful scene you made and the lamp too
    great adorable card
    hope you are okay and healthy
    miss you and Merry Christmas Anita
    many thanks to joining with us at Creative With Stamps this month

  8. This is FABULOUS! The light truly enhances an already beautiful card... wow! Glad to hear the technique was easy. Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call.

  9. This is a beautiful card. What a great idea with the tiny light. Beautiful.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  10. A gorgeous Christmas card. So serene and I love the idea the light! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  11. What a wonderful creative card! The light is a wonderful on the star. Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative with Stamps and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations soon! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2018! Hugs, Gwendolyn

  12. A beautiful creation for our 'Winter trees and flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  13. Officially rendered speechless with your stunning card, Anita! All your Christmas cards have taken my breath away; this one is yet more evidence of your outstanding creativity! Love this exponentially! Again, we're honoured to see your artistry over at UNIKO!

  14. Clever! Love the soft blended foreground and silhouette x

  15. What a fantastic card! Thank you for playing along at Creative With Stamps December Challenge.

  16. Beautiful and creative!!! Sorry for the late comment...
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps! And Happy New Year!
    The Leaf Studio

  17. This is so beautiful ..... thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas Challenge xx

  18. Absolutely LOVE this! Stunning design, beautiful inking and stamping and awesomely creative. Congratulations on your win too & thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Uniko & Happy 2018! Hugs Bev x


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