Saturday 25 November 2017

Less is More Week #356

Hi guys

These weeks are flying by and we're back with another new challenge at Less is More this morning.  Our Recipe challenge this time is...

Anything that shines/glistens/sparkles/shimmers is perfect for our challenge this week.

One of the techniques Sarah, Sharon and myself were playing with at the Happy Little Stampers retreat earlier this month was making light up cards.  We had great fun making our circuits and it was perfect timing to make our samples for this week's challenge.

Here's mine...

You can find a tutorial on YouTube here by Kylie of Happy Little Stampers which will explain how the circuits are created.  All you need are LED circuit stickers, self-adhesive copper tape and a battery.  I used three white LEDs for my card shining through a snowscape trees die.  I heat embossed my sentiment in white which is the press location for my battery.  I then topped the black panel with the tree die and snow bank die.  The most difficult part is working out all the placement initially, but other than that it's pretty simple, and really effective.  I'll certainly be making more of these!

Materials used:

  • Stamp: Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Joy
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Dies: Craft Emotions - Landscape Pines; Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio
  • Tools: Chibitronics - White LED Circuit Stickers (plus adhesive copper tape and a CR2032 battery)

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #269 - Clean and Simple
Happy Little Stampers - November Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #283 - Sparkle
Daring Cardmakers - Trim the Tree

Please do check out all of my teamies' great creations this week, including the light up cards also made by Sarah and Sharon.

I'm looking forward to seeing lots of shine in the gallery this week.


  1. Love the sheer elegance of this card Anita. The black and white are so dramatic together. That little scene really comes to life with the lights on - and it looks amazing in real life. Have a great week xx

  2. Love the monochromatic look to your card ... in fact I just love everything about your card! You were on a roll with mojo sparking that weekend. Glad the light worked ok for you. Super effective and yep you can send that one to me if you like!!!! LOL! xx

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the elegant simplicity. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  4. I'm loving seeing you playing with the new technique you learnt! I LOVE this light up card Anita. Go you!!! Xx

  5. This is fantastic Anita ! I see that you had a great and fabulous time playing with these chibitronics at the HLS retreat ! they make your winter scene even more magic ! This is another step in cardmaking ! Fabulous ! Have a great WE and week ! Hugs xx

  6. Wow! The lights cast some gorgeous shadows on your card, what an amazing technique! Cathy x

  7. That was sneaky Neets! I liked this when I saw it at the retreat and it looks even better in your photo, great additions to the display! The others seem to be having a great time too, great to see you again and hope you can make it up here again for Port Sunlight soon, B+B available!
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Anything Goes with dies. :)

  8. Wow...what a beautiful card. Love the simple color scheme and the lights are just perfect!

  9. Doing lighted cards sounds like lots of fun, Neets, and the results are so exciting. Who wouldn't love to received one of these interactive cards. Thanks for sharing this with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  10. How clever and so gorgeous!Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers, so happy you joined us!

  11. WOW, this is stunning. I need light up cards. So much fun. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  12. Awesome light up card, Anita. It really shines against the black. I bought the Chibitronics starter kit, but have not given this a try yet. Beautiful card. Have a wonderful week. xx

  13. Anita, your card is lovely and the addition of the lights elevates it to absolutely STUNNING! Sounds like the retreat was a blast! Wonderful to spend time with crafting friends! Thank you for sharing this light-up delight in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!

  14. This is stunning, Anita. I bet the recipient will spend all Christmas playing with the lights! I love the scene you created and the neutral color palette. Very classy and elegant. Enjoy your day! xxx

  15. Wow, fantastic CAS card! The LEDs are a nice touch (but I'm actually more thrilled by how cool black and white can look even for Christmas). Thanks for sharing this with the Daring Cardmakers!


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