Friday, 1 July 2016

Special Stickers for JAI #318

Happy Friday to you  - time is passing so quickly and it's hard to believe we are half way through another year already! The good news is of course that means we are also a third of the way through Winter - one of our coldest in a long time so we are all looking forward to Spring:-)

We have a really fun challenge at Just Add Ink this week from Tina who has suggested that we Just Add....S. Stencils, Stripes, many fun options for you to chose from! Our talented design team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you with S themes so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look.

This card looks like an ordinary card....using the Number of Years stamp set and co- ordinating dies. But you might notice that there are 3 little holes behind the Vellum layer.....The Silver heart is a pressure Switch to turn on the special LED Sticker lights behind the Silver numbers on this Significant birthday card.... just a few special S items :-) 

 This fun idea was inspired by seeing a card and video from Caroline where she uses Sticker LED lights from Chibitronics (available here.) Caroline shows how to create the circuit using one light - to make it work for more than one light, you need to use more than one trail of copper's all do to with positives and negatives... Here is my "practice" circuit - I drew around the hillside and circle so as to be able to know where I could hide my circuit elements. The battery is under the card stock piece I am pressing to test the lights and is where on the real card, the silver heart is placed over. It looks messy and not stamped so well,  but it was the first practice - and it worked! As the copper tape that is under the piece of card touches the battery, the lights turn on :-)

If you would like more info on how to create these, I created a Pinterest board that has several video tutorials here and from these  I was able to work out how to create my circuit. This card is for a cousin who has just reached this milestone birthday and Miss S has always had a love of maths and science so it seemed the perfect addition to a special card for her  - I hope she likes it :-)

To create the hillside edge to the DSP layer, I used the Swirly Scribble Framelits. Because there is a battery involved that is about 2 Dimenionals in height,  the Foam Adhesive Strips were used to surround it  and then to support the other elements so that at first glance, they are all the same height, and there is "room" to depress the switch. A handheld circle punch creates holes large enough for the lights to be seen through the card stock layer and gives some hint that there is more to this than meets the eye :-)

Card stock: Whisper white, thick and standard, Melon Mambo, Silver Foil 
Designer Series paper: Brights Stack, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack
Ink: Melon Mambo
Stamps: Number of Years
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelits, Swirly Scribble Framelits, Circle Framelits,(retired) 1/8"circle handheld punch, Silver Enamel shapes, Foam Adhesive Strips
Non SU: Chibitronics Starter Kit - LED lights, Copper Tape, 9V battery

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous cards our design team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create inspired by the letter S this week too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. This special surprise is sure to be a hit with anyone Jan!!! (Its worth three exclamation marks). As it is its the perfect sophisticated teen card :) xxx

  2. Oh, this is fantastic. Love how it lights up. So creative Jan.

  3. Love the card Jan! Very in too with the lights! Perfect for a special birthday. Thank you so much for the references & instructions to make the card!!-Katerina

  4. This is so cool Jan. Those sweet twinkling lights make such a special card. Thanks for sharing the link too. Xx

  5. Very cool and wow, Jan. How fabulous. Gorgeous nails too *wink*. xxx