9 Jan 2018

Preview! It's Written In The Stars!

Hello again! Are you ready for another preview of the Visible Image stamps 2018 release that will be available to pre-order from Friday 12th January? I'm delighted that this card (as well as yesterday's card) made it to the preview post on the Visible Image Blog

Today it is the turn of a collection called Written In The Stars. These are amazing zodiac stamp sets with a fantastic geometric look. I love that each set comes complete with two sizes of the main image and two sizes of the constellations, as well as the name of the zodiac sign, the dates and some incredible words too!  The elements in each of these sets work incredibly well on their own, or mixed with other sets in the collection as well as working with other completely unrelated stamps. Personally, I think the words are going to be SO useful.

As soon as I saw these stamp sets I knew they would look stunning as light up cards, and they do!

So here is the fabulous Taurus stamp as a light up card. Taurus is going to be a great stamp for me as I have a husband, a daughter and a grandson all born under that sign.

I had to take that photograph at an angle to pick up all the silver embossing and dots of sparkle.
The background on this card was created by pouncing distress stains onto wet watercolour paper and whilst drying (when almost dry) spritzing water on to created droplets. The water colour card was then left to completely dry before stamping and heat embossing the large Taurus image, 'Taurus' and dates with silver embossing powder.


The points that I wanted lit up like stars in the Taurus image were pierced and I water coloured the inside of the Taurus image with distress stain to make it stand out. Above is the unlit version and below you can see it lit.
The Taurus constellations were heat embossed with white embossing powder and then random dots of stickles were added to give a hint of shimmery shine, representing more stars in the universe.

A circuit was created on another piece of card using copper adhesive tape, a battery and chibitronics lights, making the 'Taurus' word on the card the piece to press to trigger the circuit and make it light up. The water coloured card was attached to the circuit card with 3d foam and it was all adhered to a card blank. 

Then I heat embossed the words on plain white card and cut them out to add onto the front of the card.

Inside I used the small Taurus symbol with the happy birthday sentiment from the Go To Words set.

There 's more awesome inspiration using some of these sets over on the Visible Image Blog HERE
 These will be available for pre-order from 12th January HERE


Other Supplies: 

Sentiment stamp used inside the card:

White card, Watercolour paper, Distress Stains (wilted violet, faded jeans, peacock feathers), Water spritzer, Versamark clear ink, Stampendous detail silver metallic embossing powder, Wow! Ultra bright white embossing powder, heat gun, Stardust Stickles, copper tape, disc battery, chibitronics lights, foam tape, double-sided tape. 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft #59 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #170 - Anything Goes
HeARTful Stamp Challenge Jan 7-14 - Anything Goes + a stamp
Just For Fun Challenge - Colour challenge of blue purple and silver
Penny Black and More! January - Something New (new stamps)
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I'll be back tomorrow with a preview of another 2018 release stamp. Hope to see you then.

Sharon xx


Heidi Stamps said...

Your background is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Just for Fun Rubber stamp’s Color challenge!

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh you have done an amazing job with this project. It looks absolutely fantastic. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Leanne Harris said...

Well, these are certainly "something new" and perfect for our challenge this month. You've done a wonderful job with this piece of artwork and thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxxx

brenda said...

A super creation in lush colours for our 'Something New' theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Lin said...

This is just gorgeous. I love your beautiful background, and the way you have darkened the Taurus image to make it pop. What a clever idea to have it light up too. Taurus is my Sister's sign, so I shall have to look out for this one.

Thanks for sharing in our Anything Goes challenge.

Dream Valley

Juliet A said...

I have never seen a light-up card before, and this is the perfect stamp to showcase the technique! Thanks for joining the HeARTful Stamping Challenge this week!

Chris said...

So many great details on this card - it's stunning! Congrats on making Top 3 over at heARTful stamping challenge this week! :)

April said...

I love that this card lights up! Your background is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Just For Fun challenge. We hope to see you back again!

Wendy Bellino said...

Fabulous card and I love how you incorporated our color challenge! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Just for Fun Rubber Stamps! Wendy DT