Hello Stamping Friends,
It is almost time for me to head off to the Stampin’ Up! convention in Orlando. Paul is going with me and we are making it a vacation with a trip to San Antonio for my niece’s wedding after the first days of convention. What fun!
For Pastor Appreciation this month I thought the High Tide set with a bit of electrical science would be fun.
I began these instructions as my first video which is why I showed the supplies this way. The camera and lighting didn’t work so we are back to the drawing board on doing videos.
- Base of card 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- (2) Whisper White outside and inside layers 5 1/4 X 4
- Night of Navy for greeting 1 3/4 X 2 1/2
- Whisper White top of greeting 1 1/2 X 2 1/4
- Whisper White for lighthouse 1 1/2 X 3 1/2
- Sahara Sand Shoreline 2 X 5 1/4
- 1/4″ Copper Adhesive Tape, cut down the middle to make it 1/8″ wide
- CR 1220 Lithium Battery
- Chibitronics Lights
I ordered the last three supplies through Amazon.
I used the High Tide stamp set for most of the scene and the Waterfront stamp set for the mountains.
The Stamparatus was the best tool to perfectly line up the stamps to do the two step stamping on the lighthouse. (Note: the stamp set containers fit underneath the plates to give a nice solid surface for inking your stamps.) Remember to use the foam pad with the photopolymer stamps for clear stamping. I cut a piece of grid paper to help me line up the image. Stampin’ Up! now has grid paper made for the Stamparatus (#149621. In my previous post I show all the supplies available and four videos on using the Stamparatus to its full potential.
Layers: Stamparatus, foam pad, grid paper, magnets (yes, I already broke mine but I can order another).
Many of the videos show stamping first and then cutting to the size you want. This gives a larger piece for the magnets to hold so the paper doesn’t pull up when you stamp. I already had my pieces cut to size for my class so I had to be careful as I stamped to pull up the plate slowly so as not to pull the paper out of position.
The background was stamped with Smoky Slate:
Now you can lay your second lighthouse stamp perfectly over the first, press the other plate to pick it up, ink it in Cajun Craze and stamp for a perfect lighthouse. Now fussy cut the image and you are ready to do some fun art and science.
- Step 1 – Mountains -I used the mountains in the Waterfront set and stamped one mountain on a sticky note and fussy cut to be a mask. I will keep that in the stamp set. After you have fussy cut your lighthouse, you need to look at where it will be in reference to the water so you know where to stamp the water and mountains so your light shines on the sponged sunset sky and is between the mountains. Stamp the middle mountain first, mask and then stamp one to the right and one to the left of middle using tranquil tide.
-Step 2 – Water – Stamp the water ripples with the High Tide water stamp in Night of Navy, sponge to fill in
-Step 3- Sun – Leaving the mountain mask in place, stamp the sun and stamp again on sticky note for a mask; note: the sun in the Waterfront is very “artistic” compared to the more symmetrical sun in the High Tide set.
-Step 4 – Birds – stamp a partial of the birds in the High Tide set directly over the mountains in Memento black
-Step 5 – Sky – Have fun with sponging the sky. Start with your lightest color – So Saffron, then Crushed Curry then a bit of Perfect plum for the very top and sides and finish with Cajun Craze directly around the sun.
Let’s visit a video from Michelle’s Crafting Corner for the science. She uses a circuit pen for the light but just follow the directions with the circuit tape. Forward her video to the 15 minute point.
Hopefully that gives you the guidelines you need to make a light up card. Send a picture of one that you create!
SAL, Shine A Light