Good Morning! Welcome to the Blog Hop for The Ton’s collaboration with Chibitronics! You should have arrived from Eunji’s blog and your next stop is Mayline’s blog.
My hubby is an electrician. He is pretty much awesome with anything with wires and circuits and lights… And I most certainly am not. I will be the first to admit that I am a bit of a dunce when it comes to anything electronic… My smart phone is most certainly smarter than I. (I know, I know, I’m a milennial, so I”m supposed to be more capable than this with my electronics.) So when the collaboration between The Ton and Chibitronics was announced to the Design Team, I was just a tiny bit (ahem, A LOT) nervous that I wouldn’t be able to figure it out. I thought to myself “oh, I will just ask my electrician hubster for help if I need to,” which helped me relax quite a bit. BUT! I just sat down with the handbook that comes in the Chibitronics Starter Kit, watched a few videos, and just played with it, and I was able to figure it out all by my lonesome. Yippee! It sounds so intimidating, but the manual really breaks down the technical terminology into useable bits that actually make sense. I am all for dumbing things down in when it comes to technology LOL!
Anyway, my project for the collaboration is one that I’ve had in my head (albeit without the nifty little lights) since the Bokeh Burst: Star was released a few months ago. You saw my bokeh card with the Sparklers Alpha from the release countdown a couple of weeks ago… this card uses the same technique. I started by heat embossing my sentiment using silver embossing powder, then blending Soft Orchid, Plum Wine, and Grape Crush inks on an A2 panel of card stock. After getting the blending the way I wanted it, I used the solid circles from Bokeh Burst: Round to create the bokeh effect by stamping random circles in all three shades of purple, plus a few stamped with Delicata Silver ink. I used that fabulous star image and stamped it in three spots using silver Delicata ink to create a visual triangle around the sentiment. I knew that I wanted my lights to be in the center of the stars, so I poked three holes in the center of the stars and stopped messing with my card front before I messed it up. (Really, I needed to stop procrastinating and get to the technical part of the project…)
So, have you tried any Chibitronics yet? They seem so intimidating, but I promise, if I, a technologically inept milennial can figure it out in only ONE naptime, you absolutely can figure it out!!! Here are the rest of the hop stops:
I’m sure you are going to have an absolute blast checking out all of these fun projects! Thanks for dropping by! Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win one of these super fun kits! 🙂
Wow! Your card IS awesome! That purple background is gorgeous, and the combination of silver ink and lights make the card glow. I'm in love!
Stir Your Creativity says
The card looks like a dream. Beautiful colour and the tiny lights brings it to life.
Sue D says
Love this and congrats on being able to figure it out all by yourself.
Susan Andrews says
So pretty, I love how the stars light up. What a great project I would love to try a card that lights up,so cool.
Christy Bray says
Emily, you're a star for figuring it out! Yay! Love your card ❤️
Dana Gong says
Wow twinkling stars of galaxy! What a awesome card. I can't stop looking at it 🙂
Kimberly Rendino says
OMG, gorgeous background for the lights! So pretty!
Jane Crisci says
Such a great card!!
The combination of purple and silver is very gorgeous!
Amante del Papel says
I love the color, your design, your card is perfect!!
Mom and wife. says
Love yourbackground and yourcolor choices.
Fabulous colors! Love this card with or without the lights, but they are a nice enhancement.
What a beautiful cards, I love your colours (purple and silver is one of my very favourite combinations) and the addition of the lights is so fantastic!
Amazing card!!!! The bokeh affect is amazing!
Awesome! 😀 Sparkles like it should! 😀 TFS
Betty Keefe says
absolutely gorgeous card – so elegant!
A. Willingham says
Great use of the lights! I love the stamp set. 🙂
Elle Kay says
This is gorgeous, and you are right, a christmas card would look amazing with these twinkly lights!!!
Christy Q says
So fabulous!!! I have been eyeing the Chibitronics for awhile now and I just adore what you did with your card!
Kathi K says
What innovation! Congrats on making this seem doable for all of us!
Denise Bryant says
Pretty color combo and stars on this beautiful card! Love the addition of the lights!
Berina RGA says
Wow!! This is lovely!! Beautiful blending!! Love that it lights up!!
Charity Chamberlain says
Gorgeous card! Love the colors, the bokeh, the stars, and those lights! It's just beautiful!
Wow what a cool idea! Gorgeous card 🙂
Arianna Barbara says
Wow! What a stunning card!!!! Love it!
Teresa Doyle says
Oh my Emily, that is one beautiful card! And no, I haven't tried this yet but it looks like a fun way to make an interactive card!
Super fun card
and lovely stars
with the lighta.
Carla from Utah
Rebecca Yahrling says
Wow, stunning card. Love the color!
Wow this is such a stunning card, love the background you created! Gorgeous colours and a fab design! Love love love
Helen Gullett says
WOW! This fabulous! Those lights are amazing!
Patt H. says
Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing all the tips on making this fab card. Your background is awesome & I LOVE that stamp! Can't wait to try these awesome lights!
Ericka Strange says
Beautiful card and I love the purple! SO much fun with the lights and the star is perfect!
Hi Emily ~ Your card turned out FANTASTIC!!! 💜 all that purple!! I've also been afraid to try these little lights too but they add such a fun element! Thanks for sharing!!
3 Happy Crafters says
Love how you paired the star theme with the lights! Such a pretty card!!
Love your card, all that purple with the stars is pretty. The lights are so cool.
fabulous card – beautiful inking 🙂