Saturday, November 22, 2008

Illuminated Card

Saturday morning and I'm in my craft room. Power was out earlier on however there was enough sunlight to stamp. Winter certainly came with a big bang last night. Our side road hasn't been plowed yet so I'm unable to leave the house to go and get my Saturday morning flavoured coffee at "Second Cup" and a cinnamon bun. I maybe going through withdrawal here. However, even with the power being out and our stove is electric my hubby went to the garage found a little camp stove that we used to use, oh so many moons ago, and made coffee. The power has now come back on(obviously as I'm typing this) but no sign of the snowplow. We live right on a corner and the adjecent road to us is plowed but not us.
So in light of our recent snowfall I made this card. The card was inspired by a picture that was forwarded to me by a friend a couple of months ago. I knew I wanted to CASE it but just hadn't gotten around to it yet.
This picture would be the inside. I used 12 x 12 cardstock cut two pieces 5" x 12" and scored both pieces at 3",6" & 9" and then folded accordian style. I made a cardstock template to make the two holes. It's easier to make one accurate template that you can just trace around rather than measuring each time and that way you're not nearly as accurate. Trace and cut out the two holes in the middle section. I stamped on vellum cardstock and then used double sided tape to adhere the vellum on the inside. Stamped my images on white cardstock for either end.

This would be the outside of the card. I used white craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The sparkle doesn't really show up well on the picture. I then folded accordian style again but with the opposite fold and joined the two pieces of cardstock on each end leaving the middle unglued.

When it's put together and standing up there's about a 3" x 3" square centre that you can put a light or a tea light into to illuminate the image. I'm planning on going and getting one of those little tea lights that's battery operated. I'm sure I saw them at the dollar store. I did see them at Michael's last night but they were way to expensive there.

Well I think I'm going to have to try a few more of these in different themes as well. I'm thinking a nice stained glass stamp would be nice for the window. If you have any ideas let me know or better yet share a photo of your card.

Hope everyone is well considering the snow. Enjoy a day of stamping - that's what winter is for.



Carol Matthews said...

Yvonne - these are both lovely! I can't wait to give it a try, but can't decide if I have a stamp set that is appropriate... imagine, an opportunity to purchase another stamp set!
Thanks so much for sharing. These will be a hit at my next class!

Anonymous said...

Hi Yvonne:
Love this idea, hope you don't mind if I steal/share it!

Still waiting for the Mother of the Bride scrapbook page!! (LOL)

Deborah March said...

FABULOUS Yvonne! I always find inspiration when I visit your blog. Thanks.

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Yvonne,

Love your illuminated cards! What a wonderful idea...might just have to CASE this one! Can you share with us, where do you buy your battery operated tea lights? I can remember seeing them somewhere a while ago, but now I can't remember where that was! lol :)

I feel your pain with the snowfall, after shovelling twice today myself - not fun! Luckily we didn't lose power, though. Now, to see what we get for tonight's snow forecast...

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)