Let Love Light Your Way

I still have so many projects from CHA that I haven’t shared yet.  I need to get busy with posting these!

tammytutterow love light card

I really wanted to post this card before Valentine’s Day but just didn’t get it done.  I thought it was a cute idea for a Valentine, but then really, we should send cards about love all year-long, right?

The base of the card is a white card blank.  I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the card front using an ink blending tool.  I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Resist  cardstock to the fit the front of the card.  I stamped the lightbulb blueprint design onto the kraft cardstock.  I tore the bottom edge of the cardstock slightly.  After inking the edges of the cardstock I adhered it to the front of the card and added machine stitching on the top and side edges.

tammytutterow love light card

On the lower left corner, I added a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket.  I applied Vintage Photo Distress ink to the edges of the ticket using an ink blending tool.  I adhered Alpha Parts to the center of the ticket spelling out LOVE.  I tapped the tops of the letters with a Pearl Adirondack Paint Dabber to accent the letters and to brighten them.  I stamped more text around the letters using alphabet stamps.  I added a mini paper clip to the edge to make it look as if the ticket is just clipped in place.  I also added a small adhesive foam square under the top right corner of the ticket so that it was dimensional and not flat on the front of the card.

tammytutterow love light card

I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the light bulb image on Specialty Stamping Paper.  I cut the image out using my Sizzix eclips with Stamp2Cut cartridge number 21.  After cutting, I lightly inked the left edge of the lightbulb with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I used Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Mustard Seed Distress Ink Markers to add color to the lightbulb filament.  I chose pink ink to accent the filament to highlight the heart shape of it.

tammytutterow love light card

I used the Stamp2Cut again to cut the lightbulb shape out of clear shrink plastic.  I adhered the plastic over the bulb part of the Specialty Stamping Paper piece.  I hid the adhesive in the neck area of the bulb.

tammytutterow love light card

I adhered a small piece of metal foil tape to scrap piece of cardstock.  I stamped the base of the lightbulb onto the foil using Jet Black Archival Ink.  After drying the ink with a heat tool, I cut the base of the lightbulb out.  I adhered the foil stamped base to my assembled lightbulb.  I wrapped a piece of dyed yellow Crinkle ribbon around the assembled light bulb and tied it into a bow.  I freehand cut a small pink heart out of wool felt.  I use a small mini safety-pin to pin the heart to the bow.  I adhered the assembled lightbulb to the front of the card over the stamped blueprint image using adhesive foam squares.

tammytutterow love light card

Cute and quick!  This card makes me smile.  I hope it makes you smile too!


tammy tutterow supply links 610

sss: Simon Says Stamp  ie: Inspiration Emporium sb.com: Scrapbook.com

Sizzix eclips (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz CMS149 Industrial Blueprint (sss|ie)
Hero Arts: Printers Type LC (sss|ie)
Ranger Shrink Plastic (sss|ie)
Ranger Specialty Stamp Paper (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Kraft Resist (sss|ie)
Ranger Foil Tape Sheets 4.25×5.5 (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Signmaker (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Mini Pins (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Journaling Tickets (sss|ie)
Vintage Photo Distress Ink (sss|ie)
Ranger Jet Black Archival (sss|ie)
Spun Sugar Distress Marker (sss|ie)
Worn Lipstick Distress Marker (sss|ie)
Antique Linen Distress Marker (sss|ie)
Mustard Seed Distress Marker (sss|ie)
Pearl Paint Dabber (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Grid Blocks (sss|ie)
Ranger Blending Tool (sss|ie)
Ranger Heat Tool (sss|ie)
Ranger Craft Sheet (sss|ie)

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  1. says

    Great card, Tammy! Love all the layers of the light bulb….I didn’t even notice the heart shape of the filament until you mentioned it. Thanks for sharing your awesome creations with all of us each week!

  2. WilmaB says

    O yes this card makes me smile. Wow, love it. So creative to use the light bulb with the text. Great card again! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Cindyann says

    One of my favorites! The way you call attention to the filament heart is so delicate but clearly shows off the heart, and I absolutely love the way you stamped the sentiment around the Alpha Parts. Thanks for being such a great teacher and sharing your creativity!

  4. Sandra ltb says

    this is great – I have been seeing so many of the blueprint stamps colored in pinks and reds and oranges … I love it! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

  5. Linda Robbins says

    Love the Valentine! It is so different. I think you could use it as an encouragement card or tag too. Again, another great idea.


  6. Laura S. says

    Oh Tammy, I do love the card and your Blog, too! So glad I signed up for your post. Everything you create is beautiful. Thanks for being so specific when presenting your projects. Your tutorials are very easy to follow. You definately have a talented gift, Girl! TFS. Hope you have a perfect weekend :)

  7. says

    This card definitely makes me smile! I am obsessed with the new blueprint stamps, and seeing this card just makes me want them that much more! I love all the details with the felt heart and seem binding. Fabulous card!

  8. Donna Miller says

    I love your tutorials! Especially when I was playing with foil tape..thinking ” gee, I wish
    SOMEONE would have info on projects using it” You are truly an artist and such an informative teacher. Thank you so much. I make bookmarks for our inmates at the detention
    Center to accent a bible study with a verse. You wouldn’t believe how much these bookmarks
    Mean to these ladies! Your ideas are priceless.

    • says

      Thank you so much for your comment and compliments! How wonderful that you are using crafting in your ministry! I am honored that you find inspiration from me for that!