Posted: January 9th, 2018 by

Zodiac Taurus

Hi! We are back with another super stunning card created with our BRAND NEW ‘Written in the Stars’ stamps!

Sharon Traynor got her inky fingers on our ‘Zodiac Taurus’ set…


Today it is the turn of a new 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.

 These NEW stamps will be available for pre-order from 12th January!

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sharon xx

Amazing card Sharon! Totally agree these stamps are perfect to light up!!

Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s beautiful cards over on her blog.

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