Today I’m super excited because I’m sharing my first light-up card ever! I had some Chibitronics supplies a long time ago and it seems I couldn’t find a good card design to use them. Finally, I decided to use Lawn Fawn “Turn me on” stamp set, which I think is the best love themed stamp set ever!!
First, I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables” dies to die cut a panel from some Bristol paper. I placed a circular mask in the center of the panel and used Mama Elephant “Swinging Borders” stamps to stamp the string of lights with Versafine Onyx black ink. Then, I replaced the mask by its negative to stamp the image again in Mama Elephant Winter pigment ink. I colored the light bulbs with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in rainbow order and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.
Next, I used “Turn me on” coordinating dies to die cut the light bulb twice from my panel. Then, I draw a template on another panel and used the copper tape and the led stickers to make the circuit. I placed the battery to close the circuit and it worked!! Yay!!
I stamped the light bulbs on vellum with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder. Then, I glued the vellum pieces behind the panel, adding four layers of vellum to diffuse the light and to hide the circuit. I die cut the light bulb bases using Lawn Fawn “String of Lights” dies, heat embossed the pieces with silver embossing powder and glued them to the images. The black string is made using the same dies. For the scalloped frame, I used Lawn Fawn “Outside in Scalloped Stitched Circle Stackables” and “Stitched Circle Stackables” dies and heat embossed the piece using silver embossing powder too. Last, I glued the panel to an A2 size panel from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Dark” paper collection and adhered everything to a top folding card base.
I love love love how this turned out! As a physicist, I’ve loved playing with Chibitronics, it reminds me of my youngest days in the teaching lab 😀 Besides, it is super easy to use and on the Chibitronics blog there are awesome tutorials by the design team!