Good morning! This is my first post as a member of the Chibitronics Design Team! I discovered Chibitronics a few months ago when I had the idea to try and add lights to a card and went looking to see if there were any products on the market to do that! I’ve used their circuit stickers to create two cards that you can see here and here! For today’s card I was inspired by all the lightning bugs flashing around in the backyard at night and thought it’d be fun to make a get well card with a light-up bug! So, here’s my card:
I started off by die-cutting a mason jar cut file from white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I die-cut the same image from the dotted patterned paper and adhered acetate behind the patterned paper. I inlaid and adhered the white jar outline on top of the acetate and applied a little silver wink of stella to create the lid. On the back of the panel I created a tiny shaker by applying a frame of fun foam around the jar and filled it with super fine glitter. I stamped the bug from a Lawn Fawn stamp set with Versafine and heat-embossed it on white cardstock with clear embossing powder. I colored him with copic markers and added a lot of shimmer with my clear wink of stella pen. I punched a tiny hole in his abdomen where I wanted the light to shine then I adhered the white panel to the shaker to seal in the glitter. I matted the patterned paper to a frame of dark blue cardstock and then set that aside to work on my circuit!
Whenever I use the LED lights from Chibitronics I like to sketch out my circuit to make sure that my plan will work as I intended. Then I create the circuit on a scrap piece of white cardstock so that I can adhere it to my card panel. Here’s the circuit:
Since the battery is thick I wanted to add a few layers of fun foam so that the battery wouldn’t make my card lumpy. I glued two pieces of fun foam together and then cut a hole in the middle for my circuit. I traced that hole onto the back of the panel so I could see exactly where to line up the fun foam. Then it was time to assemble the card!
I used my ATG gun to adhere the positive side of the battery to the back of the panel and then put a little ATG gun adhesive on the negative side of the battery so that it wouldn’t slide around once the card was sealed up. Then I folded the rest of the circuit down along the score line and adhered the frame of fun foam over the back of the panel. I stamped the sentiment on a matching piece of dark blue cardstock, heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder, and adhered it to the card panel. Finally I mounted the panel to a side-folding card base of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock! Here’s the card lit up:
And in dimmer light – so you can really see how my little bug shines!Isn’t he cute?! I just love the way using LED lights totally changes the card! If you’re interested in trying to add lights to your card I HIGHLY recommend this beginner kit from Chibitronics. I literally knew NOTHING about creating circuit prior to receiving that beginner kit…it is fabulously well-written and explains everything clearly with cute (and helpful) illustrations! I hope you’ll give them a try and come back and tell me what you thought! 😉
Thanks so much for visiting and see you tomorrow for an extra special post! Ha ha, I know I said that yesterday but there’s all sorts of exciting stuff happening this week and you definitely don’t want to miss it! 😉
And if you’re interested in trying out the Chibitronics LED stickers leave a comment on this post and let me know what you’d like to light up! On Monday morning I will choose a winner to receive the Chibitronics starter kit! If you already placed an order today I will try and see if they can substitute extra lights, sensor, or effect stickers instead! Good luck!
Oh and if you’re on instagram, make sure to check out my account @JessicaAFrost for a chance to win a new stamp set from Altenew and some other crafting goodies as part of my 700 IG followers giveaway!