Monday, November 13, 2017

The Ice Lights Up! OMG

Honestly, folks, this never gets old. NEVER. Every time I make something light up on my card I get silly-excited. Every. Darn. Time. 

This time it's a sheet of ice that this cute bird is skating on! Shall we peek inside?

This is what it looks like underneath the panel. At a high level, we've got the Copper Tape, interrupted by a gap on the negative side so that the pull tab (stamped with Interactively Yours by Heffy Doodly) can complete the circuit. This turns the White LEDs on. The foam tape raises everything up to the height of the CR2032 Battery. In the middle of the lights I've layered an additional piece of "ice" to cover the copper tape so that it doesn't show through the vellum that will cover it.

Here's the finished card before the lights are turned on. The sentiment, skating bird, and ice are all from the newly released Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs set from Winnie & Walter. The background is sponged distress ink that has been splattered with water. I’ve also added some white dots with a gel pen for additional snowy effects.

Then when you pull the tab to turn the lights on …

Ack! You better believe I was monkey clapping after this! How fun to skate on a sheet of ice like this. With a pair of cute ear muffs, naturally! If you would like to see the full instructions and photos for how this card came together, I welcome you to check out my post on the Chibitronics blog.

Stay warm, and thanks so much for looking!
- Kelly


  1. Awesome! Love this
    and great design.
    Carla from Utah

  2. OMG! is right, Kelly. This is outstanding in so many ways. The penguin is adorable with his soft color and the soft background. Then there is the vellum that lights up. How utterly amazing and creative.

  3. LOVE the ice lighting up, you do such a good job with the Chibtronics!


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