Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Light Up Card - A Starry Night In the Arctic

Hi Folks!  I had the best time playing around with this adorable polar bear, allowing him to ski cross-country through the landscape of the Acrtic under a crisp, clear winter night.

 Here's a peek into the inside of the card, with more details and explanations on the Chibitronics blog. Bottom line is that there are white LEDs underneath each of the three stars, allowing them to actually glow in the night sky.

Once you help the polar bear ski across the card, the stars light up!

How fun! I love having him ski back and forth! Adding a second layer of snow drifts to put over his skis really help give the illusion he's moving through the snow. 

 I colored his scarf by making tiny "v" stitches with alcohol markers for some texture.

Here he is again with the lights on.

It's extra work, for sure, to make a card that lights up. But it's so worth it once you're finished and get to show it off to your family, and the person you're sending it to of course! I'm not above letting everyone think I'm a magician, or am super smart in engineering, either : )

Here's a quick video showing this guy in action!

I've got the full post on the Chibitronics Blog if you want to learn more about it and see how it was made. Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I know we use this word a lot, but it's so true for this fun card, Kelly ~ it's AW-dorable!! How fun that it lights up! Thank you for the detailed how-to! ❤Hugs, Darnell

  2. It's a wonderful light up card !!

  3. What a cute bear, this is extra fun Kelly!

  4. The bear is darling on his own but the skiing and lighting put your card in the extra special category, Kelly.


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