Hey friends! It's Amanda from Twiddler's Nook and I'm super excited to be here featuring a really cool light up card with lots of great Lawn Fawn products!
Here's a look at the finished card before we dive into the process of creating it. Isn't it just too cute! We don't have fireflies where I live but I always thought it would be a really cool thing to be able to sit outside and watch them at night. So, I made a card thinking of that while I got inky. Let's get started!
To make things simple, I inked up all my panels at once with my distress oxide inks. After each panel was inked I smooshed the ink pads on my glass mat, spritzed it with water and then flicked the watered down ink on the panel for extra texture. this is a new favorite technique that I do pretty much every time I pull out distress inks to play with.
Once the panels were dry, here are the dies I used to cut each panel. The green from the bayou backdrop die, saving that large portion in the center to come back and cut the grass and cattails from later on. The brown was cut from a hillside border first and the same stitched rectangle as the peach panel after so they layered nicely. And last, the little pond die comes from the bayou backdrop set.
Then, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Little Fireflies on the lake piece. Then, using the frame and lake as guides, I stamped and heat embossed "press me" on the dirt hill where I want my button to be. This word stamp comes from the Lawn Fawn Push Here stamp set. It's great for lots of different types of interactive cards. Then I used liquid glue to adhere all of my layers together. Then I took a circle die that happens to come in the Little Fireflies set (for their glowing bottoms if you use that stamp) and cut 3 circles out of the background so the lights could shine through.
Next, using scrappy tape, I adhered the battery pack to the back of my card front so it lines up with the "press me" on the front. Then I used the same tape to adhere the lights in place over the holes. I flipped my card over, added the fireflies and then adjusted the lights a bit until they lit the fireflies up how I liked. Once there were perfect, I added a few more strips of tape to securely hold everything in place.
Finally, I added a double layer of foam tape to the back of my whole panel and added it to a white card base.
I know there is a lot going on but I just couldn't leave things the way they were. For finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the eyes, unicorn Stickles to the wings and glossy accents to their bums! I just think this is too funny and makes me smile!
Ta-da!!! Isn't this just the cutest ever?!? I am so extremely happy with how this fun card turned out! It's a good thing these batteries last a while because I keep playing with it on my craft desk.
I hope you found some inspiration to create something wonderful and don't be afraid to try light up cards. They are so much fun to create and to give!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!
Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights
Distress Oxide Inks: