July 31, 2019 3 Comments
Welcome to today's Kindred Stamps blog! I had such a fun time creating this light up card with the Outer Space stamp set by Kindred Stamps. I added the Power Pack by Pear Blossom Press to create the light up starry night!
For this card, I started with two pieces of cardstock.
4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Summer Days cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" Denim Days cardstock
After creating a galaxy sky with Distress Oxide Inks on the blue cardstock,
I used Stars in the Sky die from My Favorite Things to die cut the stars in the night sky.
I lined up the blue die cut cardstock on top of the yellow cardstock and lightly traced the stars on it. This will help you find the area to place the Chibitronic lights and where to map out the copper tape circuit and the Power Pack.
The Pear Blossom Press Power Pack Kit is amazing! It takes all the guess work out of how to create a switch out of paper. The Power Pack houses an ultra thin 3v battery, a purple connection button , and has a positive and negative wing on opposite sides to connect to the copper tape and lights.
Here is the placement mapped out on the yellow card stock. The triangles are where the lights will be placed and the lines are the negative and positive tape tracks.
Once you have the circuit drawing mapped out you can erase the star outlines form earlier.
I cut the copper tape in half length wise to create a narrower copper circuit track. The (-) negative side of the Power Pack has the copper tape that is attached to the (-) negative side of the Chibitronic lights (the pointed end) and the (+) positive side of the Power Pack is connecting to the (+) positive side of the Chibitronic light. After taping down the initial copper tape circuit track, I used strong double side adhesive tape (do not put tape on the metal wings) to adhere the Power Pack to the yellow card stock, placing the power pack wings over the copper tape.
I added additional copper tape over the wings and over the lights. Press it firmly , but do NOT burnish it. You want a firm connection not a tight one.
Once the connections are complete test the lights
To attach the two card fronts together you will want to use double stick foam tape. I added three layers of foam tape to the area around the power pack switch (the green lines). This gives a little extra room by the switch. You will add two layers of foam tape to the back of the Stars in the Sky die cut piece as shown below (black lines).
I exposed the foam tape and adhered the two pieces together. To finish the card, I added the planets I colored with Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol markers and the white embossed sentiment from Kindred Stamps "A face without freckles is like a night sky without stars". I then added the finished cardfront to a A2 card base.
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Happy creating and stay inspired,
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