Hey crafty friends,
Its been a busy week for us bees over at Honey Bee Stamps, as we celebrate the new release! We’ve been having a blast playing with the new products, but I wanted to share a project that I made this week using one of the older set, which is actually on special offer this month – Not Too Shabby!
I was listening to the radio one day and that song ‘jar of hearts’ came on, and I was suddenly inspired to create a card using the mason jar from the Not Too Shabby set. I thought it would be fun to combine the hearts with some Chibitronic LEDs so they light up when the button is pressed!
I created the background with some dye inks and a mask cut using my silhouette, then used a circle die with the mama elephant all prettied up die to create a focal panel.
I added some ink to the frame and sprayed with some water and perfect pearls to give a shimmer distressed look. Then i stamped the jar, hearts and cute birdies, and coloured them in with copic markers.
Next I carefully cut inside the hearts with a craft knife, so when i built the paper circuit underneath, the light would only shine out of these holes. Here’s what it looks like when its all lit up! Sweet huh?
I added a strip of card with the ‘full of love’ greeting in the middle, and mounted this unto some coordinating pattern paper, and when I made the LED circuit, I made sure the battery was directly behind the stamped message!
I admit, perhaps this is one of those cards where its not exactly obvious that there is an interactive element, so I would probably need to write a note inside the card to let the recipient know that they can press the greeting- but i think that makes the card even more fun! Who wouldn’t love a surprise like that?
also, you are still able to join in the Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop for a chance to win some sweet prizes in celebration of the new release! Start the Hop by clicking HERE, and have fun! Winners will be picked tomorrow, Sunday 28th August.