Create a Gardening themed Light Up Shaker Card with Chibitronics and Waffle Flower
Hello crafty friends, its time for another collaboration post with Chibitronics. I LOVE these light up LEDs – they are especially fun at this time of the year when fairy lights brighten every street corner! This collaboration is with Waffle Flower, and I actually decided to go with a Summery or Springtime feel with this sweet Grow Happiness stamp set. I guess I am fed up with all the rain we have been having recently! Ha!
I actually made this card on my LIVE crafty stream. Every Friday (or at least as many Fridays as life can allow 😀 ) I turn on my video camera and get crafty – you can watch the stream live on YouTube and I love it when everyone comments, gives suggestions and challenges me. If you are interested in joining the fun, hop over to my channel and subscribe. Be sure to ring the bell to turn on notifications.
You can, of course, watch the video on playback if you miss the live – it’s a great background noise when you are ironing, crafting or cosying up on the couch with a glass of wine. Scroll down to the bottom to watch me making this card. You will get to see all the products I have used, and I am sure you will have a few giggles too!
For this card, I did a little ink blending – first i masked off an area for the soil using my Heffy Low Tack Memo Tape – I love this stuff! Then i added some colour to create the pinky purple background. Colour choices were requested by the viewers! 🙂 I coloured my images with alcohol markers, and then used an old tool called the Silent Setter to create little holes in the card front where my water droplets would be.
I decided to create a row of flowers, and I made one of these into my push button for the circuit. I used the Heffy Doodle Interactively Yours Stamp set to create the PRESS HERE button.
As for the circuit itself -it is not a complex one- just two lines of copper tape. One line connecting the negative ends of the lights to the negative side of the battery, and the other line connecting the positive ends of the lights to the positive side of the battery. It’s really that simple. I added two lights to make my card a bit brighter. Here is a screenshot of the circuit before I adhered the top panel on top! Don’t I look pretty chuffed with myself in the corner there! LOL
The shaker element was such an afterthought! This is often the way with me, especially during the LIVE streams (where I make it up as I go along!). 😀 I added a little yellow ink blending to the inside of the circle (cut with Heffy Doodle Stitched Circle Dies) and I did manage to add a sweet sentiment at the top using a stamp from the Waffle Flower Grow Happiness set. I used some Catherine Pooler Party Dress ink to colour it the most beautiful colour of pink! Yum!
There we go! If you haven’t tried these chibitronics lights yet, you really need to. If you need any help, you can always check out my blog or youtube, as i have made many cards with the lights – and feel free to join my live stream where you can ask as many questions as you like.
Here is the video of me making this card in real time. I hope to see you over on YouTube if you are ever free to Come Craft With Me!
See you next time,