Happy Thursday! It's Carly and I'm here for another #throwbackthursdays, where we find inspiration in The CLASSroom archives! This week in addition to learning from past posts by our fabulous team, we are all experimenting with Chibitronics Chibi Lights.
The card I created today was inspired by the frozen, icy weather we've been having in the PNW and my love ok, obsession with the Concord & 9th Happy Card die set...
To create this card, start by creating the frame and background. For the background I used a piece of glassine and added some Nuvo Mousse in an abstract pattern. If you haven't tried the mousse yet, it's awesome. It has a great metallic and slightly dimensional finish. And the mousse did wrinkle my glassine slightly but that was perfect for my "frozen" card.
Next die cut the Happy Card. This die is so fun, it's a frame with different pieces you can insert like the flowers I used and words like happy, kind and love. To the floral frame, add a little Nuvo Glimmer Paste. I placed my frame over my glassine before adding the paste so it would be applied to both surfaces and leave a pattern on the glassine.
Next plan the placement of the light and circuit. I positioned my light in the center of my flower and ran the copper tape through two slits in the panel to create the circuit on the back so they wouldn't be visible under the glassine. To create the switch I made a battery holder placing double sided foam tape around the battery and a piece of card stock to cover it. When the battery is pressed the positive and negative leads of copper tape touch the corresponding sides of the battery and the light is illuminated. It's a messy circuit but effective.
Once the circuit has been created, adhere the frame & glassine over the lit panel and then all of it onto an A2 card.
Check out the sparkle of that glimmer paste...
And check out the light...
Thanks for coming by!