Thursday, September 24, 2020

Handmade Light Up Halloween Card - Wickedly Cute!

Hey everyone! Oh my goodness... I hope you like these cute Halloween Critters as much as I do! This is part of the new release from Art Impressions. Don't forget about the CURRENT challenge over on Ai blog, Handmade Holiday. Make sure to enter in your design for a chance to win! 


Art Impressions has some new holiday themed sets out including sweet Christmas themed and new designs from their Twister line of stamps and dies. Check it all out here. I'm using the new Halloween Critters set. This set has four cute critters (using the Fox and Bun today) and even comes with the dies! I love that these sets are including dies. If you've you been around here awhile you know I fussy cut a lot! 

Now onto the light up card! I'm using a Pear Blossom Press Power Pack and Chibitronic LED light, in yellow. This will light up the die cut pumpkin from the NEW Art Impressions Halloween Mini Die set. Using the Jack-O-Lantern from the Halloween Mini die set, I die cutted a piece of white scrap cardstock. I used a few Copic markers to color it in. These are the same colors I used for the pumpkin outfit on the bunny, which is listed below. I adhered a piece of vellum behind the die cut pumpkin and traced the outline on the bat pattern paper. Using scissors I trimmed out a shape where the pumpkin will sit. This will allow the light behind it to show through the vellum, making the pumpkin light up! 


For the background I added a piece of bat pattern paper. The bats fit perfectly with my halloween theme. I did die cut that pattern paper with Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch die. I love adding a bright green with purple and orange. The green for this is done with Decofoil transfer flock and die cut with Art Impressions Hexagon die set. You can use heat to transfer the flock on to different mediums but I also like to die cut it with out transfering. Different textures are fun to use with interactive cards, since those type of cards tend to be handled a little more. These are all adhered together to the bat pattern paper. 

The light, Makers Tape and Power Pack will all be adhered on to the Burnt Orange cardstock. I added my light by making a notation on where the pumpkin will sit. These lights have self adhesive on the back. I figured out where I wanted to adhered the Power Pack so that the button would be easy to press on the front and adhered the Power Pack down. Using the Maker Tape, I made a circuit from the -/+ power pack areas to the -/+ on the lights. I like to draw a diagram with a pencil just so I can visual see where the tape will go. It doesn't have to be perfect. 


The foam tape is adhered on to the back side of the bat pattern paper. Leaving space for the power pack to sit. This foam tape is sold by Pear Blossom Press and is super sticky and the backing paper comes off sooo easy. It's also the perfect height for the Power packs, so no doubling up and having to make extra cuts. 

I adhered all those pieces together then attached them to a top fold A2 card base which has a layer of Fog cardstock glued on top. Now I can add the super cute critters, sentiments and little spider handing from a small piece of black and white baker's twine. 

For the inside I used the outside rectangle left over from the bat pattern paper. With interactive cards like these it's great to have a action stamp set that has words like; Push, Pull etc. I don't currently have a stamp set like this so I used my label maker and made a note on the inside for the recipient to know to push the candies so that they can see the spooky Jack-O-Lantern light up!


Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy stamping. 

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