Hello there everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today I have an adorable light up card to share with you featuring a bunch of great new products from the most recent Heffy Doodle release. Today’s card was inspired by their monthly challenge over in the Heffy Doodlers Facebook group – Bright Ideas.
I had this idea to create a rainbow of pandas as soon as I saw this set and as my thoughts progressed, I decided it would also be really cool if their paint brushes and markers lit up like they were magic! So I combined the ideas and we have today’s card!
To start today’s card, I stamped and colored the images I wanted to use. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out and then laid them out how I wanted to arrange them. This was I could “assign” the accessories to each panda and glue them in place. Next I moved on to the background panel so I could get started on the light up portion. For that, I die cut the slimline scalloped panel from Heffy Doodle pull tab die set and inked it up with the messy desk stencil. I put my pandas in place and then used a long strip of post-it tape to tape them all together. I carefully marked with a pencil behind each brush or marker I wanted to light up so I could punch out a circle for the light to shine through.
Above you can see the pandas all taped together so nothing moves between punching holes and gluing things in place. On the stenciled panel you can see the larger hole on the left was a random circle die I found in a set I had on hand. (Guaranteed you have something that will work.) The other two holes are really small from a Fiskars hole punch I had in my stash that is the perfect size for the lights to shine. You can also see that I stamped my sentiments already in preparation for adding the lighting mechanism to the back of this panel. Let’s look at that next.
I am using the Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights today. The name says it all. It’s so simple! No copper tape, no guess work. Pretty much plug-n-play. 😉 I added scrappy tape to the back of the battery pack and popped it in place (where I stamped the “press me” sentiment on the front). Then taped each light in place with some more scrappy tape. (Here I just don’t remove the release paper on the back and it holds them perfectly in place! Once this was done, I added double-layer foam tape to the back of the panel excluding the battery pack and popped it on a black slimline card base.
Adding liquid glue to the line of pandas I had on my post-it tape, I put them in place next. Then I moved on to some simple finishing touches of just adding glossy accents to the panda noses, paint and marker tips.
Here’s a look at the card lit up!
I had so much fun creating this scene! I hope you like it and found some inspiration to create something fun and share it with someone! My daughter has chosen to steal this card from me so it won’t be going in the mail. But she’s super excited about it so it’s all worth it.
Products used on today’s card:
Heffy Doodle Pandtastic Painters stamps and dies
Heffy Doodle Slimline Pull Tab dies
Heffy Doodle Messy Desk stencil
Lawn Fawn Push Here stamps
Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights
Lawn Fawn dye inks
Trinity Stamps blending brushes
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono adhesive
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!
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