DIY Light-Up Card Tutorial. Let’s make a fun interactive card that lights up! Save a TON of money with this DIY Circuit Template using Diodes. They come in SO MANY COLORS you won’t be able to stop making light-up cards. Light-Up Cards on a BUDGET – Affordable Card Making Fun!!
I’m also going to create a blended background with Distress Oxides, color my digital sentiment in with Copic Markers, and use patterned paper to create a scene in this Light-Up Card Tutorial.
I love playing with other companies’ products and Digital Images. I can alter them and have them appear as I want them to quite easily. You may want to check with each companies rules, as some state you are not to alter them in any way.
Anyhow, I talked about why I altered this stamp in my video, but I will include a picture of what he looked like (colored in to protect copyright) so you can see the difference.
Creating the Card
I started out blending a background with Tim Holtz (All Supplies I can link are down below) Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade. Then I used a “Fireworks” Stencil I made. If enough people hound me I will make a video on how I make my own stencils with my Cricut. It’s on my list of videos to make, but if you want to see it, let me know 🙂 I blended the stencil with the same 2 Distress Oxides to create a “Sunshine” Effect. I used some very old Bo Bunny Cardstock I have had in my stash for a VERY long time. But I found the perfect piece to create a ‘Ground” for the card. I think it worked out perfectly.
Now I won’t even begin to try to explain how I created the DIY LIGHT-UP mechanism for the card. But it’s all DIY LIGHT-UP. Using copper tape, a battery, and some diodes. I did not use a manufactured mechanism like Chibitronics. I find they are so expensive in comparison to the supplies I used.
Question: What did you think? Are you going to try making your own Light-Up Cards?
Should I make MORE of these types of cards?
Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing from you! 💗
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Non-Stampin’ Up! Products:
**Vicki B – Bo Bunny 6 X 6 Paper Pack
**Scotch Tape – Dollar Store
**Tim Holtz Distress Oxides – Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade
**Stickles – Orange
**Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG23, Y01, Y15, YR15, YR18, YG17, YG25, E31, E33, E57, E21, E50, E51, C1, C3 & 0
**Fireworks Stencil – Made by me
**Sherri Baldy – Digital Stamp/Gnome
**Sentiment – Printed on my printer.
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