Hey crafty friends, it’s Amanda from Pear Blossom Press again. I didn’t get a chance to show you my husband’s Valentine’s Day card yet. It is so darn pretty, and yet, not too girly to give to a man. It’s a light-up card with a special feature; the light blinks like a heartbeat!
I finally got a chance to play with the Chibitronics Effects Stickers that I’ve had in my stash for a while. They add different blinking effects to your paper circuits, and they work perfectly with my Power Pack Kits. I will have a video later this month showing you how to run the circuit, but today, I want to share the details of the card design.
I die cut my sentiment using the Haley Outline dies. This is my new favorite alphabet!!! I love that it cuts both the letter, and a narrow frame around it, so you can use them separately, or mix and match papers. There is also a coordinating stamp set, so you can add an extra layer of color that way too.
For this card, I decided to use the inner letter for the top and bottom words. I cut the word BEATS from both red glitter and white cardstock. I inlaid the red with a white frame, so the word would pop off of my ink blended background. I kept the background simple, just sprinkling on a little water to lift some of the ink and create texture. I also stamped the words PUSH HERE where the button for my light would be. A T-ruler helped me line the letters up neatly.
Next to the word MY, I die cut a heart from the background and layered a piece of vellum behind it to create the window for my light. The heart die has an outline frame similar to the alphabet dies, so I thought it coordinated perfectly. I cut the outline from red glitter paper and glued it on top of the vellum. Next, I ran the circuit, using a Power Pack Kit and an Effects Sticker on my red card base.
To assemble the card, I cut a frame from red glitter paper and layered it behind the background (there was a rectangle cut from the center of it, allowing me to conserve paper and keep the window clear for the light to shine through). I popped the framed background up with a double layer of foam tape and adhered it to the card base. A few heart shaped sequins scattered around the card finished it off.
I absolutely love how this card turned out, and my husband does too. I gave it to him for Valentine’s Day, but it would make a lovely anniversary card as well. What do you think? Have you got a favorite alphabet set that you use to make your own sentiments? If not, why not head on over to the shop and pick up the Haley set today?
Thanks for stopping by today, I’ll be back soon!