Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Lightbox Wedding

Hi guys

A friend of mine had her gorgeous wedding on Saturday and today I'm sharing the card I made for her and her husband.

I wanted to use a new stamp set and co-ordinating embellishment from Skull and Cross Buns with which you can create one of the massive trends at the moment....a lightbox!  Check out the site, here, for this new stamp set, as well as some new embellishments and stencils :)

This one took a little forward planning as it was my first attempt at creating a light up card using Chibitronic LEDs and a pull-tab slide switch, I've only made them previously using the push battery method.  My first circuit started to be a little temperamental before I completed the card so I started again and had success the second time around!

Here's the completed card...


And here it is with the light activated...


I started by cutting an aperture where the lightbox would sit and marked on a piece of card behind (on which I would build my circuit) where I wanted the LED, battery and slide switch to be.  I then followed this tutorial, here, to create my circuit (my card is much less complicated than the one in the example!).  Apologies, I didn't take any photos of the inner panel.

I marked through the acrylic grid with pencil onto the back of some vellum to help with alignment and then stamped the letters and heart in black and heat embossed with clear powder.  I then erased the pencil lines and adhered the vellum behind the aperture.  I wanted to diffuse the light a little more so added another layer of vellum.  The light is very bright in these photos, you can in fact see the heart with the light activated.

The circuit panel was then adhered in position on the card base.  I didn't take into account that the copper tape could be seen through the vellum so I did some surgery with some scrap white card to cover that area and just made a hole for the LED to shine through.  I stamped the sentiment before adhering the top panel on 3D foam.  Next I adhered the acrylic lightbox grid over the aperture using Glossy Accents to ensure it adhered well.  I then stamped, coloured and die cut the floral image and popped this up on 3D foam.  I finished by adding some really pretty iridescent jewels.

I just hope the little circuit is still behaving itself now it's in the hands of the new Mr and Mrs! :)


Below is a very amateur video I took to show it in action...




Materials used:

  • Stamps: Skull and Cross Buns - Lightbox Love; Clearly Besotted - Fairytale Ending(flowers), Time to Celebrate (arrow on slider); Lawn Fawn - Happy Wedding
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Fairytale Ending; Stripped (for the slider switch)
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Clear Gloss
  • Image coloured with ProMarkers
  • Tools: Chibitronics - White LED sticker (copper tape and battery)
  • Vellum from stash
  • Accents: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Jewels (Clear iridescent mix)

Challenge entries:

Daring Cardmakers - Weddings and Anniversaries
Just Add Ink - Challenge #415 - Inspiration photo
Dream Valley - Challenge #182 - All Things Bright and Beautiful
AAA Cards - CAS Game #118 - Use a Frame



Thanks so much for visiting today.  Why not get yourself some Chibitronics LEDs and have a go yourself.  It's very satisfying when it works! :D

10 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet and treasured Wedding card - love that personal touch. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  2. This is really lovely Neets! Your pretty flowers and sparkly bling are perfect for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh wow, that's so cool! Love it! The flowers look spoiled pretty perched up on top of the light box. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

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  4. Oh my, that is so clever! What a great card. Thankyou for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week x

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  5. Ooow that is such a clever card, whilst keeping the purity and beauty we associate with a wedding card. Absolutely lovely :D Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge XXX

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  6. So incredibly clever! Don’t know how you managed such a tricky technique and still kept your card so CAS. Thanks for linking it up at AAA Cards.

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  7. Fabulous use of the LED and circuit, a lovely romantic personalised card for your friend! Thanks for joining us this week at Daring Cardmakers!

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  8. Love love love this. So a fun idea. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

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  9. Your card clearly demonstrates how fun clean and simple cards are. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

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  10. Fabulous and fun! Great design. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

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