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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing an interactive card featuring the Holiday Mansion stamp set, HM Garden stamp set from Art Impressions, and EZ-Lights from Pear Blossom Press! This project is featured on the Art Impressions blog today, check it out here!

First I ink blended a rainbow sunset background using Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks. I used pigment black ink to stamp a sentiment on top of the sunset background. Next, I die cut the grass borders and the wooden fence and used them to create the outdoor scene. I used Copic markers to color the holiday mansion and the garden accessories. I used the V20's series to color the house. I used the steps below to make the windows illuminate. I finished the card by placing the garden accessories throughout the scene. 

How I create a light up card:
  • Color the image, use an X-Acto Knife (or dies) to cut out the areas on the image where you want the light to shine through (i.e. the house). 
  • Select your image placement on the card background (sunset background) and with a pencil trace the openings onto the card background. Now you know where to attach the lights!
  • Use glue dots, tear tape and Scotch tape to adhere the EZ-lights mechanism (battery holder and button, the wires, and the lights) to the card background. I attach the lights to the background so that the illuminated areas aren't so concentrated.
  • Add vellum to the back of the house to hide the lights and attach the image to the card background using double layered foam tape to account for the height of the battery and button mechanism.
  • Attach the house to the card base. 
  • For final touches add a "Push Here" button and now you have a light up card!

On the inside of the door openings stamped the sentiments onto distressed gray cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in the large door way opening and I stamped the "Push Here" sentiment inside the smaller doorway for the light up mechanism. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Check back next week for more Art Impressions inspiration!


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