Hi, everyone, welcome to another day of MFT/Chibitronics collaboration! MFT is stocking a super fun kit that has everything you need to create light-up projects and today several of the Design Team will be showing you what we did with the lights. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for all the details.
For my project I chose to make the stars shine by using LLD Count the Stars Stamp Set, LLD Stars & Wishes Die-namics, and LLD Lucky Stars Die-namics.
I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Next I cut some stars out of Ranger Watercolor Paper with Blueprints 8 Die-namics and Blueprints 13 Die-namics and created my background by stamping Tiny Stars Background with Versamark on Ranger Watercolor Paper and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. Tip: do any die cutting first, because sometimes heat embossing can get damaged with the rollers during the die cutting process. Next I traced the star layout onto my card base so I could line up the lights perfectly—this is where the circuitry will be placed. I applied a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors and a waterbrush and set the background aside to dry.
Here’s how I arranged the circuitry. You can see that I started with the bottom star point and worked in a clockwise pattern to complete it. I created a pressure switch so the lights can be turned on and off—that’s why there‘s a break in the copper tape. Full instructions for doing this and many other configurations are in the booklet that comes in the kit.
Here you see the pressure switch in place along with Translucent Vellum covering the star openings and foam mounting tape to pop up the rest of the background. I found I needed two thicknesses of foam mounting tape to equal the height of the battery.
I added the sentiment from LLD Count the Stars Stamp Set on the front along with LLD Stars & Wishes Die-namics. A LLD Lucky Stars Die-namics is the trigger point for activating the switch. I shot this view in some darkness to show how bright the stars shine :)
And that’s it! I hope you’ll give the Chibitronics lights a try and show us what you come up with. Thanks for stopping by today—see you soon!
Stamps: LLD Count the Stars Stamp Set, Tiny Stars Background (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Silver Shine card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; LLD Stars & Wishes Die-namics, Lucky Stars Die-namics, Blueprints 12 Die-namics, Blueprints 13 Die-namics, Blueprints 8 Die-namics, Peerless Watercolors, waterbrush, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, foam mounting tape, Chibitronics (MFT); heat tool