Welcome to the Bold & Bright Hop with Hero Arts and Pear Blossom Press! You’re going to see some of the coolest light-up cards, all featuring your favorite stamps and dies from Hero Arts. Get ready for lots of inspiration, and be sure to comment as you hop along, for your chance to win a $50 store credit!
If you haven’t tried the lights from Pear Blossom Press you are missing out! Amanda makes it so easy to create a light card.
Then I ink blended Grape Slush, Berry Smoothie, Blue Hawaii, and Pool Party Reactive Inks. I also ink blended the edges with Intensified Black ink then wiped off the excess ink with a towel. I trimmed my panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ using the Infinity Rectangles die and now I can start figuring out where to place my lights.
Since the light pack I’m using has 3 lights, I’m going to poke 3 holes into my card front where I want the lights to shine through. I made sure they formed a visual triangle which is typically more eye appealing when working with embellishments of any sort.
I taped my lights in place on the back of my panel. It’s best to use clear tape but I only had my purple Easy See tape on hand. I added a strong double sided adhesive to hold my battery pack in place and POOF! Done!
Now typically you would attach foam tape to the back of the panel but one thing I struggled with in the past was when I hit my button to light up the card, I could see where my foam tape was. So I improvised.
Instead of using foam tape ( we have layer the back to match the width of the battery pack so it lays flat on a card front) I layered together heavy card stock. I do this a lot instead of foam tape and it seemed to work out really well. My card is a little heavier but I am happier with the results when I light up my card.
I layered my panel onto a white mat measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a card base made from Nautical cardstock.
My sentiment comes from the Shine Bright stamp set which quite honestly, I squealed in excitement on how well the sentiment matched my card.
Typically you want a way to tell the recipient that there is something interactive about the card. I gold embossed a Push Here sentiment onto black cardstock and die cut out with the Star Infinity die.
For an added bonus, I added clear enamel dots over the holes where the lights are and also spread a few more out throughout the card front.
Super cool right?!
One of these days I’ll put a video together to show you how easy they work but for now you can check out the Pear Blossom Press Youtube channel.
Every good hop has prizes, right? So Hero Arts, and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $50 store credit! Comment on this post by January 29, 2021 to be entered to win. Winners will be posted on the Pear Blossom Press Blog on February 6, 2021.
Your next stop in the hop is Dana Joy!