Bold & Bright Blog Hop with Hero Arts & Pear Blossom Press

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.

Today I’m using the Galaxy Peekaboo from Hero Arts. I started by heat embossing the image onto white cardstock using embossing ink and gold embossing powder.

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.

GIVEAWAY

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.

BLOG HOP

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37 Comments

  1. The sparkle/shine is wonderfully enhanced with the lighting.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  2. It really is super cool. Out of this world actually.

  3. I am a big fan of sci-fi and this set has so many possibilities!

  4. Mindy, fabulous ink colors for your card. Love the lights too.

  5. GORGEOUS night sky background with those incredible colors and flawless embossing. The light-up feature is over the top stellar!!! Beautiful card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  6. Wow! I love how the light looks on this design! Love the beautiful colors with the gold embossing!

  7. Fabulous!

  8. Gorgeous card Mindy! The galaxy with the gold embossing is beautiful, and the lights are so fun with it!

  9. I love this hop as I have quite a few of the Hero Arts products. Makes it easy to light it up!

  10. Absolutely love your gorgeous card! So creative…
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. stunning sponged galaxy – awesome idea

  12. Fantastic card! I like your idea of using cardstock instead of foam tape for depth. I wonder if foam sheets might work also.

  13. Beautiful background! The lights really enhance this fantastic creation!

  14. This card is just gorgeous !! I just love the look of those rich colors with the gold embossing.. fantastic 💕

  15. INCREDIBLE sky and colors! LOVE THIS!

  16. Gorgeous colors!

  17. Beautiful card! The lights really enhance the galaxy design.

  18. Gorgeous!

  19. I absolutely love this card! I have this stamp and now I know how to make the BEST card with it. Thank you for the inspiration!

  20. Oh this is pretty. The EZ lights are so much fun on birthday cards, but it makes a beautiful lit sky too! Bright and beautiful card. This too would be a beautiful birthday card if the zodiac was proper for the day.

  21. Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Your design and color choices are inspiring. Tfs

  23. I love, your card! First off the stamp is gorgeous and you helped it shine with your smooth ink blending and I love that u choose gold to emboss it in. That sentiment is perfect for this card. I would be simply smitten to get a card like this! Great job!

  24. Fantastic card! Love the light up galaxy – perfect use of these fun lights.

    1. I like the idea of not using foam tape. I wonder if you could use a single sheet of foam, cut to size, instead of the stacked cardstock?

  25. Beautiful galaxy sky! Love the colors and the gold embossing! Awesome that it lights up!

  26. Nice blend and idea for use of the lights.

  27. This is beautiful!

  28. I love how creative this is!!!

  29. I like the idea of not using foam tape. I wonder if a single piece of a foam sheet, cut to fit, would get the same result as the stacked paper?

  30. Such a fabulous card! The design is stunning, and love the colours!

  31. I love your gorgeous space background on this special card! So perfect for the little lights!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  32. Such an interesting special light up card.

  33. I like your light up galaxy card.

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