World autism day blog hop

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Today I and the Chibitronics team is part of a bloghop for Autism awareness and we are lighting it up blue. April 2nd is the World Autism Awareness Day and the color blue is often used as a symbol together with the puzzle piece.

I think most of us are somehow connected to someone with autism, through friends or family. They are all amazing individuals in their own unique way and have a different perspective of the world that can be pretty fantastic. That’s why I selected the sentiment Don’t forget to be awesome. And of course, I lit it up blue using the blue Chibitronic LEDs.

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To make the card I stamped and colored the front panel and cut out the balloons that are going to light up. To color it I used a couple of Distress Oxide inks and smooshed the background in them, focusing mainly on the bottom of the card where the dog would be stamped. I used my Misti to stamp the dogs in blue. I then colored the dogs using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers in cool greys with pink for the cheeks. Then I added some Sparkle to some of the areas, glaze for the noses and eyes, and some white accents.

I also marked where the switch would be placed and sketched in the circuit.

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As usual, I did everything backward and had to flip the battery. I added a fabric patch to make sure the copper tape won’t break if it moves around a bit. I later added a piece of printer paper under it to make sure the tape wouldn’t touch both sides of the battery. If I had put the battery the right side it would not have been necessary.

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As usual, I forgot to take a picture when doing the switch. Basically, I just cut the paper using a craft knife. Added the switch I used fabric patches again on the inside of the switch and the edge of the paper where the switch is attached. I did this to make sure the copper tape doesn’t break from sliding back and forth. Better safe than sorry. You can see the strip of printer paper here too.

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Here’s the back of the switch, you can see the sliding mechanism.

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I glued the finished card to a card base and added some Nuvo Drops to make it a bit more fun. I love these adorable pups by Mama Elephant.

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And here’s the card all lit up. I hope you hop on to see the other cards on the hop. You can find links to the rest of the team creations on the Chibitronics Blog post. I hope you enjoyed this card and the short tutorial.

Supplies used for this card:

Chibitronics:

Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers: IG 1, IG2, IG3, IG6, IG7, IG10 FS4

Spectrum Sparkle: Macaroon, Moonlight, Clear Overlay

Stamps: Mama Elephant – The Dog’s Woof

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If it's crafty I have probably tried it. Or plan to try it tomorrow. I love to be creative in all ways, but I tend to gravitate to making cards, coloring and diecutting. I also have a bad yarn shopping.... ehm... KNITTING... habit. I live in Sweden with my husband, two cute minions (also known as kids) and three dogs. I work from home at a small international development company during the days, and craft while listening to audio books or follow my favourite series at nights and on weekends. I love it when I don't have to leave the house, being an introvert and socially awkward and all. That's why my slippers to shoe ratio is close to 1:1 and I'm not ashamed to admit it ;)

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