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