Hello! I am so excited to share my project with you today. Have you seen light up cards before? They are becoming extremely popular, and I’ve got to admit, I was pretty intimidated by how you need to put them together. Copper tape….circuits….it didn’t seem like fun to me. But my friend Amanda from Pearl Blossom Press has come up with the easiest way to have light up cards, and her newest creation, the EZ-Light has 3 lights on each pre-made switch. All you do is pop in a battery and adhere to your card! I used one of the EZ-Lights on my card today, and I am so happy with how it turned out!
So here you can see my little haunted house using the Lawn Fawn Build-a-House die set with Halloween Add-Ons. I’ve got a couple of cute little ghosts popping out of the house and two tombstones in a graveyard. But wait! One tombstone says, “Push…” I wonder what will happen???
How cool is that?! My window and doorway light up, thanks to the EZ-Lights! I love the ghostly glow the card has, and the lights are super bright so it doesn’t need to actually be dark out to see them working.
Above is a photo of the house with the lights on in a darkened room, just so you could see how nicely they glow.
Here’s a brief rundown on what I did to create this card. Once I die cut my pieces, I pressed them into my Distress Ink pad to not only give them color, but texture as well. The Distress Ink pads have a beautiful woven look and they add wonderful detail easily to your projects. Inking in this manner makes the house appear aged and tired. I personally prefer this method to regular ink blending when I want things to look rickety. My ground and sky was created by blending Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Dust Concord, and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks on to a panel. Then I flicked Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz on to it for a starry sky, and of course I added some die cut bats which I layered for dimension. I inked up my grass as well, so that it didn’t look pristine. Making the grass more of an olive color makes it look more dead and autumnal.
I used a lot of foam tape to give the card not only room for the EZ-Light but for plenty of dimension. I mounted the ghostly scene on to a gray card base.
I am thrilled with how this card turned out. I love the muted colors, I love the dimension, but most of all, I love the surprise of the lights! Amanda has made adding lights to your cards so simple, that absolutely anyone can do it. I am already planning on making more of these houses (with some decked out for Christmas!) as well as other lit cards. I think I am hooked! I’d like to thank Pear Blossom Press for sending me a set of EZ-Lights to try out. These lights are a blast to work with, and I am excited to share more creations with them. To see more ideas using any of the lighted accessories from Pear Blossom Press, head on over to their website HERE. I’ll be back again soon with a new project. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a spook-tacular day!