Making a Square Light-up Card with Guest Designer Samantha

Hi everyone, Samantha Pfrimmer here from @sammakescards so excited to be guest designing for Pear Blossom Press.  Today I will be using the
EZ-Light to light up a scene featuring the Storybook Collection 1 Big Kit stamp set from The Greeting Farm.

Supplies Used

Card Instructions:

I love the look of a one-layer card, or in this case an almost-one-layer card, so the first thing I did was stamp and cut out my masks.  I always create my masks first as I find it easier to design and arrange a scene using the mask pieces.  Once satisfied with my design,  I got to stamping onto a 5.25” x 5.25” piece of Copic-friendly cardstock before stamping some of the images onto black cardstock using white pigment ink.  The black cardstock will be later used to enhance my light feature.   After everything was stamped and masked, I used Distress Oxides to ink-blend my floor before coloring and paper-piecing the rest of my scene.

Once my scene was complete, I grabbed a craft knife and carefully cut out sections from both my pattern paper background and my black cardstock to allow the EZ Lights to shine through.  For the lanterns I cut through both layers, but, for Grandma’s nightcap, I decided to only remove the section of the black cardstock leaving the pattern paper background to mute the glow of my 3rd light.

Once everything was cut out, I glued my lanterns over the pattern paper openings and got to work assembling my lights.

I decided I wanted my EZ-Light Button to be at Little Red Riding Hood’s basket, so using a “Press Here” stamp from the PB Press Stamp & Die Bundle I stamp a small message just below.  Next, I adhered my black card panel to the backside of my main card panel before using purple highlighter tape to tape my lights in place.  I also arranged my battery pack and taped it down before adding on the World’s Greatest Foam Tape.   Once everything was ready, I adhered by main card panel to a 5.5” x 5.5” piece of red cardstock before adding it to a square folding card base.

My cute card is now complete, and now Grandma has enough light to see the Big Bad Wolf’s big teeth!

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