Thursday, February 15, 2018

MFT + Chibtronics® Collaboration Day 2

It's Day 2 of our fun collaboration with Chibitronics® and I'll have to admit
that this time around, I felt a little more confident with my circuitry skills šŸ˜¬
Here's my card before being lit up by Chibi Lights.

I ink distressed a night sky on watercolor card stock and trimmed it with the
largest A2 Stitched Rectangle die. I cut three larger stars from the panel and
backed them with a piece of vellum. Small stars were cut from silver glitter
card stock and adhered to the sky.

The polar bear was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut with the matching
Die-namics. Two icebergs were cut and details were added with a Copic marker.
I stamped the sentiment on the iceberg in blue ink and decided this would be
where the recipient will press the battery to activate the Chibi lights.

The stars were covered from the back of the panel with vellum.Then it was time to
assemble the tape and LED stickers, after sketching a roughdraft of how I wanted
the tape to run to and from the battery.

I doubled up the dimensional tape around the card so the battery wouldn't
constantly be touching the tape and remain on. After adhering the front panel
to the card base, the stars lit up when the iceberg was pressed. Success!

If you've never tried Chibitronics® before, give it a try. The starter kit has everything
you'll need and comes with a handy book that will guide you through every step from
a simple circuit to more complex ones.

Visit today's Chibi Lights post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from the
Creative Team and comment for a chance to win a Chibi Lights Starter Kit! And
also visit the Chibitronics® blog for projects from their design team and comment
to win even more prizes!

(Note: The MFT winner has been chosen. Go here to see if it's you!)


  1. Wow, wonderful Arctic night sky you created, Donna! I at first thought that Chibitronics was difficult to assemble, but seeing your card and pictures, and reading your explanation made me want to try it - so I clicked the starter kit product button ...only to find out it's "out of stock". I guess I was not the only one who was inspired to try! :-) Hideko

  2. Love the lit stars! I'm in awe of your "electrical" skills--just adding that to my awe of your other card crafting talents. You're truly tempting me to give these little lights a try. tfs

  3. Cute polar bear scene with the light up sky.

  4. Thanks for showing your circuitry Donna. Makes more sense of this process. Love your starry sky. Nicely done.

  5. Awww! So cute and love that the sky lights up, too!

  6. SO awesome! I might have to get out my chibitronics kit and make something now. I'm totally inspired!

  7. Cute card.
    thanks for sharing

  8. You've done an amazing job with your Chibi lights, Donna! Such a fun and fabulous card!!!

  9. Donna!! I love this!!! Not only does your night sky look amazing with the twinkling stars, but I also love that your design looks fabulous even before the lights are turned on! You really integrated your vellum stars well with the embossed stars. Super totally rocked the chibitronics!

  10. love your color combos! what copics did you use?

    1. Hi Robyn! For the polar bear I used the cool grays (C00 thru C3) and for his scarf I used YG03, RV13, and YR04, doubling up on each color for the different shades. The icebergs were BG11. Hope that helps!