Hello! I’m here today to share how I made this under water scene light up shaker card. I started out by stamping the mermaid on smooth bristol paper. I then used masking fluid to mask the mermaid off.
While the masking fluid was drying I made the frame for the shaker. I diecut several circles from white card stock and glued them together. For the window I stamped images on a circle diecut piece of acetate using Stazon ink.
Once the masking fluid was dry on the mermaid image I added three shades of blue by using the smooshing technique. I smooshed one shade of blue on my craft mat spritzed it with water then smooshed the mermaid piece into the ink. I did this with each shade of blue drying with my heat tool in between adding colors until I was happy with how it looked. When the ink was dry I used an adhesive eraser to remove the masking fluid and colored the little mermaid with Zig Real Brush Pens. I adhered three iridescent hearts around the mermaid and used iridescent sequins in my shaker. I stamped a piece of cardstock with the sentiment and stamps from Heffy Doodle to indicate where to press on the card. I then adhered the shaker to the card. I built the Chibitronic circuit on a separate paper.
I used an Effects Sticker on this card so the light fades on and off. I used this tutorial to help me build my circuit using an Effects Sticker My Effects Sticker was a bit damaged as I thought about using it on another card and changed my mind, when I removed it the paper stuck to the adhesive to the back which blocked the circuit from connecting. To solve this I made a circuit with my copper tape, stuck on the LED lights then applied a second layer of copper tape over the first circuit. This made the circuit even stronger.
Some of the products I used (affiliate links used):
Chibitronics: Color Lights Red, Yellow, Blue Mega Pack, Copper Tape, Circuit Stickers Effects Add-On
Flora and Fauna: Under The Sea Stamp Set
Heffy Doodle Stamps: Interactively Yours