This was a fun project for me that I’ve been working on this week which uses electronics. The scene was created using
Polka Dot Pals Raden and Tree Swings from Whimsy Stamps. I then used an EZ Light kit to make this an interactive card.
The character in this scene is Polka Dot Pals Raden and instead of using the elements in the same set, I decided to pair it with a DoveArt stamp, Tree Swing. I used creative color placement technique and colored in the face of Polka Dot Pals Raden myself. The faces I color in are always different as I get inspiration from my fellow colorists. On this one the nose and mouth was inspired by Faye and her awesome coloring of Polka Dot Pals Atlas and Polka Dot Pals Syeda.
I usually color the face and character first before the background but I was so excited about the idea of light up fireflies that I reversed my process and started with the background first. Once it was complete then I used my small hole punch for the lights to poke through and taped the light kit on the back. After testing it, I realized those little LEDs are b-r-i-g-h-t! Too bright! So I had to get a larger punch tool out to create yellow dots to cover the lights. Next time, I’ll need to test out the lights before punching holes to see the effect. Lesson learned.
The PUSH HERE button is a small set from Lawn Fawn set and I colored it with Copic markers then attached it to the card with foam dots. Between the two layers of cardstock there are also two layers of foam tape to give space between the layers for the light kit. With all those layers this is a sturdy card to hold.
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink EZ Lights by Pear Blossom Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Raden Tree Swing Push Me Copic Markers: YG21, 23, 13, 17, 67 C1, 3, 5 E43, 44, 47, 49 E70, 71, 74, 77, 79 BG10, B000, B12, 45, 34, 91, 93, 95, 97 E000, 30, 31, 34 YR30, 31, 15, 18
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3 thoughts on “Polka Dot Pals Raden”
Oh, my goodness.. He is adorable. And beautifully finished.. You are so talented …
I love this!!
What a great card. I love the combination of tree swing with Raden – brilliant. The light up aspect looks awesome too. So chuffed the faces on my girls inspired the face on your boy ❤