Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lightning Bugs Get Lit!

Xyron and Chibitronics
are teaming up for a week-long blog hop featuring
them amazing products!
If you're unfamiliar with Chibitronics, they
are the makers of these cool things called "Chibi Lights"
Stop by their blog and check out their products, as well as
their design team's projects for the hop!

At first glance, my project may not appear too "illuminating", but it is.
I started with the set of Paper Smooches Giddy Bugs Clear Stamps
It looks all cute, yet ordinary so far...let's turn off the lights and see what we get:



Now he's lit like a true lightning bug (or firefly, whichever you prefer)
should be! With Chibi Lights, you can give light to just about anything!

The science is in just a few products: conductive foil tape, LED circuit sticker, binder clip
ad 3V coin cell battery.  I made a backing piece for the firefly to sit on by cutting
a circle of paper and then adding the conductive tape and circuit sticker to it.
  You will notice that I also drew a circle around the coin battery twice...this is for placing the + and - sides against and then clipping in place with the binder clip.  Once the battery connects with the ends of the foil tape, the light springs to life!

Next, I punched a large hole into the top paper, just under the bug's "bottom".  
The hole was lined up with the circuit light on the bottom paper.  

for attaching all of the bugs to their presumptive spots.  

I also used strips of foam and ran them through the Sticker Maker to create
some dimension between the two layered pieces on the scallop circle.

Again, don't forget to stop by the Chibitronics Blog and Xyron Facebook Page
and take a gander at all of the pretty things!

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