Light-Up Night Sky Card

Create a Light-Up Night Sky Card using a simple parallel circuit. Use it to add sparkle to your cards and projects!

light up night sky card

Have you seen fancy cards that light up and thought it would be way too difficult? I’m here to show you with a few simple (and cheap!) supplies, you can light up your favorite card or project, too.

Sometimes I make a card front, and know that it needs something….extra. What do you usually do in that situation? Maybe add an extra layer, or some embellishments, or glitter. This card front was that way for me, and of course it needed not just some stars, but some stars that Light UP!!

Wanna see this card light-up? See this gif below:

Adding lights to sparkle behind this card front was just what it needed.

Watch the video below for creating a light-up card!


Steps to make a Light-Up Night Sky Card:

First make your card front.

  • Very Vanilla 4″ x 5 1/4″. This color card stock is very important as it is thin enough for light to shine through and light enough for you to sponge on many colors.
  • Sponge your “night sky” colors using sponge daubers on the card front. If you would like to see more detail on how to achieve this galaxy effect, check out this previous tutorial:

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  • Next, stamp the pointing kid silhouette using Black Memento ink. Draw the ground under her feet with a black marker. Optional: Add some glitter embossed stars using versamark and your favorite embossing powder.
  • Lastly, create your sentiment. For this, I stamped the words “you” and “me” (from the Silhouette Scenes set) onto vellum while masking “inspire”, and die-cut out “inspire” from black-cardstock. Glue your die-cut to the vellum, and adhere it to your card front.

Now to create the Parallel Circuit on your Basic Black card base, watch the video!

If you are reading this in email, click HERE to watch the YouTube video.


Supplies for a Light-Up Night Sky Card:




light up night sky card

I hope you enjoyed making a light-up card! With this technique, the possibilities are endless!

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