Surprise Me Series: Fun with Bare Conductive Paint!

Hi everyone! I’m back with another episode of the “Surprise Me” series! I am so excited about today’s interactive cards and hope you like them too! There is also a fun giveaway for you at the end 🙂

I came across Bare Conductive some days ago when browsing around and immediately loved them! They seemed to be the link between my 2 worlds – the papercrafting world and the engineering world! Perfect!! I reached out to them and they were super nice sending me their greeting card kit to use in today’s cards. The kit is equipped with everything you need to make blinking light cards including flashing LEDs, coin cells and the Bare Conductive paint pen. I combined these with some cute images from MelJen’s Designs to make some uber-cute cards!

Showing you the cards as animated images because thats pretty much the only way to see their interactivity 🙂 Here is the first card…


The recipient can pull the little tab on the right to activate the blinking LED. The image is Little Light Bulb from MelJen’s Designs.

I colored the image with Copics and used some Studio Calico patterned papers on the front of the card. Cut out a little hole on the light bulb for the LED to poke out. I printed the sentiment and cut it to size. Here are some photos of the inside circuit in the card that makes the bulb glow. Also shows the “switch” attached to the pull tab and how it activates the light. I used a thin wire just for the switch to make it easier to complete the circuit even if it moves around a bit.


My second card is even more cute and fun! Here it is..


Aren’t they choo chweet hopping towards each other? 🙂 The image is Bunny Love from MelJen’s Designs and its a FREE digi! The sentiment is from TAWS AdoraBowl set.

I cut the spinner track for the bunny on my Silhouette Cameo with a cutting file I made. I have the file for you to download if you like. Just click the download button below.

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And here are some photos of the circuit for this card…


Did you like the cards? Feel like making some blinking LED cards yourself? I have one greeting card kit from Bare Conductive to give away to one lucky winner! Thanks Bare Conductive for sponsoring the giveaway!

Just leave a comment here till 11.59 PM EST on May 20 telling me which card you liked for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Pooja

    Both the cards are super cute 🙂 As a craft enthusiast and engineer myself your post just blew my mind 😀 I super love this combination. It appeals to the nerdy and creative me 🙂


  2. c

    How adorable are BOTH cards! My three year old niece would love, love, and love the light bulb card…and her Aunty C would love, love, love to make it for her! To see “her” face light up like the little bulbs – priceless! Thank you for the generous give-away opportunity. Have a wonderful Friday!


  3. Barb Murphy

    OMG! The nerd in me is screaming for joy right now! I absolutely adore this! Both are fantastic. I love the motion of the second…and the sweet bunny couple. But the first card with it’s rainbow background and perfectly colored bulb, it’s my fave. Thanks so much for the chance to win!


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