Saturday 9 December 2017

Happy Holidays Series | Northern Lights ft. Lawn Fawn "For You, Deer"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

For today's Holiday card I wanted to try something I had seen on Pinterest. Northern Lights! I've never even attempted this before, and I'm not incredibly thrilled about how they turned out, but they certainly aren't bad for my very first attempt and I'll definitely be trying them again in the future. I loved how the rest of the card turned out so I thought I would share it anyway.

To begin, I stamped the back side of these reindeer from Lawn Fawn's "For You, Deer" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I coloured them with Copic markers and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I popped them up on foam tape and set them aside.

I used Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron for the first layer of my galaxy sky. I then began to layer on the blues starting with Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch and then Chipped Sapphire. For the darkest edges I used Black Soot, then set the panel aside to dry completely.

I used the "Stitched Hillside" Border dies by Lawn Fawn, I didn't want the stitching on the hillside so I used the other side of the cut. I used some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to add a bit of shimmer and colour to the top of the hills. Once that was dry, I prepped the bottom with my powder tool and heat embossed my greeting using Copper embossing powder by Recollections.

Before assembling my card, I splattered some Copic Opaque white over the sky to create the stars and bright gouache paints to make my Northern Lights. I wanted to capture the movement of the lights so I started lighted with light green and added darker green and bright blue in an upward flicking motion with a dry stiff brush.

Finally, I assembled my panel and mounted it to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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