Monday, February 18, 2013

Northern Lights

Today I would like to share a card using my favorite new technique called "Northern Lights".  I taught this at my technique class this month.  I saw this technique a few months ago on the demonstrator forum called "Stampin' Connection" and was created by the talented Melissa Banbury.  Thanks Melissa for sharing this Gorgeous technique!



It is a sponging technique where you blend lots of bright colors followed by adding navy and black for depth.  These colors make the bright ones pop, resembling the dancing Northern Lights.  I embossed the tree (from the Forever Young set) with black embossing powder to really give it some life against the dark background.  I am really happy with how it stands out.  The  last touch in the sky was to use my white gel pen to add tiny dots for stars.  I added some perfect plum for a mat to bring out the colors in the sky and added that to a black card base.  Final touches we some grey taffeta ribbon and a ribbon slide.

This is my new favorite technique.  It a fairly simple one with a lot of WOW factor.  It takes a bit of time but is definitely worth it!

Hope you enjoy it!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and a great technique.

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  2. WOW, What an amazing technique. I love the northern lights so to see it in a technique I was blown away. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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  3. Thanks ladies! It is definitely my new favorite!!

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  4. Love this card and I like this technique! I will try...
    Tfs and greetings from germany

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    1. Thanks so much Beate! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Hello, where can I see a tutorial for this please?

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  6. Hi Tina! I have not written a tutorial but I learned from a wonderful demonstrator at www.porchswingcreations.blogspot.com. She has a great tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love how you've embossed the stamp to make it stand out - more impact. Well done!

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  8. Wow, this is really beautiful ! Thanks for sharing ! Greetings Enny

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  9. I opened Pinterest and immediately saw this card. This is the most beautiful card I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. This is such a great and beautiful card!.So you just sponge these light colors on the card? I'm not sure exactly how to do this, can you help clear this up for me?

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  11. This is such a great and beautiful card!.So you just sponge these light colors on the card? I'm not sure exactly how to do this, can you help clear this up for me?

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  12. Awesome!! What colors did you use for this card?

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  13. I looked and looked there is no tutorial for this. Not even for sale, which most of the tutorials are. I Reeeeally want to try this technique! All the other northern lights cards just look like stipes.

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  14. Lol I came to the same beautiful card a year and a half later! Do you have a tutorial for this technique? It would be wonderful if you did! Thank you.

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