Hi there. I’m back to share another CAS Christmas card. I’ve always wanted to try the Northern Lights technique, so I decided to finally give it a try. My fingers got extremely inky, and I had to start over a couple times because I kept smearing ink all over the place! I combined that technique with the masking technique to create today’s card.
I started with a white A2 size panel to make it easier to die cut it later. First I created a reverse mask by die cutting a circle from masking paper. I placed it onto the panel, off setting it to the right. I then masked off the snowy ground with labelling tape that I cut a slope from with scissors. Using sponges, I added streaks of Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise. A couple of places, I overlapped colours to get purple and green. These “additional” colours are harder to see amongst the streaks of Night of Navy ink.
To tried to capture the shimmery look of the real Northern Lights and brushed Pearl Perfect Pearls over top. With the masks still in place, I stamped the trees with Intense Black ink. I removed the masks, then stamped the deer from the same stamp set. I added Perfect Pearls to the deer as well.
The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink and then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for even more sparkle. The panel was then die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die. For dimension, I adhered the panel to white fun foam and mounted it to a top folding white card base. To finish I added a few Sparkling clear sequins.
I am participating in the following challenges:
Hero Arts – Holiday Cardmaking (Color Layering Snowy Trees, Peace & Joy)
CAS Mix Up – November Stamping + Masking + Your Choice (sponging/heat embossing+die cutting)
A Blog Named Hero – Holiday Themed
Penny Black – Anything Christmas
Joy Clair – November Inspiration Board