Thanks to all who have commented on this set of cards and asked for directions... I will definately do that upon my return from my short holidays!! ( will be gone only until Tuesday!!) Then I promise to post here some directions and also reply to all those who have emailed me asking!
Thanks for enjoying it!!
Okay... I said I would post directions...almost forgot... here goes...
For all those who asked… here are the instructions for my Northern Lights cards… Thanks for all the compliments!! You make me blush!! I am in a swap that uses ABC techniques and embellishments, and this month’s cards use JKL… So I used Joseph’s Coat for the J, and then made it into a LatchCard for L… I did write the verse myself, and thanks for the English lesson… hehehe… (then should be than!!)
Northern Lights Cards – Step by Step
Pigment ink in various brighter pastels
White daisy ink
Clear embossing powder with heat gun
Alright… here goes, I’m not an expert at teaching but I will do my best.
1. I started with the glossy paper, cut to a dimension slightly smaller than my base card.
2. I worked quickly with several colors of the pigment ink (regular ink will dry too fast, but pigment ink will still dry out if you don’t work fast enough) just direct to paper, various upward strokes, combining the colors to look like the northern lights I was inspired by.
3. I then sprinkled the clear embossing powder onto the pigment ink.
4. I also added the small spots with a versamarker to resemble stars, and sprinkled the embossing powder again.
5. Heat the embossing powder and let cool.
6. Brayer the dark ink (I used Outdoor Denim) over the entire piece of glossy CS, and rub with an old cloth to remove the ink from the embossed areas.
7. I stamped the trees (from the Beauty Of Christmas set) with black ink at various heights along the bottom.
8. While the trees were drying, I rubbed white daisy ink on the base card using direct to paper.
9. Stapled the image to the base cardstock, and finished with the latchcard design.
I hope that is clear enough… Let me know if I missed anything…
Thanks again for your interest!!