It was great yesterday to have time for a "just for fun" card - life is way too busy just now. I've been wanting to make a card setting this little polar bear in the Northern Lights, and while I still need to practice this technique, this is a lot better than my first and second attempts. You can find the tutorial HERE.
I made my background, then stamped the trees and painted white acrylic over the foreground. It picked up some colour from the inks, but I was happy with that. The polar bear was stamped on a scrap of cream Mi-Teintes pastel paper. I added lots of gel pen snow, and coloured the star silver. To finish it I just cut a frame with Labels 8 and dry-embossed it for a bit of texture.
Wondered about adding a sentiment but decided the chance of making a mess was too high, and anyway DH told me not to.
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 GMT Views: 4431
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Fri, Nov 07, 2014 @ 8:34 AM
Oh Sabrina, this is just lovely. "Need more practic"??? You must be kidding. This us perfection. It looks like you have been doing this technique forever. I love the white gel pen and white acrylic paint affects. Your dry embossed frame is the ideal finishing touch. Right into my fave.
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Fri, Nov 07, 2014 @ 6:35 PM
WOWZERS...you def. don't need anymore practice...the lights are gorgeous. I only saw real ones a couple times but they are so pretty just like the ones this lil cutie is enjoying. glad you didnt add the sentiment, this way the lights stand out even more...will have to check out the how to do this it looks neat...TFS..:0)
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Oh my word! This went straight into my faves. I tried this technique and mine turned out terrible so I am sitting here in awe! It isn't easy to create such a masterpiece with this technique! Pretty dusting of snow on the branches. With the sky and the way you placed your snow it feels like I am peeping into an arctic stormscape. Stunning!
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Sun, Nov 09, 2014 @ 9:04 AM
Ooh, ooh, ooh, this is just outstanding!!! It is dazzling and delightful to the eye...eye candy for sure!!! I LOVE your northern lights!!! Mine didn't come out NEARLY that good! Simply stunning my friend!
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Wow Sabrina!!! You nailed it!!! I have only seen the northern lights here in my driveway and not colored. One thing on my wish list is to see them in color. I love this card!! I have to print out the directions immediately!!