Northern Lights/Light Pillar Techniques

Northern Lights Background

Northern LightsRecently, I shared a card inspired by the optical phenomenon, Light Pillars. 

This happens when light is refracted by ice crystals.

I used this photo taken of light pillars as the inspiration to make my own.

Light pillars

The card above was my first go at it.

While I really like how it turned out, I think it is more of a Northern Lights Background than a Light Pillars Background.

So, I kept at it, coming up and sharing a Light Pillar card HERE.

For the Northern Lights card, I sponged Poppy Parade, Highland Heather, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, and Pretty Peacock inks onto my Shimmery White card front.  I sponged up from the bottom where the landscape is so my colors would be more even as I got to the top.

The sky was sponged on using Night of Navy, Basic Black, and Whisper White Craft inks.

Supplies Used:

Ink: Poppy Parade, Highland Heather, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, and Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White Craft

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Basic Black

Accessories: sponges, Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Die, Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Light Pillars Technique

Light pillars

Recently, I learned about Light Pillars, an optical phenomenon that occurs when light is refracted by ice crystals.

I used this photo of light pillars taken in Canada to create my own.

Light pillars canada


I used post-it-notes to mask the light pillars and sponge daubers to add Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry, and metallic copper inks.  

The sky was sponged using Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Basic Black, metallic copper, and Whisper White Craft (like a Northern Lights background.)

The card front is Shimmery White matted to Gold Foil.  The trees are from Snow Globe Scenes Dies

Supplies Used:

Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Shimmery White, Basic Black

Ink: Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry, metallic copper, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Whisper White Craft

Accessories: post-it-notes, sponge daubers, sponge, Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Dies

Happy Stampin'!

Fresh Card Making Idea-Northern Lights Technique

Northern Lights Waterfront Northern Lights

Create stunning backgrounds inspired by the Northern Lights!

My February Fresh Card making idea will feature the Northern Lights Technique, paired with my new favorite stamp set, Waterfront.

Want to learn more?

The Northern Lights Technique tutorial will hit email in boxes on February 20.

Please be sure to sign up for my mailing list by 8:00 am on February 20 to receive this free tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions and color photos.

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If you missed out on receiving this tutorial by not signing up on my mailing list, the Northern Lights Background Tutorial can be purchased for the low price of $3.99.

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Tutorial includes 2 projects with detailed instructions and color photos.

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Northern Lights Background Technique Tutorial (pdf)
Happy Stampin'!