Penguins at the Northern Lights

For today’s card I’ve taken inspiration from the Autumn/Winter catalogue and cased the sample for Playful Penguins on page 22. The background of this card reminded my of the Northern Lights and I’ve seen numerous cards featuring this effect so I decided to have ago myself.

I used Shimmery White cardstock for my base as it has more of  coating on it making blending easier. I chose a colour palette of Mint Macaron and Lovely Lipstick as the “lights” colours and Night of Navy for the sky.

Firstly blend a layer of Lovely Lipstick ink across the middle of the card, followed underneath by a layer of Mint Macaron. I used a Stamping Sponge cut into quarters for my blending. I covered the rest of the card with layers of Night of Navy ink, lighlty going over the Mint Macaron and Lovely Lipstick and going darker towards the edges.

To add a star effect I used some of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and flicked it across the blended cardstock using an old paintbrush.

Penguins NL Flat

I fussy cut out two of the Playful Penguins and coloured their feet at beaks with some dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the greeting on an oval from the Layering Ovals dies and then tucked this under the penguins wings.

I love how this background turned out and can’t wait to make more cards with the same technique soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half sheet A4 cardstock cut at 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Silver Foil Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

Ink Blended Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm



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