Night Sky – Aurora Borealis

Challenge #225 – Night

This background is from a Hero Arts background stamp that was part of a recent kit. It has been sitting on my desk for weeks waiting to be inked and the challenge at Inkspirational was why it was used now. I thought it was perfect for the challenge. Using versamark I stamped the image and then clear heat embossed it. After that I used various Distress Oxides to create the Aurora Borealis colours. In addition I used some glow in the dark paint on top which is very shiny but doesn’t glow on a photo. Using one of the dies from the kit I die cut the trees and cabin 3 times. Once in a mirror CS, then in a dark gold and then in white. The dark gold layer I deliberately didn’t cut through where the cabin sits as I wanted it to glow through the gaps of that die cut. By kind of embossing it I was able to use scissors to cut it down to fit behind properly. Then I offset those layers on top of the mirror piece. Using 2 star dies from the set I added a few extra stars into the sky. The sentiment came from a GKD set as I only wanted a very small strip on the card front. I also offset this piece on to another mirror strip in a darker blue. I used foam strips to pop up the die cut piece. I shall use that background stamp on more cards as it gives a very effective night sky.

17 thoughts on “Night Sky – Aurora Borealis

  1. Once again, you’ve created something quite beautiful! I bet the glow in the dark is amazing. I added some glow in the dark on a couple of cards, but didn’t tell the recipients, hoping their kids would see it and enjoy it, whether the adults did, or not. The colors you used on this are beautiful and really make for a fun scene. Now those scene building pieces are great, only if you have fun making a great scene with them. You created a great scene and I’m sure you had fun doing it, which is what makes the card.

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  2. After just completing the northern lights for a background in a totally different way, I love this method. It totally captures the drapery effect in a way that I couldn’t with my ink blending! Awesome!


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