Thoughtful Branches Northern Lights

I have been having so much fun in my craft room creating some ‘Northern Lights’ backgrounds and using my Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies to make 2 beautiful cards.   

These exclusive stamps and dies are available to buy separately or as a Bundle, you save 10% when buying the bundle.  These products are only available for a limited time, until 31st August, 2016 or while supplies last. If you really want these products please don’t wait to long to order them. You can order them though your demonstrator, in my online store or click here to email me and I will be more than happy to place your order for you.

Images of the Stamp Set, Thinlits dies and a list of the sentiments can be seen here.  The stamp set is also available in French and German.

For the background I used some of my Stamping Sponges with So Saffron, Pacific Point and Blackberry Bliss inks and sponged diagonally on a half sheet of Whisper White Cardstock.  I don’t have the Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ pad yet so I had to use Blackberry Bliss which is now retired, the Brights Classic Stampin’ Pads are on my next order.  I am waiting until 1st September to place my order because I love both of the new Hostess Stamp Sets in this years Autumn/Winter catalogue and my wish list/Christmas list is very, very long.

Where the Pacific Point and So Saffron overlapped the green wasn’t as bright as I wanted so I went over it with some Emerald Envy ink.   I used a sponge dauber and Night of Navy Ink to make some vertical lines over the background. Doing this muted some of the really bright colours but not all of them.  I was worried this would spoil the background but I wouldn’t know until I tried it.  I really love this effect and I’m so pleased I did it.  

For the row of trees at the bottom I used the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set and Jet Black Stazon Ink.  To make the hills I tore a scrap piece of white cardstock and used a sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink.

I used Basic Black cardstock for the tree and die-cut it using my Big Shot. The Big Shot Die Brush is fantastic for removing the unwanted cut-outs.  I removed some of the branches because the tree was too round and symmetrical.  I didn’t want to use anything that would overshadow the focal image so I went with Basic Black cardstock for the card base and frame.  Because it was tone on tone I raised the frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The 2nd northern lights card isn’t quite finished, I will put the photo’s in a post later this week.  If you would like to receive this post and notifications of new posts please add your email address to the ‘Follow by Email’ link on the right hand side of this page. Your email address is solely for new posts notifications and will not be given to any 3rd parties.

If you have any questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  If you have a few spare minutes I would love to get your feedback.

I hope you can find some time for some crafting fun, maybe you will make a Northern Lights background.  If you do I would love to see it (add a photo in an email here)
Bye for now.
Dee x

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0 Replies to “Thoughtful Branches Northern Lights”

  1. Lady Dee Crafts

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. I had some of the Northern Lights background left over and I didn't want to waste it so I used a die I have from Creative Dies. If I can help with anything else please let me know. Dee x

  2. Lady Dee Crafts

    Hi, I used a white 'Gelly Roll 08' pen for the stars. Thank you so much for your comment, I can't believe how much everyone has liked my card. If I can be of any further help please let me know. Dee x


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