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the “Northern Lights”….

I thought it was fitting to share this card today since I vacationed in Alaska this summer, the land of the aurora borealis or northern lights!  I haven’t seen the real northern lights but I think this card definitely gives an impression of this phenomenon and features my new favorite deer head stamp set!  Funny how that stamp has captured my heart…

This technique looks fancy shmancy but it is actually very simple to do.  You can Google the northern lights stamping technique and there are several YouTube videos on how to do it so I am not going to detail the technique here, just the colors and products I used.  I do have two tips.  I got the deer to be so nice and crisp by re-inking my pad right before we stamped him.  And if you get a smudge of the black from the stamp edge or clumsy stamping (me!!!), you can use your finger to smudge the ink into the background.  You have to do it right away before the ink dries completely but you won’t see your mistake at all!

There are a couple of things I love about this card.  The technique comes out slightly differently every time you do it…fun!  I am not a big fan of making the same thing over and over again…this becomes a problem for me every time I do swap cards, at some point in the process my ADD kicks in and I can barely stand to finish making them!  I also love that it can be used to give to a man, rarely do we make cards that a man would like to receive.  This is the perfect card for that guy in your life that needs a card from you for something!  The last thing I love is that it is quick and easy to make and the result looks like it was “hard”.  We made these in my stamp club last week and everyone’s came out a little bit differently and all were beautiful!

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Stamps:  Remembering Christmas

Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Basic Black

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso

Embellishments:  1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons

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