A Bucket List dream of mine is to see the Northern Lights! We’ve seen just a glimpse of it on one of the Alaska Cruises we’ve been on, but someday I’d love to see it in it’s full glory!! I decided to try to make a Northern Lights card using the Sale-a-Bration Simply Marbelous paper and some ink blending!
Using the 4 colors of ink shown below, I used my Stampin’ UP! Blending Brushes and added ink to a piece of the Balmy Blue Simply Marbelous paper to look like the Northern Lights. Then I used Paper Snips to cut the mountain range out of a piece of New Horizons designer paper to place on top.
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Simply Marbelous Paper is ONLY AVAILABLE through 2-28-22 during Sale-a-Bration as your free gift choice, with your $50 online order. The New Horizons paper is available in my online store along with the rest of the supplies for this card (see product photos at the bottom of this post).
I thought I was going to add a moon to my card, so I stamped it onto the Basic Gray Simply Marbelous paper, but ended up not using it.
The final touches were to stamp trees from the Mountain Air set (this also has the moon in it), then flick large drops of Wink of Stella onto the sky and then flicked white ink from the White Craft ink refill bottle to look like stars in the sky.
Video Tutorial Added 2-22-22
Have you seen the Northern Lights in person?
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Stunning card, Patty! WOW
Thank you Rebecca!
Patty, you’ve really done it this time! This card is over the top. Using two DSP’s to make the Northern lights is just brilliant. And really just a minimum of stamping involved.
It has been interesting seeing how creative people have been using these two papers, and here, you have combined them beautifully.
Thank you Susan, you are so kind, so glad you enjoyed it!
Patty, you have shared many beautiful cards with us over the years, but your Northern Lights card is the most fabulous I have ever seen!
Growing up in Minnesota, I saw the Northern Lights many, many times. Each time was breath-taking and unique. The Northern Lights seem to wave and ripple in the sky, and you have captured that effect.
Thanks for teaching us how to create this card. I can’t wait to try it out!
I want to add a little reddish-pink to mine.
You are so kind!! thank you!! I bet yours will be gorgeous!!
Beautiful!! Did you do a video? It would be awesome.
No, no video, but hopefully the instructions and step by step photos above will help!
Wow!! What a gorgeous card, Patty! You can see the movement of the lights in the Simply Marbleous paper!
Thank you Cheryl!
OH MY WORD! My two favorite papers used to create this unbelievably gorgeous card…with blending brushes….no stamping….THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
I did stamp the trees, but yes, otherwise Blending Brushes
Do you have a video on how you flick your colors onto the paper? I have tried and it hasn’t worked out.
I put the white craft ink onto a clear block and used the tip of my blender pen to flick down on the ink onto the paper. I think I’ve done that in a video before… with so much interest in this card, I think I might need to do a quick video 🙂
Haven’t seen the Lights, but I want to. The card is fabulous!
You did it. . you captured the Northern Lights on paper. Gorgeous especially the colors!
Thank you Jan!!
Just gorgeous Patty. I have never seen the northern lights. Pictures of them are spectacular.
Thanks Mom #2 🙂 love you!
Beautiful! it is on my bucket list as well!
Beautiful card! Love how you did your background! Thanks for sharing all that you do on your blog. It is so helpful. Maybe I missed it, did you use garden green to stamp your trees?
I think I used Evening Evergreen.. sorry I left it off the supply list.
What a great idea! I have tried to make Northern Lights by blending but it was a big fail. I will be getting another pack of Simply Marbleous with one last Saleabration order but I wish SU would sell this paper.
I hate to travel so I won’t be seeing the Northern Lights unless they show up in NC.
Glad you enjoyed it.. hope you have fun trying it again!
Beautiful card! I’ve seen northern lights in Goose Bay, NL (Canada). Absolutely breathtaking!
Thank you! I’m so glad you’ve been able to see them in person!!
What a beautiful card! Looks exactly like the Northern Lights. Thanks for the inspiration, Patty.
Thank you Diane!!
I lived in Iceland for 2 years, the Northern lights were beautiful….the way they wiggled I said it looked like worms! Lol
I was trying to capture that “wiggle” with that paper! 🙂
Simply Marbelous Patty.. So, so easy too. LOVE it ❤️❤️
Yes, so easy, I hope you enjoy trying it!
You have such a knack to be able to use supplies in different ways than the obvious!! I envy your talent!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!
So kind of you, thank you Fay!
This is the most beautiful card you’ve made, Patty. I have been stamping for years but It sure would be a big help if you did a video on how you made the card. Please, please, make a video!
Yes, the video is at the bottom of this post.. hope you enjoyed it!
Yes, I’ve seen the Northern Lights on a week-long visit to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to see the polar bears. The bears and the Northern Lights at 2 am were amazing!
Sounds so amazing!
Wow, Patty! This is a beautiful card! Thank you so much for the great idea!
This is genius! I’ve always admired your ‘art’ ability but this tops it all. Thanks for sharing and teaching us how to do this. Hope mine looks half as good. Kudos
Thanks Judy, hope you had fun exploring this idea!
Beautiful 😍 cool technique. Shared
Beautiful card. I have seen them many times living in Alaska. They are stunning.
Thank you Kathy!!
What a creative card. I love it! That’s really thinking outside the box.
As Mar-Sue mentioned, come to Manitoba and fly up to Churchill. You can see polar bears, northern lights AND beluga whales. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and it’s on my bucket list. I’ve seen the northern lights a number of times, but not for many years. The best one was on my birthday in February–a bitterly cold night. The lights whipped and danced around the sky in green and pink, flaming up toward a point right above us. Magnificent!
That sounds truly amazing!!!
Absolutely beautiful! I’m enjoying your creativity so very very much!
Thank you Teresa!
Thanks, Patty – it’s gorgeous! Sadly, have not seen the northern lights in person.
Perhaps someday we’ll both get to see them!!
I’ve seen and tried several northern lights techniques and can’t wait to try this one! I’ve been wondering what to do with my marbled paper. Thanks for the video. Megan from Wyoming
I hope you have fun trying it!
Patty, Thank you for this tutorial. You talked me into getting the products, but I already have a SU demonstrator so I bought through her. Looking at the New Horizons I fell in love. Too bad it is mostly all sold out, but I did get the papers. Thank you again! I can’t wait to try this technique.
Have fun trying it out!
This is fabulous! Thank you for sharing.
So glad you enjoyed it!
I love this card!
Ecer since i saw a video of northern lights cards using this paper i have been obsessed! And even working on a technique to make them without the paper! Ive seen the aurora australis but not aurora borealis!
How amazing!! I hope you will send me a link when you post them!!