Northern Lights (with added sparkle)

Welcome to the Time for Tea Designs x WOW Embossing blog hop! Full details at the end of this post 🙂

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? I was lucky enough to catch them in Iceland a few years back and I couldn’t believe I was actually looking at it in person – one to tick off the bucket list!

When I got my new embossing glitters from WOW, the colours reminded me of the Northern Lights, so I thought I’d see if I could recreate it in a card! I picked the Winter Dreams Trio, which is a lovely festive mix that co-ordinates so well. And who doesn’t want a ton of glitter at this time of year?!

I used a small ink dauber to apply WOW’s ultra-slow drying embossing ink in swooshes across the page. First I added the Icicle Teal colour and heat set, then I went in with the Rose Cheeks, adding a small streak to the sky, and a few shooting up from the horizon. I finished off the sky by ink blending Aqua Sky, Peacock and Midnight inks from Concord and 9th, with my blender brushes.

Next, I made my own snow cardstock by covering a piece of white card in embossing ink, then sprinkling it with Powdered Snow embossing glitter and heat setting. I absolutely love the sparkly snow effect it created!

I used the Slimline Hillside Scene dies from T4T to create the hill shape, and adhered it to the sky background.

I then stamped and coloured the critters from the Life’s Ups and Downs stamp set, toasting their marshmallows over the campfire. I added them to the scene with foam tape (because…dimension!). To finish, I white embossed the sentiment onto black card, trimmed it down and added to the bottom of the scene.

This is the first time I’ve used any embossing glitter, and I do love the impact it creates. I suspect this trio will appear on many more of my Christmas cards this year!

To celebrate this fun collaboration both WOW! Embossing Powder and Time for Tea Designs will be giving away a gift voucher for their stores!
WOW! will be offering a £/$20 voucher for either their US or UK sites and Time For Tea Designs will be offering a £20 voucher to their store!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on this blog post by 23/11/21!
For more chances to win, hop through to each designers’ post and leave comments there too!

We will choose the winners by 25/11/21 and they will be announced by both brands over on their blog & Instagram.

If you have fallen in love with any of the products from either brand, you’ll find money off vouchers throughout the hop for you to use whilst shopping!
For 10% off at Time for Tea, you can use code T4TJAYNE10.

The next stop in this hop is the wonderful Natasha, of handmadebytasha – https://
Be sure to head over and see what inspiration they have to share!
If you’d rather, you can head over to WOW! Embossing Powders Blog to start from the beginning of today’s hop!

4 responses to “Northern Lights (with added sparkle)”

  1. Dunja Trautmann avatar
    Dunja Trautmann

    That’s a super cute card and i woule like to have a place on the fire myself :))



  2. ionabunny avatar

    Love your sparkly northern lights. What a cute scene. Hugz


  3. Sharon Gullikson avatar
    Sharon Gullikson

    The glow of the fire is wonderful!! And I LOVE THESE ANIMALS SOOOOO MUCH!


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