Northern Lights Technique Christmas Card

The Northern Lights Technique is perfect for a Christmas Card! Just like the actual northern lights, it’s super colorful and can be different every time. Find how to recreate it on a card here.

It may be super hot outside right now, but I wanted to make a project that will cool me down! Especially one that’s set in the North Pole!

This Northern Light Technique was used for an alternative card I made as part of last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, and a few people asked me how to replicate it. So then of course I wrote up a quick tutorial for this easy technique!

So many colors, and any color you choose will work well with this technique!

Get out your inks and make a card worthy of the Aurora Borealis!

See below for how to create the Northern Lights Technique:


How to make a Northern Lights Christmas Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Night of Navy: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored and folded at 4 1/4”
  • Basic White: 5 1/4” x 4”, plus a scrap

Northern Lights:

  • Using sponge daubers, sponge a few stripes of colors on the white later. I prefer brighter colors since I’ll be sponging darker colors over it next.
  • Next, sponge Night of Navy all around the edges of your layer.
  • Then, lightly add black ink around the blue edge and drag some of the ink down over the rainbow of colors. Start light, and add more to drag down until you achieve the darkness you want.

Create the forest:

  • On a scrap of paper, stamp a tree and punch it out with the a pine tree punch. Put the tree to the side, and use the punched out paper as a stencil.
  • With this stencil, sponge a few pine trees using black ink below the northern lights.
  • Lastly, add the punched out tree to the middle with dimensionals and adhere the completed layer to your card base.

Supplies for the Northern Lights Technique:

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Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! I hope you enjoyed learning the Northern Lights technique here, and if you want to always be ahead of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter!

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Happy Crafting!

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2 Responses

  1. Jean Wood says:

    I think you left out some info in the tutorial for the Northern Lights card. You have embossing powder, versamark and heat tool in the supplies but no mention of them in the tutorial. I’m assuming they were used for the sentiment. Also was something used on the bottom of the card for snow as it looks textured?

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Hi Jean! Thanks for the comment. Yes the embossing powder was for the sentiment. The bottom of the card looks textured when you sponge the Night of Navy around the edge of the layer (in the tutorial, but I didn’t directly say it’s purpose). You can leave it off if you want your snow a bit more pure 🙂

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