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Alternative ways to colour a sky

Skies are often a feature of many cards, but definitely at Christmas when you’re creating winter scene. But you may struggle to colour them, or perhaps you’re bored with how you normal colour them. Well, today I’m showing 3 alternative ways to colour a sky rather than using markers or paints! For this card, I’ve used the Hero Arts Rolling Hills die, and although this has come out in a holiday release, I can see it being used all year round – just change up the scene!

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Alternative ways to colour skies

Alternative ways to colour: Ink blended sky

For this first card, we’ll colour the sky with ink blending. I saw someone create a red sky for the Christmas card and that’s what inspired me with today’s card! Using an Altenew Ink blending tool, the start of blending Rouge Catherine Pooler ink onto a white card base. Blend this up into Rocking Red before switching to Cranberry Fizz CP ink.  Lastly, to add a little more drama, darken the top with Black Jack CP ink. 

Next, die-cut the Rolling Hills Hero Arts Frame Cuts from white card and foam mount onto the card base. Stamp a selection of the houses from the Hero Arts Cozy Town stamp set in Memento Black Ink onto white card. This ink is safe to use with alcohol markers. Colour the houses in and once complete, use the coordinating dies to cut out the stamped images. 

Adhere the houses to the front of the card with liquid adhesive and foam pads for variation. Next, heat emboss one of the sentiments from the stamp set and add to the front of the card. Lastly, finish the card with a few gold sequins to mimic falling snow.

Alternative ways to colour: Embellishment mousse sky

For this card we’re going to colour the sky with embellishment mousse – this adds texture and movement to the sky! Using a spatula, apply Aubergine Nuvo Embellishment mouse towards the bottom of the scene. Next, start adding Nuvo Cornflower Embellishment mousse above this, blending this into the Aubergine mousse. 

Lastly, to darken the sky and add a little drama to the winter sky, apply Old Navy Nuvo embellishment mousse to the top blending this with the Corflower. Don’t worry if you don’t get a smooth blend as the texture adds movement to the sky. 

Again, stamp and die-cut some of the houses from the Cozy Town stamp set and then use your Copic markers to colour them in. Adhere these to the front of the card and stamp a sentiment from the Altenew Happy Holiday’s stamp set onto the front of the card. To finish the card off, add Chalkstick Nuvo Vintage Drops to the card mimicking snow. 

Alternative ways to colour: Glitter sky

This card was very quick to card to make as the sky takes no time at all! Adhere wide double-sided tape to a white card base. Remove the release paper and add Brilliant Silver WOW! Sparkles to the bottom of the scene. Next, add Gold Dust Sparkle towards the middle and lastly add Copper Fire Sparkles at the top. 

Use the release paper from the double-sided tape to help burnish the glitter into the tape. Once complete, adhere the die-cut window over the top. This card uses just the church from the Cozy Town stamp set to finish the scene off. 

Another sentiment from the Altenew Happy Holidays stamp set was heat embossed onto black card and foam mounted on the card. This card does not need any embellishments with all the sparkle from that sky!

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Happy Holidays - Altenew
Happy Holidays – Altenew
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Cozy Town - Hero Arts
Cozy Town – Hero Arts
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Cozy Town Frame Cuts - Hero Arts
Cozy Town Frame Cuts – Hero Arts
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Cozy Town Combo - Hero Arts
Cozy Town Combo – Hero Arts
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Rolling Hills Frame Cuts - Hero Arts
Rolling Hills Frame Cuts – Hero Arts
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Rouge Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rouge Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rouge Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rouge Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rouge Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cranberry Fizz Ink Pad - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cranberry Fizz Ink Pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cranberry Fizz Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cranberry Fizz Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cranberry Fizz Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rockin' Red - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rockin’ Red – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rockin' Red Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rockin’ Red Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rockin' Red Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rockin’ Red Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Copper Fire Sparkles - WOW!
Copper Fire Sparkles – WOW!
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Gold Dust Sparkles - WOW!
Gold Dust Sparkles – WOW!
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Brillian Silver - WOW!
Brillian Silver – WOW!
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Chalk Stick Nuvo Vintage Drops - Tonic Studios
Chalk Stick Nuvo Vintage Drops – Tonic Studios
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Cornflower Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Tonic Studios
Cornflower Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Tonic Studios
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Royal Aubergine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Tonic Studios
Royal Aubergine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Tonic Studios
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Old Navy Nuvo Embellishmen Mousse - Tonic Studios
Old Navy Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Tonic Studios
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Ink blending tool large - Altenew
Ink blending tool large – Altenew
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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