Spotlight Technique

Hi again!

Recently at a stamp club night … we learnt how to create “spotlight” cards. Now this has got to be one of the easiest ways to add a bit of “wow” to a card …

Here are a few samples … they are pretty self explanatory … but you can see that I have chosen a section of the stamped image for each card to highlight. This part is stamped a second time on some scrap cardstock and punched out with a 1 1/4″ circle punch and framed with a coloured circle frame that was punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch. All image spotlights were watercoloured with inks.  😀

Card 1
Card 1

Card 1:

Stamp Set: A little bit of happiness – Level 1 hostess set & Family Phrases

Colours Used: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Regal Rose

“Ribbons” created using strips of matching cardstock!

Background image stamped with Black Stazon ink

Card 2
Card 2

Card 2:

Another version of Card 1 … just a different stamp (same set) & different colours used.

Colours: Barely Banana, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue


Card 3
Card 3

Card 3:

Stamp Set: Tres Chic Background stamp and Short & Sweet

Colours Used: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy

Hint: Before stamping your apricot background … work out where you are going to put your spotlight … so you can position your image onto the whisper white card to allow room for the spotlight section!


Card 4
Card 4

Card 4:

Stamp Set: Big on Spring (Summer Mini Catalogue) & Bundle of Joy (scallops & stars at the bottom of the card)

Colours Used: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink

Scallop Edge punch used for borders on the bottom of the card.

Hint: the baby romper was stamped with pixie pink ink … but the watercolouring was done carefully so the water didn’t touch the image & smudge it!


signature-picSo … did you like that idea? Very very simple … why not have a go yourself? Gotta fly … Shane’s 21st BBQ Brunch which was supposed to be at the beach … but LOOK AT THE WEATHER!!! But … I am not complaining … as long as the weather is cooler … then it is better for those in the bushfire zone. C U later!