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Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Inspiration: Spotlight Technique Tutorial

Isn't it fun to learn new techniques! This is one of my favorites. It is called Spotlight Technique and is perfect for our Monday Inspiration.

This is my finished card using the spotlight technique.


Stampin' Up! Products used:
Stampin' Up! Classic Ink, your choice of color (I only used Chocolate Chip)
Stampin' Up! Card Stock, your choice of color (I used Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla, and Barely Banana --- use 3 colors with one being very light for the spotlight)
Heard From the Heart Stamp Set, item #111644
Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set, item #115026
Paper Punch 1" Circle, item #109046
SNAIL Adhesive, item #104332
Vintage Brads, item #109109
Mat Pack, item #105826
Paper-Piercing Tool, item #116631
Sticky Strip, item #104294


Stamp the identical image on two pieces of card stock, one a lighter color than the other. I chose Very Vanilla for my "spotlight" color.


Here's the completed stamped images.

Using your 1" circle punch, punch out 3 images from the Very Vanilla card stock.


The 3 images you punched out will now be a perfect match for your design on the darker card stock.

I used SNAIL adhesive to adhere the spotlight images to the darker card stock. Another way to add interest to your spotlight image is to color it with Stampin' Pastels (chalks), Watercolor Pencils, or Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

Using my Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool, I punched 4 holes (1 in each corner). Then adding in the Vintage Brads.

Here's the finished spotlight piece. It will be added to the card base using Sticky Strip.

Now you are ready to stamp your sentiment to the card base.


I'm very pleased with how this card turned out.

The spotlight technique can be used with any stamped image. Think of all the designs you could use from the stamp sets you have to create this spotlight for your card or scrapbook.

Are you a night owl like me? When the creative urge hits, and I know I need to order some supplies; I love that I can order on-line 24/7 with Stampin' Up!. What Stampin' Up! products are you running low on? You can order them right now by going to my Stampin' Up! website by clicking HERE. Then click on Shop Now.

Mary
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

3 comments:

JustYolie said...

Wonderful technique! Love the card and sentiment. :)

Gramma said...

Oh my, I like this technique... I'm going to have to try one of these! Thanks Mary.

Susan De Crafter said...

Great card and I love this technique. Thanks.

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