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Totally Techniques Design Team - Spotlight


Welcome to this month's blog hop for our Totally Technique Design team.  This month the technique is called Spotlighting.  I've showcased three different ways to do the "spotlight" technique.


  Birthday blooms spotlight 2 #stampinup www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 My first card used the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  I stamped the flower image in Basic Black Archival Ink on the corner of the both pieces at the same time.  You might not entirely get the lines to be clear where the pieces meet up but since you are going to mat the smaller piece with Basic Black cardstock you won't be able to see any imperfections.


Birthday blooms spotlight 4 #stampinup www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 Then I coloured in the flower on the small piece which makes it "pop" and is in the "spotlight". 

Download Birthday Blooms spotlight PDF Instructions

Birthday Blossoms Spotlight 1 #stampinup www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 The next sample uses the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.  I wanted a muted look to the open images so I used Smoky Slate ink.  Then I used the round image from Swirly Birds.  I inked the image in Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron (some full strength and some stamped off).  I "spotlighted" the image with these circles.


Birthday blossoms spotlight 3 #stampinup www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 I love this new Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon - it's so soft and pretty.

Download Birthday blossoms spotlight PDF instructions


Wetlands spotlight 1 #stampinup www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

My last sample is from a few years ago (click here to view original post) that I thought I would include to show you another way to use this technique.  Stamp the birds across the Pool Party cardstock and stamp some of them again on the piece of Whisper White.  Add some "water" with an aqua painter and Pool Party ink.  Mount on a piece of Soft Suede and pop up so that these birds are "spotlighted" on the card.

I hope I've given you some ideas for this technique and invite you to hop along to the next Stampin' Up! demonstrator.


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