It’s Thursday Unity peeps! I have clean and simple cards using the spotlight technique for todays stamping therapy session! Spotlighting is a fun way to add interest to a card. I love this technique and use it often in my card making style. I have a video tutorial on how to do the spotlighting technique two different ways. Here is the cards I made in the video. I used Happy Moments kit.
Clean and simple cards using the spotlight technique
Here are two cards using the same spotlighting technique as done in the video. I mixed it up a bit and used the whole stamp and used different colors.
The first card I did the same as in the video. Copic colored the spotlight panel and for the second one. I stamped the poppies in distress oxides abandoned coral. It is great technique to use when you only want to color part of the image or stamp in different color to add interest. You can achieve so many different looks with this one technique.
Spotlighting in different ways
Kit: Friends Like You
Here I stamped the center flower in black ink. Placed mask over black stamped image. Switched colors and stamped the flower a few times to fill in card panel. Removed mask. Now the black stamped flower stands out. This is just a little twist on the spotlight technique. Inks used: Memento tuxedo black and distress oxide peacock feathers.
Another great way is to use a die cut as the mail focal point and pop it up on foam tape. I stamped the flower in the center of the card in black ink. Continued to stamp the flower all around the center flower. Placed die cut onto center of card panel. Colored just the die cut images with Copic markers. Added foam tape and lined it up to card panel and added sentiment. Sentiment if from Happy Moments kit.
This one was done combining the stamping in a different color and coloring the spotlight panel. Using my MISTI. I stamped the center flower in distress oxide abandon coral. Cleaned my stamp and placed another card panel into the MISTI and stamped the flower in a different color- Memento Paris dusk. Set the stamped blue flower aside to die cut and color as the spotlight panel. Continued to stamp the main card panel. Using masks to get a layered flower background with no open spaces. Colored spotlight panel and added matting. Popped up with foam tape and added sentiment.
Spotlighting with no dies
If you don’t have any dies or punches to use for the spotlight panel. Here is a way to achieve a spotlight area. I stamped the flower in the center of the card panel. Stamped it again onto another piece of card stock and colored the center of the flower. I fussy cut out the colored part of the flower and added to the main flower with some foam tape. Easy peasy spotlight. Not using any dies or punches.
Spotlight technique using a background stamp
Switched gears from the floral to spotlight some hearts. For the first one I stamped the background onto a card panel. Stamped it again onto another card panel. Cut the hearts I wanted to spotlight out of the second stamped background. Colored, matted, and popped up onto foam tape. To add a bit more to the hearts. I used glossy accents over them. To make them really have the spotlight. For the second one I stamped the background and colored three of the hearts. I used a heart punch and added the sentiment.
There is a bunch of ways to use this technique. For easy, fast, and fun cards. This is a go to technique for me. It adds a lot of interest with little hassle. Which is great in my book. If you missed my post last week on coloring tips with kraft card stock. Click here. That is our time for today! Thank you so much for joining me this Thursday.
Until next time, stamp on!