Sunday, September 27, 2009

Spotlighting Technique

Hi Again. I'm posting a second card today. I had some time to work on another card and wanted to try a new technique I have never done. Gina K has a great tutorial on StampTV on how to do the Spotlighting Technique. I had a hard time trying to decide which image to use. I decided to use this image from "Flowers For Daisy" available from Gina K Designs. I did this technique a little different from Gina but basically the same idea.

The image was stamped twice. One image was cut out, but not colored, and mounted on black card stock. The top of the second stamped image was colored with markers. The background was sponged with yellow chalk. Gina used a circle to punch out her design but because my image is long, I decided to use an oval punch to cut out the part of the colored design I wanted. I popped it up on dimensional tape, matching the image below. When taking a picture, the angle of the camera can make this look a little misaligned.

I had the embossed card stock on my desk and decided it would work on this card. The SU Elegant Bouquet embossing folder was used for this embossing. The idea of this technique is to make a portion of your image "pop". I decided I liked the way this card looked using only black and white. I added a black/white dotted Swiss bow on the corner to finish the card.

Gina has a Spotlighting Technique Challenge on StampTV. I believe I will add this card to the challenge. Anyone entering a card has a chance to win a $24.95 stamp set of their choice.

Be sure to check out Gina's beautiful spotlighted pumpkin card on StampTV.

6 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Super sweet Selma - I have done this technique before and it provides stunning results - don't know it I'll get to it but I'll try.

Patti said...

This turned out way cool Selma! I love the oval! Gorgeous card!

"Tillymint" said...

Beautiful card Selma! Good Luck

craftieodamae said...

Another beauty! You nailed this one for sure!!

Regina said...

What a lovely card!

Payne Holler Cards said...

black and white is a fav combo for me! I think this card is a winner!
love your spotlighting layout..will be case'g :)))

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