Hello my friends! Well what a difference a few days makes! It was temperatures in the 30's last week and then it was so cold this weekend that our furnace came on. Mother Nature it is June, time for summer to come visit.
Today's card was made for a challenge on a business training day that I took part in last Saturday. It was a full day of presentations of different techniques. I was not able to participate live in all of the presentations because I also signed up to do a lettering class that day. I did catch up and watch all of the presentations but did not get all of the challenges done before the deadline which was yesterday.
The technique for this challenge is the Spotlight Technique. I really like this technique but haven't done it in years. This was a great reminder for me.
Normally, a large detailed stamp is used or a background stamp with lots of detail. I didn't have anything current that fit that so I created my own background using the Jar of Flowers stamp set. I stamped my flower image repeatedly on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I covered the entire piece of cardstock with the stamp. Then I used the Layering Circles dies to cut out a circle from an area in the picture. I used my Stampin' Blends to colour the images on the circle that I cut out. I used Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight to colour the flowers and leaves. After I finished colouring, I matted the circle onto the next larger circle that I cut out of a piece of Basic Black cardstock.
I matted the Basic White cardstock with the stamped images on it with a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I wrapped a piece of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon around this piece and tied it into a knot. I then attached this to a Poppy Parade card base.
I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a tiny rectangle of Basic White cardstock. The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set. I matted my sentiment rectangle onto the little tag die from the Hydrangea Dies set cut from Basic Black cardstock. I used some white baker's twine to tie the tag to my ribbon. The white baker's twine is from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack.
Once the card was almost complete, I added the coloured in circle back into the space where I had originally cut it out of. I used dimensionals to add it and this becomes the spotlight portion.
What I used for today's card:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. This is a fun technique that can be used with any shape of die. You just have to mat your shape with the same shape and pop it up over the spot you removed it from originally. I challenge you to give this a try if you haven't done it before.
Stay well and keep creating!