Monday, January 25, 2010

Spotlight technique

Wow where has January gone. It seems to be flying by and I just havn't got into my blogging this year yet.
Thought I would start off the year with a technique card. This card shows the Spotlight Technique.
Simply put you choose a large stamp/often a collage style stamp and pick out just one part of the stamp ie the butterfly and colour that in or I stamped image twice and cut out just the butterfly part of the second image and coloured it in and then attached it with pop up foam dots over the original plain stamped image. So that is the spotlight technique in a nutshell. Easy start to the year I thought.
Materials required: Orange cardstock, corrugated cardstock, white cardstock, butterfly charms, Butterfly collage stamp by PSX, Image word stamp by Stampers Anonymous, wire, beads, tombow pens, glitter, foam dots, ds tape, black brilliance ink pad
Method: Using black ink pad, stamp Collage image twice onto white cardstock . Cut out just the butterfly portion of the second image and color in using tombow or copic pens and I used some glitter as well. Take orange cardstock and fold to create 15 x 15 cm square card. Take your first butterfly collage stamped image and mount it onto orange and then corrugated paper and then to cardfront. Take the second butterfly only coloured image and wrap wire around and thread beads onto the wire. Then attach over 1st image using foam dots. Stamp word imagine onto white cardstock using black ink pad and then mount onto orange and then corrugated paper and then to cardfront. Add butterfly charms and you are done.


  1. i was getting worried about you!! how is the puppy??? i love this card! good to have you back! xxx

  2. A lovely card, have missed you, good to see you back, and counting the days no doubt.

  3. I was beginning to think you'd abandoned us all! Lovely card - I always forget about this technique and it's so easy and makes a big statement, so should use it more. Great card. xxx