Stamping Techniques 101 – Spotlight Technique

Hello & Welcome! It’s time for another Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Tour and this month we are sharing with you the Spotlight Technique!

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Spotlight Technique

The Spotlight Technique is fun and easy to do.  It’s a technique where you highlight just one area of the card and add colour to just that area just as if you were shining a spotlight on it.

Today I’ve teamed up the gorgeous Flirty Flowers Stamp Set and the even more gorgeous Stampin’ Blends and made this card for you …

Spotlight Technique card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Auastralia

Now I will admit that I havent been a big fan of this technique … well until now!  I love how this card turned out and I love how vibrant the colours are with using the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers from Stampin’ Up!

Spotlight Technique Steps ..

Now it can be tricky stamping the piece to go on top and I have a simple way for you to do that …

  1. Stamp your front layer as you would normally
  2. Use a punch or die to cut out a section of your panel (I used the 1 3/4″ circle punch)
  3. Cut another shape slightly bigger with a die or other punch to layer your cut out piece on – you dont want the border too big
  4. Colour your punched out piece as desired
  5. Adhere your coloured piece to your mat and then attach to card with dimensionals

Using the ‘mat’ will cover the area that was just punched out so you dont see it and everyone wow’s at how clever you are lining up your images so perfectly!

Spotlight Technique card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Auastralia

Do you see those gorgeous yellow rhinestones?  How well do they blend in with my card?  You wont find them in the catalogue but you can colour our regular rhinestones with the new Stampin’ Blends to make them match any project you are doing and the colour doesnt rub off!   Just another way to use the Stampin’ Blends!

Now it’s time to start the tour of the Design Team’s blogs to see how they have used this technique ..

next on the Stamping Techniques Blog Hop

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I encourage you to give this fun technique a try!

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About Leonie

I am Leonie and I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do love to share what I create and hope you enjoy seeing what I've made. I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!! I call Campbelltown home - it's about an hour South West of Sydney, Australia. If you like what I share please feel free to leave me a comment or share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by :)

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