To a Good Friend: Spotlighting Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you all had time to enjoy the beautiful weather, or at least had a wonderful weekend. I took time to make some cards (many events coming up) yet I still got outside for a bit, we even had a cookout … brats and potato salad! Yum … summer food (:

Today I have a technique to share with you … Spotlighting.  It’s not a new technique but I put a little twist to it.  I’ve used designer paper to spotlight. The “Timeless Elegance” paper is so beautiful, with the floral designs it’s perfect to spotlight a piece of it.


I began with two identical sheets and cut out the 4 x 5-1/4 inch base. Then I cut down one of the two pieces to highlight my flower. Just so happens that it was in the center of my card, but it could have been anywhere … for this technique it does not matter.

I colored just the flowers on the designer paper that I cut to highlight – you will see the remainder of the flower on the second sheet. So the technique “spotlight” just means that you highlight a section of your card and put it “in the spotlight”.  Does that make sense?


I used the Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz markers to color with because they are a bit muted and not so bright. I thought it was a good match with the soft subtle design of the paper. I also used the Chalk Marker to bring out the little white flowers … wow, they really popped!

I brought back my “Happy Birthday Everyone” stamp set that I used yesterday for my card today, except this time the birthday went on the inside …


It’s so cute, it could actually be the front of the card! Remember … this is a hostess set that you can earn for FREE with qualifying party sales. (Home party, private party or do it yourself party) Just ask.

To finish off my card I added the “strips” of pearls … I just love them little buggers! Most of the time I cut them apart and I get soooo many more pearls for my cards, but I really do like the string of them for some of my projects (like today!)


Let me know if you have any questions. I appreciate you taking time to stop at my blog and check it out.

Have a wonderful day ~





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