Technique: Spotlighting Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing my cards created with the “Light Me Home” stamp set using the Spotlight Technique. Spotlighting is a stamping technique that highlights a small section of your stamped image.

When creating cards using the spotlight technique, you will be stamping your image twice; one for your main image or background, and the second which will be cut or punched to create your spotlighted area.

Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and join me as I share how I created three cards with the “spotlight” technique. This is my Facebook Live video from last night …

I am sharing all three of the cards that I did last night while doing the Facebook Live presentation. I stamped several of the backgrounds using my Stamparatus and then colored on one of them to create several cards. Here is the first of three …

All of my “spotlighted” areas are popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals, just adds to the fun! It’s always nice to add some dimension and texture to your cards.

After my first card was done … I punched out the two other areas of the colored piece with my circle punch to create even more cards! I was able to get 3 cards from stamping the image 4 times with the Stamparatus. Didn’t you like how quick and easy that was to use?

I punched out the wreath for a spotlight and then used Real Red for the mat and Old Olive for the card base… this really brought out the colors used in the wreath.

On the “From Our House to Yours” … I highlighted the path to the home and used Basic Black for the mat and Smokey Slate for the card base (and the sidewalk that I colored with my Stampin’ Blends).

Because there was not a lot of color in this card, I added a touch of Smoky Slate to the light post and to stamp my greeting on … this was three pops of color, yet the sidewalk is highlighted. The Shimmery Crystal Effects also makes our “Spotlights” pop!!

This technique brings simple stamping up a level but with ease, and it plays well with the Stamparatus.

I hope this inspires you to try out the “Spotlighting” technique … feel free to send me your creation, I’d love to share them here on my blog! And I invite you to join me each Tuesday on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page to watch LIVE and get in on the prize drawings …

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Thank you for hanging out with me today …

Enjoy your day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Field of Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared a card that featured the Field of Flowers stamp set, so today on this “Simple Sunday” … I’d like to share a card that I created featuring the Field of Flowers bundle.

You can celebrate love and friendship with the heartfelt greetings and beautiful images of meadows, flowers and a dragonfly. It’s fun to pair with the Confetti Punch to create layered images of blossoms.

The Confetti Flowers Border Punch, punches out flowers in six different sizes … and you can turn them into easy embellishments by layering them onto your stamped image like I did below …

The larger flowers I attached with “rolled up” Glue dots, and the rest I used the Multipurpose Glue … the centers were touched with a marker to add some color and then a dot of the Shimmery Crystal Effects was added. The larger flowers got rhinestones.

I stamped the greeting front and center in Garden Green to coordinate with my greenery and my card base. The Dragonflies were stamped around the greeting in Pretty Peacock and bedazzled with the Shimmery Crystal Effects on the body and Wink of Stella on the wings.

Thank you so much for taking a stroll through the flowers with me today. Join me tomorrow as I will “step up” my Field of Flowers card.

Have a beautiful Sunday 🙂

Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card. You can click on any image for more information, or to begin shopping. It will take you to my On-line store.