Sunday, December 5, 2010

Spotlighting Card

Hello Everyone,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family and I were able to spend Thanksgiving together this year and it was so good to see everyone. My husband and I flew out to Oregon on November 19, 2010 and spent 10 days with family. The time went by too fast and before we knew it, it was time to return home. During the time we were away I did not have the chance to make any cards and I missed commenting on everyone’s cards. I finally got the chance last evening to make a card and I will be entering it in the Hero Arts Flickr December2010A challenge.

I Used Hero Arts stamps: Delicate Blossoms CL449 and the sentiment is from the Clear Design "T" set CL020. I have wanted to make a card using the spotlighting technique for a long time and I have finally gotten to do so. I stamped the main image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then I stamped the part of the stamp that I wanted highlighted and I colored only the portion of the flower with Garnet red (R39) Copic marker. The colored portion of the flower was punched out and I glued it to a larger mat circle and lined it up with the uncolored flower. The rest of the card fell into place and I used the colors for the color theme of the challenge. My card base is Kraft paper, the flower image is stamped on white paper, the circle mat and mat for the main image is green and there is a small amount of slate blue on the background paper. This technique is fun and easy to do and I enjoyed making this card. There is a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers for this technique.

It is good to be making cards again and I really missed it while I was away.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and have a great evening.


Anne said...

Jusy LOVE the spotlighting you did here sue- looks fabulous with the poppy stamp! Way to go on the HA challenge!

Barb said...

So nice that you finally found some time to create, Sue! Love this beautiful card! The spotlighting technique looks really pretty with the poppies! Glad you're home, my friend!

Nat said...

these colours are gorgeous and the hi-lighted flowers are beautiful!!

Sue said...

Lovely to have you back on deck Sue, I have missed you. I have made a few spotlighting cards but they did not turn out as striking as yours. It is a beautiful card.