Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On Trend: Spotlighting

Hi everyone!!  Kari back with you, and today I wanted to feature a popular technique that I think is getting a lot of attention again - Spotlighting.  This technique is a fun one.  It can also be a little bit of a tedious one - especially for " OCD" peeps like me :)

For my card, I chose to use Quinn's Capital ABC's and the Party Balloons dies from Lawn Fawn.  I first die cut a piece of my favorite white card stock with the largest Stitched Square Stackables, and then I got all the letters I needed for my sentiment. Before stamping, I die cut my balloons from different colors of card stock. I placed them down onto my panel how I wanted and then it was time for stamping.  Since this alpha set I was using is larger, there are only one of each letter, so in order to help with that, I placed another letter in its place until I was ready for stamping, and before I stamped anything down, I removed the letter that didn't belong, like the 2nd "P" in Happy.  I just stamped it afterwards.  I chose to stamp it all in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink - one of my favorites. I stamped my sentiment first with the balloons in place, and then I removed them, and stamped it again to fill in the "gaps" that the card stock balloons left behind.  

Then, it was time to pull everything together.  I added some foam adhesive on the back of my balloons, and line up the best I could with the letters that were stamped on my main panel.  Since I added foam tape, it gives it a fun dimension 3D look.  Once I was done with my main panel, I prepped my card base by cutting it down to a 5x5 square card, and I stamped a thin lined stripe in some Pale Tomato ink for a tone on tone look.  I then added more foam adhesive to the back of my main panel, and adhered that into place on my card base.  For a final touch - you know what's coming....yes...wink of stella :)

I debated on adding it to everything...the letter and balloons, but I refrained! HA!  

I think it turned out pretty good, and it will make a fun birthday card to give :)  Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!!  See you all soon!

( Fun side note - today I am celebrating 8 years of married bliss to my wonderful hubby *grin* )



  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! Super fun card and perfectly executed! I just love this technique :)

  2. happy anniversary!!!! :) and amazing card! :)

  3. Happy anniversary!! & what a perfect birthday card and love the technique:)

  4. Such a fun card!
    Happy Anniversary!

  5. Happy Anniversary and great card. need to try this technique.


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