This month we were going to be focusing on the Spotlight Technique but when our lovely leader Sandi found out that the Stampin’ Blends were getting released on the same day she could not resist throwing the Blends in the mix too.
The spotlight Technique is an oldie but a goodie and it is a fabulous way to add a pop of colour to your project. For today’s share, I have used the Crafting Forever set and markers, but you could also use the new blends for colouring the tips of the brushes.
Basic Instructions / Tips when making this card.
1. Stamp the pot of brushes using Basic Black Archival Ink if using the Markers or Black Memento ink if you want to colour using the blends.
2. Punch out a 1-1/4″ circle, positioning the circle over the desired area you want to colour.
3. Punch a larger black circle using the 1-1/2″ circle punch.
4. Colour the tips of the brushes etc in the punched circle and then adher to the large black circle.
5. Adhere black circle to card using dimensionals.
6. Punch 5 (1/2″) circles to adhere to the base of the card (I have punched the same 5 colours that I used when colouring the brushes).
7. Use the Fine-Tip Glue pen (crystal effects) to cover the coloured areas on the brush to give the illusion of wet paint. I also placed some on the small circles.
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below. Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Leonie Schroder has come up with this month.
Just in case you get lost along the way here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Month’s Techniques 101 Blog Hop.
1. France Martin – USA
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (you are here)
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Sahadat-Morris – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany
Spotlight Technique Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products
If you live in New Zealand and would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.