Thursday, October 18, 2007

Challenge is a good thing...

I finally had a few minutes to stamp and thought I'd look for some inspiration. I found it in a newsletter from Splitcoast on the Technique of the week - Spotlighting. The link is active to the resource page.

This is a very classy technique. It can look ultra-modern or simple. I'd never tried the technique, but thought it would be perfect for a fast card.
Here's my card:
You can use a punch to highlight the colored portion (achieve the spotlight), but I chose to make this into a metal edge tag. I stamped the image twice, trimmed a circle with the template provided, fit it into an empty Making Memories rim, and pinched to create a tag. It correlates well with the pewter brads.

Below is a close up of the image (colored with copic markers):

I'm really happy with how this card completed.

I'd love to see if you create a Spotlight card. Please add a link to your samples in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by,


Stamps: Irises by CHF
Paper: Grey, lavender, dark lavender and GP white cardstock, lavender DP, black
Ink: Pitchblack by Adirondack, lavender
Accessories: sewing machine and thread, dark silver brads, dark silver MM tag rim and MM tagmaker, distressing tool, Copic markers (YG95-Pale Olive, G99-Olive, BV02-Prune, BV000-Iridescent Mauve, V17-Amethyst, C1-Cool Gray)
Techniques: Spotlight


  1. beautiful card, great job on this technique!!

  2. This is so pretty, love the colors and your spotlight coloring of the flower.

  3. This is a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing the technique -- may have to try that!

  4. Congrats on getting "visitors crew" status for Kitchen Sink Stamps!

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  6. I love this Lisa, the limited colour pallet makes it all the more striking. Seeing it on your blog inspired me to have a go at the technique - thanks! I can't share my card yet but will blog it as soon as I can.

  7. Hi Lisa - I said I'd let you know when I blogged the card I did as a result of being inspired to try spotlighting by seeing this beauty. I've added it today :o)