Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and it’s not too awfully hot where you are! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #61 – August Anything Goes! I’m particularly excited about this post because it’s my first time trying the spotlight technique and I’m loving how it turned out! I actually went one step further and added an offset ‘reverse’ spotlight in the center of the spotlight which yielded a very cool effect, I think!
I’m in love with this My Favorite Things Poppies Background stamp which is perfect for this kind of technique. I cut a 5-1/2″ top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I stamped the background twice in black ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and trimmed one of the stamped images to use for the background panel. I punched a 2-1/2″ circle and a 2″ circle from the second stamped image, colored the poppies and adhered the circles to the background panel, trimming the 2″ circle across the top so it was even with the edge of the panel. I layered the panel on CutCardStock Habanero Red cardstock, and adhered it to the front of the card base.
I decided I wanted to go one step further and add the ‘reverse’ spotlight (at least that’s what I’m calling it, lol) to the center of the spotlighted colored poppies, so I stamped the top portion of the background once more on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I punched 3/4″ circles from the center of the same two poppies and adhered them to the center of the colored circles.
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip cut off of one of the stamped images along with a narrow strip of CutCardStock Habanero Red cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and layered the panel on red cardstock.
And one more peek… this was definitely a fun technique that I’m sure I’ll be doing again! Can’t believe I haven’t tried it before now!
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Habanero Red cardstock
Stamps: My Favorite Things Poppies Background stamp; Inspired by Stamping You Are and Words of Wisdom II stamp sets
Ink: Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Woodland Greens Collection; Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk ink
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch; Stampin’ Up 2″ and 3/4″ circle punches
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again spoon! ;)