The Spotlight Technique is a great technique to use with large line art stamps. I now have the perfect stamp for this – Daisy Garden – and a new way of creating this technique thanks to a fellow demonstrator Tee-Jay.
Normally you would stamp your image, die cut part of the image out with a circle, colour it in, mat the coloured circle and adhere again over the top of where you did the original cut – still with me? Well this new way does not require any cutting but you still achieve the same look. Read on down to find out more.
As mentioned above I stamped my large image (using the Stamparatus) using Memento Black then die cut a portion of the image with a circle die from the Layering Circles Die and coloured it in with Stampin’ Blends. I then cut a Basic Black circle mat using the next size up of the circle dies and adhered these two together. Lining up your circle image adhere this on top of the ‘hole’ to give you back your full card front. Adhere it to a mat and or base and you have completed your Spotlight card.
By adding the mat it highlights the coloured in area.
And here’s the second way of doing it – can you spot the difference? For this card I drew a circle directly onto the stamped image with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and then coloured in as I did with the first card. It gives the same effect but is a single layer card – how cool is that.
On the inside of the cards I stamped the daisy image from Daisy Lane again in Memento Black and left it as an outline. The sentiment is from the new Pansy Patch set.
You could do this technique with smaller images and just repeat them on your card front and then select an area (doesn’t have to be a circle) to highlight. No end to the possibilities.
Until next time …