Monday, December 28, 2009

Royal Monday Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Royal Monday Blog Hop! This week, we are featuring the spotlighting technique. In this technique, you color in only a small portion of a stamp, to highlight it. The results are very dramatic, as you can see here:

Here's how to do it:
1- Stamp 2 copies of the stamp you will be using.
2- On 1 copy, color in the portion that you want highlighted. I colored mine in with Copic Markers and Stickles.
3- Use a punch to cut out the piece you colored. Since I wanted the portion to be oval, I used my Creative Memories Oval cutter.
4-Use an ink blender tool to ink the edges of the piece you cut out.
5-Line up your cut out piece with the stamp on your other stamped image. Secure it to the image.

When I first saw this technique, I wasn't too sure how I would like it. But I like the way the card came out, and I may try it again. I thought this might be a good way to "hide" a flaw or two in a stamped image. I do think it makes an unusual card.

Thanks for stopping by! Now, hop on over to Alex's blog to see what she has done with this fun technique.

Here's the list of blogs for today's hop:

QKD blog
Alex's blog
Helene's blog
Penny's blog
Meredith's blog
Anita's blog
Sara's blog
Ashley's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store


lotsa scrap said...

An interesting technique, indeed. I like how you used it on your card.

Anita said...

This came out lovely Nancy.

Alex said...

WOW! Great colors you used. Just lovely!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

ooooooooooo nancy!!! i loveeeeee her hair!!! awesome job!!!

stephanie said...

Very nice. Came out lovely.

Penny said...

great job Nancy! love how it turned out!

Lara said...

Very pretty! Love how it turned out!

2kutekreations said...

very interesting, I like it

My name is Wynneth said...

Love it, such fresh colours and your spotlighting works so well :o)


Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a cute card!


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