Monday, November 4, 2013

PROJECT OF THE WEEK AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hi everyone! 
I'm here with a new Project Of The Week for The House That Stamps Built. 
It's nearing the holidays and it's always such a busy time of the year for many of us.  While I love making handmade cards for special friends and family members, I never have much time to do it.  Therefore, I often look for techniques that are easy and quick and easily reproduced.  The spotlight stamping technique is perfect for fast and easy holiday card creating.  Your cards will look like you spent a lot of time on them but, only you will know how easy they are.  You can use a variety of stamps in your collection for this technique so give it a try and see what you can create. 

Supplies:  Card Stock, designer paper (optional), dies or punches, coloring tools (pencils, alcohol markers, chalks), stamps and ink.

The object of this project is to "spotlight" a portion of the entire image, making it pop off the card and drawing the eye to the "spotlighted area". 
You will need to stamp the image you've chosen twice.  One will be used for the image on the card and the other will be colored and used as your spotlighted area. 

I created two cards using this technique - I used RI Image #211-P "Chickadee At Rest" and #2002-J "Holiday Lamp Post along with #423-G "May All Your Dreams".



1.   Color only a portion of the image you will use for the spotlight. 

2.   Prepare your image for your card base.  In my case I die cut it with Spellbinder Label 8 dies.  I also die cut a second layer with the same dies using the next size bigger.

3.   Decide what portion of your colored image you are going to use as your spotlight and die cut or punch it out.  I used Spellbinder classic ovals to die cut my image.

4.   You can layer your "spotlight" onto a piece of card stock cut a tiny bit larger just to outline the image and give it dimension. 

5.   Assemble your card and decorate any way you'd like.  I used pop dots to pop my "spotlight" on both of my cards.

 

 

 

I hope you'll give this a try and if you have any questions, please email me. 
Thank you for stopping by.
 
 

6 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This is such a festive way to "spotlight" those images! Very nice cards, Cheri!

Barbara said...

Cheri, What pretty cards. I have never tried this technique, so thank you for sharing.

Ina said...

What a fabulous technique - one I have never done but certainly will be now and especially with the chickadee stamp as it is a favourite of mine. Thanks SS for showing your beautiful examples. Love them both. Hugs

Linda Anderson said...

Sweet Cheri, I'm so glad I popped over to your blog tonight to see these beautiful cards! I always forget about the spotlighting technique. Perfect for the holidays.

Linda

joy said...

Beautiful cards. This is a technique I've not tried, but I really like the way your chickadee card. I have that stamp so I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for the beautiful encouragement!

redwasher1 said...

Great project Cheri! I haven't done this technique in a long while and I'm inspired to do this again.

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