Hi crafty friends, Michelle here with a simple stamping technique, which you may be familiar with. This week I decided to use a technique called Spotlight Stamping. What exactly is spotlight stamping you may be asking yourself. Well keep reading and I'll be sure to let you know.
For my project this week, I decided to showcase the beautiful Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set and Gilded Greetings Stamp Set and coordinating die. So now for the technique....spotlight stamping. This technique involves using colour to highlight any chosen part of your stamped image. Any part of your stamped image, no matter how big or small you can chose to feature and you can use any colouring medium you'd like. All you do is stamp the image on white or any coloured cardstock for that matter and then add your colour....easy peesy.
To begin I stamped the Evergeen Elegance stamp 2x on white cardstockcut to 4.25"x5.5" using an alcohol marker friendly ink, as I'd be doing some colouring and I didn't want my image to bleed. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink is perfect for alcohol ink markers. I coloured one of the 2 stamped backgrounds in its entirety, as I wasn't too sure which part of it I was going to put in the spotlight.
I used OLO alcohol markers for my colouring medium and I used a mix of pinks, blues and greens. I also decided to colour in the whole space around the images using a warm grey marker, to help to add a bit more colour instead of just leaving it in all white.
Once I had it all coloured, I decided which part of it I wanted to feature and diecut a 4"circle out of the black and white uncoloured background, so that it was on the right side of the cardstock but also hanging off the side. I trimmed both pieces to 4x5.25" but the coloured background just a tad bit more, so that the edges of it wouldn't show under the black and white background, as they were both cut to the same size.
i adhered foam adhesive to the top piece and placed it on top of the coloured background, trying to line it up as well as I could. A tip for when you are using foam adhesive that will give you a bit of wiggle room for the foam adhesive, is to add some glue on the foam adhesive, so it doesn't stick to the paper immediately. This way you have a little more time to position your cardstock exactly where you want it.
The sentiment was stamped using my go-to embossing ink pad from WOW! Embossing and was embossed using white powder from WOW! as well. It was was then cut out using the coordinating dies and then cut out 3 more times for a total of 4 to give the sentiment dimension, instead of using foam adhesive. The finishing touches of a bit of sparkle was added using the gorgeous Meraki Sparkle Magic Crystal gems.
And that's it...that's Spotlight Stamping! It is a fairly easy technique to do and you can as subtle as you'd like or you go very dramatic as well with your colouring to highlight your image. It's a fun technique to play around with and so many ways you can add the spotlight to your stamped images too!
I hope that you have enjoyed my post for today and that I help to inspire you some way. I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day and until next time,