Thursday, January 26, 2017

Best Mum in the world

Hi there, it's Ann here with a card that uses a technique known as Sentiment Spotlighting - as opposed to the technique Linda showed you a few days ago, of spotlighting the image.   I saw several cards by Julie Koerber on the Power Poppy blog, and thought I'd give this method a try with some of those smaller stamps that are sometimes overlooked in a new set.  I chose the Altenew set 'Beautiful Day' for this card.

The technique of spotlighting the sentiment, gives a one-layer card a little extra dimension.

 Soft blue shading around the circle also adds to the dimension.

  • Start by cutting a circle mask, and then - using a Misti or stamp positioning tool - stamp your selected flower image.  I kept to the left side of the card, as that was the design I was aiming for.
  • Remove the mask, clean the stamps and then stamp in exactly the same place with a pale pink ink.
  • Cut the same size circle as the mask from thickish card, and place this over the original circle.  Using a black fine liner pen, carefully draw around the inside of the circle.
  • Colour the main image with Copics or Pencils, being sure not to colour in the circle area.
  • To fill as much of the card front as you wish, randomly stamp flower images across the front of the card in the pale pink ink.
  • Stamp your sentiment in black - I used the Mom sentiment from Altenew's 'Forever Grateful' stamp set.

I added a contrast strip of washi tape and a few sequins and rounded the front right edge.

I hope you give this technique a try - and check out Julie's work too if you have the time!

Thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. Very beautiful I really want to try out the sentiment spotlighting technique...

  2. Your card is so very beautiful Ann, great idea to spotlight the sentiment!

  3. It's so pretty Ann. Works fabulously with this set.


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