June 12, 2012

Tuesday Tips or Techniques-Reverse Spotlighting!

What is "Reverse Spotlighting"? It's when you highlight part of your image by punching a window and layering a stamped image underneath the window. I created this card before the retired stamp list came out for this year so a few of these stamp sets are now retired but you can substitute with any stamps to complete this technique. Take a peek:

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Stamp your main image randomly all over your cardstock. Using a circle punch (any size), punch out part of your images. Here I punched out 3 total:

Step 2: Stamp the same image again on cardstock using a different ink color and cut out your shapes, either by hand or with a coordinating punch:

Step 3: Adhere the punched shapes to the back of your windows, aligning them perfectly:

Step 4: Using a different colored cardstock than the piece you started with, glue your card front to layer. Complete your card:

I used 4 different cardstock colors in this sample and then added a sentiment:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
  • Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamps: Tiny Tags, Floral Fillers (retired), Oval All (retired)
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