Beauty in the Spotlight! If you haven’t tried the Spotlight technique — the goal is to make just part of your image POP! For this fun-filled challenge, let’s use this technique and ‘spotlight’ only a portion of your image with color! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creation HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB11. You have until June 30th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!
Sorry my post comes up a bit late…..I totally missed that today is the first Monday of the month. I spend the weekend in the backyard, reading two out of a Trilogy of Fantasy books. Now I am on withdrawal. I have to wait until the last book is written (Wardstone Trilogy, if anyone is interested. If you liked the Sword of Truth and Wheel of Time series, you will like this one!)
For my sample I chose still one of my favorite Flourishes sets, the Gerber Daisies. I stamped the image twice on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. One image was cut and embossed with the second largest Petite Oval Nestabilities die, the second only partial with a Circle Nestabilities die.
The partial image was colored with Copic Markers (Y13, Y15, Y17, E97, E99, E29, YG01, YG03, YG17). The images were masked, the die put back in place and the outside of the daisies were sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Both shapes were layered on black cardstock, cut and embossed with the next size oval/circle die.
The circle layers were adhered to the oval ones before all layers were adhered to a White Scallop Oval layer, cut and embossed with the largest of the Petite Scallop Oval Nestabilities dies.
A 4″ wide strip of white cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Classic Scallop Borderabilities dies and adhered stitched under a 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of October Afternoon Thrift Shop patterned paper. A 4″ x 5″ piece of Weathervane paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock. The strip was adhered over these layers and May Arts Gingham Ribbon was tied around it.
The image layers were adhered to the layers with dimensionals. Since an additional layer for a sentiment would make this card look too crowded, I stamped dear friend ,also from the Gerber Daisies set, directly on the lower right hand side of the image oval.
A small border decoration was cut and embossed with one of the new Parisian Accent dies out of black cardstock and adhered to the top right of the card. Snow Kaisercraft Pearls on the accent as well as under the spotlight portion of the image finish of the card front. Everything was adhered to the card base, a 4 1/2″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock folded in half, with dimensionals.
Check out what the rest of the design team has created!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I apologize for being so late today. With the kids last school day being tomorrow, Orthodontist appointments, house inspection and grocery shopping….I just couldn’t get it done. I can’t believe the packers are coming in three weeks. Or should I say I hope we get packers to come. We still don’t have an official date. Military…sigh!
Have a great evening.
Hugs and smiles