Monday, August 22, 2016

SSINKspiration Technique Challenge #SSINKTC36: Spotlighting Vintage Leaves

Good morning! What a wonderful weekend, lots of traveling, sightseeing, and we safe and sound “at home” at Disneyland and ready for a week full of new experiences.  It’s also so great to have the family all together again, traveling separately from different cities was interesting but thankfully all worked out.  Of course while I’m away I know you may still be looking for some inspiration so I have projects scheduled all week so you won’t miss out.  Today it’s time for this month’s technique challenge over on the SSINKspiration blog and we’re focusing on spotlighting which is fun but I don’t use very often.   This is a great technique to highlight just a portion of an image, or if you have a large image to color in but don’t want to take the time to color it all in, you can just do a portion and let it be the focus.  Even though it’s summer and still crazy hot I know fall will be hear soon so I decided to head in that direction for this card with a fall flair.

I started with Cajun Craze cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Island Indigo cardstock as a mat for the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  On the cardfront I stamped leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set in Soft Suede ink.  I wrapped a piece of Delightful Dijon 5/8” Mini Striped Ribbon around the cardfront and then tied a knot.

I stamped one of the leaves as well on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and colored it in with sponge daubers before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits.  To help add more texture to the circle I scrunched it up and then flattened it and sponged lightly with Crumb Cake ink so it was aged and then matted it with a scalloped circle using Cajun Craze cardstock and the same framelit set and attached it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

The greeting is the Guys Greetings stamp set and was stamped on Crumb Cake ink with Cajun Craze ink before being cut out with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits and matted with Island Indigo cardstock (the greeting was attached to the cardfront with dimensionals). 

I forgot how fun and easy this technique is, will have to use it again, maybe in an upcoming class and the fall leaves and colors are a perfect reminder that summer is ending and we will eventually get a break from all the heat and humidity so we should enjoy these last days of summer to the fullest.  Make sure to check out the other design team members creations using this technique and then we would love for you to play along and share what you create using spotlighting.

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