Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's a Spotlighting Technique!

Do you want to "shine a spotlight" on part of your stamped image? 

Spotlighting Technique is a fun way to use detailed stamps, color part of the image, punch out a portion of the image, and highlight it with glitter. It adds depth to your card or scrapbook page, and it's pretty easy to do. The results are fabulous!

I learned this technique on the weekend from my new Stampin'Up friends Nicole and Jenna.


Step #1 - Stamp your image twice (use black ink).

Step #2 - I coloured in the ears of the dog, nose of both dog and cat, and the ears of the cat on both images. Then I chose two colours (red and green). On the one image I coloured the dog's hat stripes,  and the cat's sweater stripes in red. On the second image I coloured the same areas with green.

Step #3 - With 2-Way glue, add glue to the areas you just coloured on both images, and sprinkle them with glitter. I used Glitzy Glitter by Stampendous (Diamond).


Step #4 - Choose one image you want to punch out a part(s) of, this will be used to highlight the other image. I used a Martha Stewart Snowflake punch.

Step #5 - Line up the layered punch out(s) over the main image that wasn't punch, and glue it down.

Step #6 - Finish your card. 

The base of this card is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I then added a piece of snowflake embossed paper where the snowflakes in view have been glittered. The image was double matted first with green and then red/white scrolls and then I added dimensions for some 3D affect.
Happy Card Making! ~ Sharka


  1. Sharka I love the cards !! :) They are wonderful

  2. Thank you Nicole. I thought they turned out really cute and it's all b/c I had great 'teachers' show me how!... hope you don't mind that I adv you and Jenna :)