Monday, 16 August 2010

Here’s my DT sample for this week’s Crafty Cardmakers’ Challenge Spotlight, which this week is the Spotlight Technique.

I used a jigsaw piece for my spotlight and here’s how it was made.

First, stamp the image (Stampendous) and the Greeting (SU) in Versafine Onyx black, then clear emboss. 

Ink up stamp again and place a jigsaw piece (primed with gesso if it’s patterned) on the inked stamp in the part of the image you want to spotlight (or highlight) – I chose the heart.

Clear emboss, then colour the parts of the image on the jigsaw piece (I painted with Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Victorian Rose, Dried Marigold, Barn Door), outline with black marker, then attach to the image where it fits. 

You could always highlight your spotlight piece with Glossy Accents, clear Embossing powder or UTEE and you can use any shape you like for your spotlight. 
 
Add three toning brads in bottom right hand corner, then mount first onto toning pink card, then onto a folded brown card. Easy peasy.

There are some FAB samples from my teamies on the Design Team, so head on over to Crafty Cardmakers’ Challenge to check them out!  We’d love you to join us this week!

24 very much appreciated comments:

Helen said...

I have that stamp - hardly ever used it, but I love what you've done with it here.

Larisa said...

What a nice idea to use the cokoured puzzle detail on black and white work - this looks great. I had a thought about too but you made it first )) I love this )))

Dotpat said...

Love your spotlight card Cath and your scrappy ones

Sally H said...

That's beautiful! I love those warm colours

Jack said...

This is sch a fabulous stamp and love the jigsaw spotlight. xx

Jenni said...

Love your spotlight card and the image you've used. Your explanation of how it was achieved was great - will have to try this technique myself.
Jenni x

JeanFB said...

This is beautiful - I love the idea of using the puzzle piece for your spotlight area!

Sarah A said...

Hiya Cath

Amazing project, love how you have used the jigsaw piece, it has given me an idea of what to do with the jigsaw pieces you sent me.

Sarah x

Sid said...

Lovely birthday card idea !!

Zoechaos said...

Cool! Love the idea of a jigsaw piece for the higlight and the colours are very pretty. xx Zoe

Martina2801 said...

Stunning work, Cath! Love your creation.

Carol Q said...

I have very fond memories of this stamp. Great idea to use a jigsaw piece for the highlight Cath.

Chris said...

This is gorgeous, Cath. I love how you've used a jigsaw piece as the spotlight.

Tracy Evans said...

I love this stamp and technique, one I use quite frequently. Love your creation, very striking. Tracy Evans x

cockney blonde said...

Love your spotlight card Cath. Never thought about using a jigsaw piece though. Beautifully done, x

Cor* said...

Super great idea of the jigsaw piece. The close up pictures is perfect. At first I didn't see it, then it was as clear as day! Great card for sure.

Paul said...

Cor that's one delicious stamp image. And I love how you've used a jigsaw piece to embellish your card. Very creative to have used it as a spotlight technique. The colours are gorgeous, the pink and peach meld beautifully together. Px

crafty creations said...

Stunning card with gorgeous colouringx Hilda

stampdiva said...

Eye popping gorgeousness. Not sure I have ever tried this technique. You pulled this off big time. Lynne x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous use of the jigsaw piece and all that colour, it looks stunning against the black and white xxxx

Lin said...

I love the way you chose to use a jigsaw piece for your spotlight, so different and so clever.

Lovely soft subtle colours in the spotlighted area too.

Lin xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Beautiful card Cath didn't realise it was a jigsaw piece till you said
Anne x

Anke said...

Adorable Cath, wonderful idea with the puzzle.

Hugs
Anke

Tinkertaylor said...

Hi Cath just catching up on your blog( been on hols) just love this card it's stunning. I would never have guessed it was a jigsaw piece. I can't stop looking at it.