Hi card making friends, my share today is created with the Stampin Up Penned and Painted and the Spotlight Technique.
The Spotlight Technique is our challenge this month for Totally Techniques:
As a result you will be getting all kinds of great ideas from our Design Team on different ways you can accomplish the technique and with a variety of Stampin Up Stamps:
For my card today I ended up doing THREE Techniques – read on to see what they are.
Sandi’s Tips & Tricks:
- First of all, my finished card is 4 x 9 which fits into a legal size envelope you can purchase at the stationary stores, so you cut the Thick Whisper White at 8 x 9 and score it at 4
- The art piece is 2-7/8 x 6-7/8 also in Thick Whisper White and I used a small amount of snail to attach it to the card base before I started my stamping and I purposely stamped off the edge of the art piece. Consequently, this adds another technique to the card – the Double Time Technique.
- Next, I used the Layering Circle Framelits to die cut two circles which I then laid on my worktable and used the “fill in” stamps from the stamp set to add my colours, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi. The Stamp Set is a Two Step Stamping Set….so that became my third technique.
- Finally, I cut two circles just a big bigger to use as mats – the NEW Laying Circle Framelits Set is Perfect for this step.
- Attach the art pieces to the mats.
- Attach the background piece to the Marina Mist mat cut at 3 x 7 before attaching it to the actual card base.
- Use Dimensionals to pop up the two circle art pieces, line up the stamping and then attach to the card.
- My sentiment is simple and understated – just a little “hello” from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set
- I kept my embellishments simple, just a few rhinestones and pearls.
Alas, everything was not clean and simple when making this next card: I also needed an anniversary card….so I stepped it up a bit
All the basic instructions are the same then I went to town on the embellishments, LOL..Two sprigs of leaves were die cut using the Rose Garden Thinlits, a doily was harmed in the creation of this project, some gold thread was intertwined behind the leaves and doily and finally a stamped sentiment from Timeless Love…
Now it’s time to go and see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for this month’s Technique Challenge:
Click the button below to Hop on over to Patrice’s blog
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of everyone involved in the hop today
Sandi MacIver – Canada – You are here
Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
Amy Koenders – USA
Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
Marine Wiplier – France
Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
Heather Wright-Porto – USA
Nadine Weiner – Germany
Alison Solven – Canada
- Card Base: Thick Whisper white 8 x 9- score and fold at 4
- Art Piece: Thick Whisper White 2-7/8 x 6-7/8
- Mat: Marina Mist 3 x 7
- Additional Piece of Marina Mist 3-1/2 x 6 to die cut two circles for mats behind the “spotlights”