Saturday, January 12, 2008

Garden Whimsy Spotlight

What?? Two posts in one day?! Well, I don't like to leave too much text on here... you all come for the PICTURES, don't you?! So I will go ahead and reach into my files for a card that never got posted. You can tell this one is older because the photo was taken outside instead of under my new Ott light!

This is a fun technique called Spotlighting... where you draw attention to one small piece of your image by coloring it in, while leaving the rest very plain (or uncolored). I used Garden Whimsy on this card, and inked the flower in Going Gray (or Basic Gray... can't remember) onto Naturals White cardstock. That was then layered onto Basic Black. Then I inked the flower back up with a Rose Red marker and stamped it onto some scratch paper. I punched the colored tulip out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and matted it onto Basic Black that I punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch. I lined it up with the gray flower and popped it up with dimensionals (which is why you see the shadow so prominently in the photo). The Rose Red strip below the flowers was dry embossed using the Crop-a-Dile and layered onto a Basic Gray base. The ribbon is the Basic Gray Taffeta, and the sentiment is stamped with Rose Red, sponged, and punched with the Large Oval punch.

There. I feel better about leaving you now! ...but I'll be back on Monday. I've got another mailbox to show you!


Renée said...

Love this card. The simplicity of the design really makes this technique pop out. I have got to say that I love your blog and am so glad I found it!

Karen said...

Love this idea! I also love the colors you chose! Awesome!

Arctic Spring said...

Love this card - the colors and design are beautiful!!!