Friday, 12 May 2017

Spotlights with Matching Backgrounds

Well I haven't managed much visiting, but I guess three posts in a reasonably short space of time is a pretty good achievement after my prolonged spell of inactivity.

We had another fun class last Saturday, only this time I restricted their choice of stamps to just a few floral ones.

We made a Spotlight card, which can be a great way of covering a bit of dodgy stamping.
Restamp the affected area on a scrap of card and then use a die or punch to create a panel to stick over the 'mistake'
In this instance I used my Square Stitched dies to cut out sections of the image and then mounted them on to black card stock.
Because I have used shapes with straight edges it is easy to trim the black card to create a narrow border.
These panels then fit exactly over the stamped image giving the illusion of a spotlight, but hiding the die cut hole underneath.
I created the background to the card from scraps. I end up with loads of these when trimming my mats and layers so it is great to be able to use them up.
I'm a bit of a hoarder, and these strips always look too good to throw away, so it's nice to find a use for them.
I chose my strips first, and then coloured the image to match.
I always take something away from a class that I have learnt from 'The Girls', even if it is just a colour combo,
or two as with the last four cards.
And of course it looks just as good without the spotlights.
I hope you have a good weekend.  Lets hope that the weather stays nice.
Happy Crafting and Hugs


  1. Gorgeous Kim, love them all. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

  2. I love this technique, makes the card look so different and very pretty stamps as well x


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