I have an old technique to share with you today .  It is called Spotlighting.  There are a few different versions of this technique.  Mine is a very simple one.

Stampin' Up!, Dragonfly Garden, Dandy Garden, Layering Circles, Jackie Beers

My version of spotlighting is to draw a circle, or any shape, around a section of a stamped image.  Then I only color the inside of the circle, leaving the rest of the image simply the ink color.  For this card I used the second smallest of the Layering Circles Dies.  I used my Black Stampin’ Write Marker , the hard tip, and went around the outside of the die.

The stamped image is from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set.  Actually I used two images, the flowers and the swarm of dragonflies.  I colored those images using Stampin’ Blends.  All of the colors are listed in the supply list.

The gorgeous DSP is the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper.  I wanted the beautiful color and at the same time hated to not use the other side.  It includes large and small dragonflies that are already colored.  They are perfect to punch with the Dragonfly Punch.  This stamp set bundles with the Dragonfly Punch.

I finished off the card with a triple strand of Linen Thread.  I LOVE my Linen Thread for garden theme cards.  I also added a touch of Wink of Stella to the dragonflies and the flowers.  I hate that it doesn’t really show in the picture.  It gives a touch of shimmer like they have some dew on them.

Here are the measurements for this card.

  • Base card of Granny Apple Green is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer is 5 X 3 3 /4
  • Granny Apple Green center layer is 4 3/4 X 2 1/4
  • Stamped layer is 4 5/8 X 2


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