Mr. Moose is in the spotlight today! By using the Spotlight Technique I am only highlighting a portion of the moose image. This is a fun technique that is an oldy but goody!
The Spotlight Technique is a simple one to accomplish. This card was made as part of the Make My Monday Challenge that I am a Design Team Member for. You can join in the fun by creating your own version and then adding your card on the challenge page. Simply click on the picture below to go to the page.
My version of the spotlight was created by using the Heart Punch, the smaller one, and punching a heart from a scrap of cardstock. Next I placed the negative, the scrap of cardstock with the heart missing, over the stamped image of Mr. Moose. After finding the perfect section to color, I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to draw around the inside of the negative. A quick and easy method. You may use any shape you wish as long as you are not covering the majority of the image. By using the heart I thought it was a bit different and shows love for Mr. Moose.
Because the stamped image of Mr. Moose is so large I did not add a sentiment. But there are cute sentiments included in the stamp set named All Bundled Up, as well as a few other cute critters. You may remember that I used the Raccoon last week. There is also a bunny and a bird. Mr. Moose is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using Stampin’ Blends. As mentioned above the spotlight shape was drawn using a Black Stampin’ Write Marker. This is the only marker that is available individually. It is a very handy tool to have.
Leaving the paper discussion to last was very difficult for me. This paper is amazing!! It is from the Lights Aglow 6X6 Designer Series Paper. All of the sheets are gorgeous but this is my favorite. The gold simply shines and I am in love with the design on this sheet. The colors used are very similar to the Raccoon card from last week. But after seeing this piece of paper, I knew it was The One to help Mr. Moose be the star!
And to further help Mr. Moose shine, I added more gold to bring out the gold in the DSP piece. It is not just a plain Gold Foil however. This is the Gold and Rose Gold 6×6 Metallic Specialty Paper. It carried over to the current Annual Catalog from last year’s Fall Mini. And I am so happy. Both colors in this paper pack are wonderful. Before you shake your head at me for wasting some of this beautiful paper, rest assured that I took this into consideration. I cut the layer behind Mr. Moose from the center of the larger gold layer. No one but me would know, and it saves a second piece of the paper. Now you can released the shocked breath you took after seeing two layers of gold! 🙂
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