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The Spotlight Technique using Rose Wonder

Rose Wonder Spotlight Technique cropped_May 19 2016

As soon as I saw the Rose Wonder stamp set and matching Rose Garden Thinlits in the Occasions Catalogue, I knew I had to have them!  And I have had so much fun using them for all kinds of different techniques.

I thought I would try using the large rose stamp from Rose Wonder to make a card using the Spotlight Technique.  In this technique, only part of the image is coloured, making it the spotlight of the card.  It’s the first time I’ve used this technique, and I think it turned out really pretty!  I will definitely be trying this technique with other stamp sets!

I used Shimmery White cardstock to stamp the image on, and coloured the focal image using Old Olive, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral ink pads and reinkers with my Aquapainter.  The coloured image is matted on Basic Black, and the card base is Calypso Coral.  The sentiment is from Endless Thanks.

Let me know what you think!




A Thank You Card Awash With Flowers

I am really loving this set!  It makes it super easy to make a beautiful card that looks like it took hours to make.  Especially with the clear mount option!

I had to make a thank you card, and I hadn’t had a chance to ink this set up so I thought it would be perfect.  The friend that I was making the card for loves the Cottage Wall DSP, so I started with that.  I also had to use the new Square Lattice embossing folder in the Summer Mini because it’s just gorgeous.

I used my BigShot to cut the scallop circle and the Circle Scissors Plus to cut the circle of Whisper White.  Then I stamped my flowers.

I normally take my photos with natural light in front of a window, but these were taken at my sister-in-law’s house at night, and my camera just didn’t get the colours right….so you’ll have to take that into account when looking at these pictures.

Tip: I stamped a couple of flowers on sticky notes and cut them out to mask off some of the flowers I had already stamped.  This allowed me to stamp flowers in the background without stamping on top of the flowers I had stamped first.


Stamp Sets – Awash with Flowers, Matchbox Messages
Inks – Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Pale Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories – Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, BigShot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Circles #2 die, Circle Scissors Plus, Rich Razzleberry 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponges

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's DayFirst of all, I would like to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.  It’s a tough job, but an amazing one….and we deserve to be celebrated! 🙂

I made this card for my sister-in-law, Sonia.  This was her first Mother’s Day, and I was so excited to make it for her!

I used the Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP (Designer Series Paper), for this card, and I absolutely LOVE it!  It’s so much thicker than normal DSP…it’s almost cardstock weight.  And the texture makes it really beautiful!

I coloured the stamped image with my ink pads and blender pens, and popped it up over the striped grosgrain ribbon, which I put over top of the cardstock matte for the stamped image.  The Kraft card base and the Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP are sponged just a bit with a sponge dauber and Close to Cocoa ink.  I added a flower ribbon slide from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit to add some subtle bling.

Hope she likes it!

Blooming with Love on Mother's Day


Stamp Sets – Blooming with Love
Inks – Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pads
Cardstock – Kraft, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories – Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit, Baja Breeze 5/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, sponge dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals