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Friday, July 8, 2011

Technique Blog Hop ~ spotLIGHTing

Happy Friday, and welcome to another Angel Company Blog Hop on The Savvy Projects Blog!! Today is a "Technique" Hop and we are featuring "Spotlighting"! Don't tell anyone, but this is a new technique for me, I have never used this technique before, shhhhh... :)
 That is the wonderful thing about these blog hops, you get to try out new things and if you follow the hop, you get to see all the wonderful creations that everyone else made! So many ideas, and different points of view to inspire you!! Exciting! Even better, get your Angel Company stamps out and join in the fun!!
My first card today uses a new set from Nina B. called "Fairy Wishes".  The spotlighting technique is where you stamp your image twice,  then use a punch or die cut shape to "spotlight" an area of the image, coloring only that small area that you have punched out. Don't you just love this set!? The sentiment is one of my favorite sayings!!
I decided to add a cut out 3-D butterfly, just to see how that looked, it's fun to play!
 I also added some shimmer to the wings with my stardust gelly pen, it just doesn't seem to show up in the picture. These are not colors I would normally use either, but I am liking the combination! I am pretty pleased with this card, my first "Spotlighting" ever!! :)
This is my second card. For this one I used a couple more new sets called "Be Fabulous", and "For Everything". I love these sets together! I stamped the pattern from "For Everything" onto the kraft card stock with a Cloud White Vesa Magic ink pad. (It might have been nice if I had used Momento Rich Cocoa ink for this instead.) I colored my "Spotlighted" area, then added my layers, the ribbon and buttons just finished it all off! So what do you think?
I hope that you will head over to The Savvy Projects Blog and take a look at all the other ideas using this fun technique, that's where I am going now!! Or better yet, join in the fun, we would all love to see your creation "Spotlighted"! Add a link to your card or project at the bottom of the "Spotlighting" Post on The Savvy Projects Blog!! Now I am off to see everyone fabulous art work!! :)

Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend!! Thanks for stopping here!!

Edited to add: You have to check out Deb Miller's card, apparently we were on the creative wave length, I think I like her card better, much more polished!

23 comments:

Debra Miller said...

That is hilarious - almost did a spotlight on Fairy Wishes. Both cards are awesome.

Julie Robinson said...

what a great card!

Julie Robinson said...

love this. It is a beauty!

Danni said...

What amazing and gorgeous cards!! You know that first one can be put in an envelope addressed to me...hehe!! Fabulous job!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card!

thestampingbug said...

beautiful cards! Love the colors you selected in the butterfly card and that you "popped" the spotlight. Love the ribbon and button treatment on the second card. K

Chris said...

sigh...so very beautiful! Both of them but I love the 3D idea on top of it all. You are amazing!!

mischelle smith said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE the 3D! The first was GORGEOUS and then I saw the 3D! I didn't think you could perfect it any more but you did! The sunflower is GORGEOUS as well! WOW!

Christine Pennington said...

both are beautiful. i am using fairy wishes too..it's funny because i was going to do a 3d butterfly too--i am way too predictable! lol i might have to do something different tonight. ;o)

Holly said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the butterfly~ what a great stamp! Your 3-D butterfly ROCKS!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Angela!

Chelsea said...

Love the 3d butterfly!

Risa said...

You always were an over achiever! TWO CARDS. Not just any two cards, but two rockin cards! I love the butterfly...I was going to use that image. The suflower one is GEORGOUS too! You knocked this one out of the park baby!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Perfect Angela. I love the way your butterfly is "out" of the spotlighting circle but is still only spotlighted in that part. Both cards are lovely!

Glittered Paws said...

Stunning cards - especially love the butterfly - great 3-D effect.

Sonia said...

Hi!
Love your fabulous cards! especially the 3D-butterfly, wonderful creation and I love it.
Great job!
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Michelle said...

holy moly...LOVE the first one and then it blew my mind to see the 3D portion...girlfriend you are AMAZING!! LOVE your creations!!

StampinCarol said...

WOW! Love the 3D effect with the butterfly! And the 2nd card is pretty fantastic, too!

Maria said...

You always take the card a step further then I would even consider. Perfect both of them!

Kim said...

Love them both Angela, wonderful colors & design! Can't wait to get my order now....

Mary said...

Beautiful work again - as always! LOVE the color schemes and extra detail!

bboo said...

Angela, this is the most beautiful card ever!!!!!!! I am going to order this stamp set for sure now and try this technique too! Thanx for the inspiration! becky

Trudy Osborn said...

These are both breathtaking!!! WOW!

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