Sometimes we get so caught up in the new that we forget some of the oldies. I’m talking about techniques. There’s always something new that I’m dying to try, and it’s easy to forget about the old classics. Which is why I decided to incorporate an old technique into a recent swap I did with some fellow demonstrators.
This spotlighting technique is SO easy. I started with a base in Rich Razzleberry, measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". The next layer is Basic Black cut to 5 1/4" x 4". Whisper White is cut to 3 3/4" x 5". Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the grouping of poppies across the card. On a second scrap of Whisper White, I stamped the image again and used the Layering Circles dies to cut it out. I then used Rich Razzleberry blends to colour the poppies on the cut out circle. I added Wink of Stella to give the poppies some shimmer and then used the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the coloured blooms. A layering oval is cut using the scalloped dies in Basic Black. Once the glue dried, the circle is mounted to the black and then loops of silver metallic thread are added behind the black before being mounted to the base using Stampin' Dimensionals. Try to line the image up with those on the base as closely as possible. The sentiment is stamped, also in Memento ink, and metallic silver pearls finish it off.
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