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April 06, 2014


Hey all :) I hope you are all having a great weekend.

I'm back with a DT creation for Visible Image Stamps

Meet Isabella, Isn't she gorgeous?! She comes as part of a fab set called Isabella Lost Love.

The word and the rose stamped in the corner, are also both part of this set (and there's more!) and they are both just as great to use on their own, but this time they accompany Isabella herself :) 

I have been wanting to make a spotlight card for some time now and am regularly inspired by those I see around blogland, including those made by my wonderful friends and DT sisters :) So here is my first attempt.

The great thing about a spotlight card is you can really highlight one area or a couple of areas. You also get various forms of spotlight cards, different shaped spotlights, innies or outies! I picked an outie as I wanted to be able to mat my spotlight on a matching colour.

Isabella was stamped twice and embossed to help the black lines pop. I chose to highlight Isabellas face and the heart she is holding and so cut this area out using a Sizzix die. 

Both images were then coloured using Promarkers.
The parts of her not spotlighted were coloured with greys only and the spotlit area was coloured as I would normally. I then matted the normal layer, over the grey scale layer and mounted both onto matching card.

Now she was meant to be on a bright and happy feeling background lol, but I started playing with my mica powders and wow did they pop on black card, so I instead used black card as my base layer and stamped directly onto this! The most difficult part was that the card was shiny and so the stamp was very difficult to keep still! 

The rose in the corner was stamped across both the image layer and the base layer. I popped some matching ribbon across the bottom and a little matching heart gem in the other corner. 
I was quite pleased for my first spotlight card, I hope you like it.

Don't forget to check out the April tag Challenge for your chance to win an amazing prize of a £20 spend on Visible Image's superb stamps. You can check out my DT Challenge inspiration HERE

Materials used:
Visible Image stamp set - Isabella Lost Love
Black and turquoise card from stash
Jet Black Archival ink
Clear Embossing powder
White card from stash
Turquoise Perfect Pearls
Turquoise heart gem from stash
Turquoise ribbon - Wilkinsons
Sticky Embossing powder - Amazon

Don't forget to check out the blog for more amazing DT inspiration.

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Challenges entered:
Creata Challenge - Say it with flowers (rose in corner)
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic tac toe (Gems - heart in corner, free, pink - her cape)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapping everyday Miracles - Faith, Hope, Love (I've used love)
I love Promarkers - CAS
Deep Ocean Challenge - For a friend
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Colour a stamped image
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Dies or punches
Kit and Clowder - Add blue


  1. This is gorgeous Samantha, love this image and the beautiful way you have showcased her on your card.
    Linda xxx

  2. Samantha i totally love this, i have been wanting to do one for ages and you have just made me want to do one even more !! I love the colours you have used xxx

  3. Beautiful! Love the double stamping had not thought of that. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Love this spotlight technique Samantha...beautiful coloring...gorgeous card. So glad you linked up with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles this month!

  5. This is very creative, nice work! :)

  6. This is a great technique Samantha, love the colouring too - will definitely give it a go! Jill x

  7. Beautiful card. Love the colours and love how you coloured her hair. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  8. Oh my goodness! I have never heard of this technique and I must say I am very impressed. Your card is breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

  9. Terrific design, Sam! Just adore Isabella and her melancholy look! So beautiful! Love the spotlight technique too! xx

  10. This is lovely, thanks for joining in at I love Promarkers. Good Luck, Lou DT x

  11. Beautiful card, Samantha! Your coloring is awesome - love this spotlighting technique and I really like the color of your embossed "LOVE" Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  12. Hey Sam. You won a prize on the Crafting with Dragonflies blog hop! If you email me your addy, I can get it sent out to you!

    Also, gorgeous card! Love the spotlight technique! x

  13. Gorgeous! Lovely coloring and embossing.
    Thanks for sharing with us at SEM

  14. Your creation is lovely Samantha and just perfect for our Dies and Punches theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x
    I have a Grand Calibur to be won here

  15. Beautiful, thanks for playing along in the Creata challenge. Gill DT

  16. Stunning card Sam, I love the clean lines, and the spotlight is definitely a wowza. Hugs P xxxxx

  17. Isabella is beautiful. Great coloring work. Thanks for playing with us at SEM.

  18. This is beautiful and your coloring is fantastic!

  19. This is truly beautiful spotlight card. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x


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