Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Creative Crew: Rainbow Spotlight

We all need some encouragement in our lives sometimes. And rainbows. Lots and lots of rainbows!! This card is the result of the Creative Crew Catalog Focus challenge this month. Take a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.com and use your favorite new SU product.

Well, I am loving the new In-Colors!! I can't get enough of them! And I used a couple of them on this card with the Spotlighting technique. I don't have a MISTI, so I had to improvise a bit and plan for some wiggle room :) Here is how I did it:
  1. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to 4¼"x11", score in half at 5½". This is the card base.
  2. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake to 4"x5¼". Cut a piece of watercolor paper to about 1½"x4½". 
  3. Stamp Rainbow on the watercolor piece with part of it off the bottom, use Archival Black ink. Color each letter a different color in rainbow order with an Aqua-painter: Real Red, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, and Rich Razzleberry. 
  4. Lay the watercolor panel down on the Crumb Cake panel where you want it to be. Ink up your image with Crumb Cake ink, then slide the watercolor panel up until you can stamp the image where the watercolor panel with overlay it, but you can still use the panel as a reference. 
  5. Repeatedly stamp the rainbow image all over the Crumb Cake panel and alone the bottom edge of the inside of the card base.
  6. Lay the watercolored panel over the image you intend to spotlight and trim down to the right size, starting with the ends, and trimming the top down to just above the image. By leaving extra paper to begin with, it gives you wiggle room to adjust the angle and the centering of the image.
  7. Stamp the other pieces of the sentiment in Archival Black ink above and below the panel.
  8. Outline the Crumb Cake panel with a white gel pen or chalk pencil.
  9. Apply dimensionals to the back of the water color panel and adhere to the Crumb Cake panel. Then apply dimensionals to the back go the completed panel and adhere to the cardfront. (I am still using coasters for all of this). All done!
 Here is a side view which shows all of the dimension, and a peek at the stamping inside. I made this a top-fold card, just because I felt like it!

Have you tried the spotlight technique? I think it has a lovely and dramatic feel!

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