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Author name: Laurie Case

Spotlight Technique

Good morning!! Laurie with you on this Sunday morning to share a card featuring the spotlight technique. There are many variations to this technique but it basically involves highlighting a particular image with die cutting, stamping or colouring.

For my card, I focused on highlighting one specific colour.

I used the Slow Down Snail Stamp Set from Flora & Fauna and focused on the colour pink. You can see I did some very simple masking to create this little scene. I absolutely love Flora & Fauna!!

I focused on the colour pink and used no other other colours. It’s a very clean and simple card design. To finish up, I trimmed down the panel, matted it onto a pink piece of cardstock and adhered it to a white cardbase.

Like I said, this technique has many variations. Some more complicated than others! Check out Pinterest for tons of examples!

Sadly, this is my last post for Scrap N Stamp Canada. I want to thank Raya for having me for the past couple of years and to the awesome ladies on the design team! And thank YOU for stopping by!!

Laurie

Simple & Quick Black and White Card

Hello and welcome back! Laurie with you today to share a very quick card. Black and White is today’s theme on the SNS Facebook Page…you should check it out if haven’t already.

I started by creating a 4.25X4.25 inch card base. I had some scrap, black cardstock that I decided to cut into strips. They measure 3/4″. I ended up cutting 2 of each strip and gluing them together to give a little dimension. The florals come from the Fun Flowers Stamps and Dies from MFT. This is a simple and, like the name says, fun little floral set.

Now because the theme is black and white, I didn’t colour the images. I did add a little grey shading though. Before adhering the black strips to the base, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Love Bugs Stamp Set. I thought it fit the card perfectly.

I adhered the flowers to the card using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. I added a bit of shine to the flower centres with a glitter pen as well as a few clear sequins.

As an afterthought, I took a black pen and added a sketchy line around the perimeter.

And that’s the finished card! This came together very quickly as there was no colouring involved. This would actually be a great card to mass produce!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to enter your creations on the FB page!!

Laurie

Heart Shaped Card!

Hello and welcome back! It’s Laurie with you today to share a simple, heart shaped card. I love getting the most out of my nesting die sets and making shaped cards is one of the best ways to use them.

You can use pretty much any shape you’d like but today I chose hearts. I’m using an older die set from Hero Arts called the Infinity Hearts Nesting Dies. I started by cutting two hearts out of white cardstock using the largest die in the set.

Next, take one of the dies and score along the top. In this case, I score 3/4″ which came to the dip.

Adhere the two pieces together using a double sided adhesive. Obviously, this card will not stand upright but there’s an easy fix. simply cut off the point of the heart on the back panel.

And now it will stand!

To decorate the front of my card, I used the second largest die in the set along with a piece of patterned paper from the Woodgrain Whimsy Paper Pad from MFT. I adhered that to the card base. And to keep with the die cutting theme of this card, I used the Freshly Picked Die Set (also from MFT). I used a bunch of scrap cardstock from my stash and created the bouquet.

The bouquet ended up being larger than I had anticipated but it worked out in the end. I adhered it towards one side of the card with the vase handing over the end. This didn’t interfere with the way the card stood up.

The sentiment comes from the You Make Me Smile Set from Gina K Designs. To make it fit on the card, I snipped the sentiment into individual words.  A few pearl accents, some white pen details, and I called this card finished!

Thank you for stopping in! I hope you found a little inspiration here today!

Until next time!!

Laurie

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