You Are Always In My Heart (Always In My Heart) – Spotlight Technique

by Kylie

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a card which features one of my favourite techniques – the Spotlight Technique.  It is such an easy technique but looks so effective.

All you need to do is select some lovely black and white designer series paper which has some images you can colour. For this card, I used the gorgeous True Love Designer Series Paper.  I picked out a part of the paper which had the images I wanted.  I then cut it to the size of my card front, allowing a small margin for a border as I wanted to see some of the Basic Black cardstock base.  Once this was cut I used the Layering Ovals Dies to cut out a panel from the centre. You can use any shaped die you like, and position this die wherever it looks best to you.

Colour in the die cut piece with your preferred colouring medium – I used the Stampin’ Blends.  Next layer this image on Basic Black cardstock.  Match up the die-cut piece so it positions back into place perfectly.  You can attach this piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a bit of a lift or simply stick it straight down with Seal, as I did here.  Now you have created the Spotlight on your card.

Add your sentiment – mine was from the Always In My Heart stamp set – and voila! You are done!  Okay, I wasn’t quite done – I added a little bit of subtle interest with some Matte Black Dots.  Now you are done!  Let’s take a closer look…

Here’s the card


Have you tried the Spotlight technique?  Are you as big a fan as I am?  If you haven’t given it a go, I hope this encourages you to do so.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set, die set, etc, also comes a part of a bundle or suite, I link to all so that you have choices.  I also link refills and basic supplies like adhesives which correspond with items used to make my projects.  These links take you to my online store.

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