Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2/12 Swallowtail & Curly Cute with the Spotlighting Technique, Singles Awareness Night ~ Girls Night Out!

Good Evening Friends!  

Tonight I have a pretty simple card share.  Have you ever tried spotlighting?  It's a technique that I don't do often enough, but I love it with my Swallowtail Stamp!  We will be making this very simple card at my SANS Valentine (Singles Awareness Night Special) class.

The idea for my class came from a few friends who are Single talking about Valentine's Day.  I've always joked that it's Singles Awareness Day because those who don't have someone to snuggle up beside someone are VERY aware when the girl in the next cube gets flowers!  just sayin' :)

Thus, an idea was born!  I wanted to keep the cards simple enough so that my non-crafty friends might want to come hang out for some laughs, stamping, and of course chocolate!  (okay, maybe a glass of wine too).  Friends can come and make the 4 projects for a $10 supply fee, which is waived with a purchase (min $25).  Sound like fun?  Well, if you're in the area, you're invited.  Just click here to register

This card features the new BAH-UU-TI-FULL Swallowtail background stamp and the curly cute sentiment set from Stampin' Up!  I used a few circle punches to cut out the part of the butterfly I wanted to spotlight (and cover a big black mark on my card) to emphasize the beauty of this stamp in just the right way.

I used shimmer white and raspberry Ripple Card stock and Stazon Black Ink with 3 markers, pink pirouette, raspberry ripple and so saffron for coloring and highlighting.  I also used my aqua painter to move my Raspberry highlights. 

I punched the 1 3/8 circle punch right beside the big black mark I made by accident when I stamped my image where I could safely reach with my punch, so that the raspberry ripple 1 3/4" scallop punch would cover my mistake highlight the beautifully water colored area. HA!  Then I added some dazzling diamonds glitter with a 2-way glue pen.  Make a mistake?  Add a layer of paper and keep going! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for those of you who place orders with me regularly, thank you so much!  I wouldn't be able to continue without every single glue dot!  For those of you who offer words of kindness, I am so very lucky.  Thank you for leaving me comments too!   I so appreciate you all.

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Jeannette Gauthier said...

Love your post and of course your card too. Beautifully done. You do have a way with words. Wish I was close by.
I will be following your blog.:-)
Jeannette Gauthier
Canadian Stampin' Up demonstrator

Happy Stamper said...

I've never used this technique but you have inspired me. I love your idea for your singles. Great idea! Thank you for sharing.