Time for Part 3 of my Spotlighting Technique tutorial!
Again, you don't need to read these in order, as they are actually 3 separate techniques. Also, don't forget that I did create this 3-part tutorial 4 or 5 years ago, so the stamps I used are now retired :( But here is a new butterfly set! There are others as well. Let me know if I can help you find a stamp you are looking for!
Spotlighting Technique #3 - Reverse Spotlighting using Punches
This is probably my favorite of the three, but it's hard to choose! I love them all!
*detailed image stamp(s)... (one that's easy to cut around is best this time!)
*white, black, and other colors of cardstock
*black dye-ink pad (one that won't bleed) or black staz-on
*paper punches: circles or squares, or other shapes will work also.
Step 1. Stamp your detailed image randomly onto your white cardstock.
I will do a card and a scrapbook page border here.
For my card I started with a white piece of cs, 5" x 3.75"
For the border I didn't measure, but you can decide based on the size of your page and the size of your stamps.
Step 2. Here's the fun part... take your punches and make swiss cheese! (Careful not to go overboard)
TIP: Don't punch away parts of the image that would be hard to cut around, such as the butterfly's antennae.
Step 3. Stamp your image onto a few colors of cardstock. (Or one color is fine, depending on the look you want)
(I stamped more than I needed...)
Step 4. Cut them out. Notice I didn't worry about cutting around the antennae!
Step 5. Now you will line up and adhere your cut-out image(s) behind the images on the swiss cheese you made.
Repeat for each image that overlaps into a hole.
Step 6. Now you will add your next layer. Here I used a 5.25" x 4" piece of black cs.
Step 7. Trim off any of the images that are hanging off the black cs.
(This is easier to do from the back... especially on a corner.)
For the scrapbook page, you could choose to leave them hanging off of the border if you like.
But I trimmed mine... (forgot about those silly antennae!)
Step 8. Finish your project!
For my card, I used a 8.5" x 5.5" piece of orange cs folded in half to create a 5.5" x 4.25" standard size card base... Added some ribbon and a stamped quote... all done!
Another card example:
(Not sure how I feel about this one... maybe a few too many holes... lol... but i spent too much time cutting out those bees to not include it! LOL)
and the inside... using the technique from Part 2!
A mini 3x3 card:
There you have it... Three fun ways to do the Spotlighting Technique! I hope you enjoyed this 3-part tutorial. Happy Stamping!