August 24, 2010

Cherry Blossom - Spotlight Card

I saw a card on the Cricut message board where they made a card using a spotlight technique and I just fell in love with how it looked.  Sorry I can't remember who it was to give them credit.  It is a technique where you stamp an image twice and on one of them only color part of it, cut that part out and put it on top of the other stamped image.  It can easily be done with a digital image as well, which is what I used.

You can also color the second image and then cut out just a circle from it and place that on top.  I chose to color just the flower and then place it on top with pop dots and curled up the petals.  This was such a perfect image for this technique that I wish I knew how to put in a link so you could get the image. It was colored using my Prisma color pencils and gamsol.  I believe I found it by Google-ing flower images.

The background paper is from a paper pack that I bought at Costco a long time ago and it is fabric like.  Doesn't not cut well with your Cricut but sure makes a nice background.   The center of the flower is Martha Stewart tiny glass beads, I love these but man they can get all over the place. 

When I first made this card I thought the image was a poppy so that is why there is poppy brads along the right side.  Oops I love poppies so I guess it was just wishful thinking.
Here is a closer picture of the flower.  I so want to do another one of these with another image but keep getting side tracked.  So many neat things to do and not enough time and I have all day to work on my cards LOL!
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Sharon said...

This is just soooooo beautiful!!!! I oh sooo looove all of your flowers!! :)

mforquer said...

This is just gorgeous Donna - this is another one of my favorites!! I think this is the card that I said - this girl needs a blog!!!

Cricut Couple said...

So beautiful Donna! Love the 3D effect on the flower and the colors are perfect!!!