Saturday, February 12, 2011

Just Us Girls #71 - Spotlighting Technique

Happy Saturday! Just Us Girls has a great technique challenge chosen by Andrea...spotlighting! When was the last time you did that oldie but goodie challenge? It's such an easy technique...the most difficult part for me was choosing which stamp to use! Today I used a really cute stamp I've had for a long time but never inked up! This cute image is called Conway Tweetie from Whipper Snapper. I stamped it in Memento tuxedo black twice and cut out just the bird with a nestie. I colored that piece, put it on a pacific point scalloped nestie, and matched it up over the uncolored image. The bird part is "spotlighted" and pops off the uncolored image. I tried sewing again on my card...I like that look, but have a terrible time with the bobbin! The sentiment is from the Critters with Heart stamp set from My Time Made Easy. I managed to bend the sentiment on my block to get the curved look. I added silver pearls to finish it off.

The sketch is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, but I didn't use the rectangle inside of the big circle.

Stop by the JUGs blog to see the spotlighting technique samples by the DT and guest designer, Lori. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Conway Tweetie (Whipper Snapper), Critters with Heart (MTME)
Paper: PTI white, summer sun, pacific point, Good Morning Sunshine dp (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, EK success border punch, silver pearls, star dust stickles, sewing machine, dimensionals


Andrea M said...

Lisa this is the "tweetest" card!!! I know, right! The hardest part is just choosing a stamp set! But this set is PERFECT! The little bird is fantastic spotlighted! Love the DPs and layout too! Great inspiration!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Lisa! This card is so darn cute! That little bird is precious! I just ant to pinch his cheeks!

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa this is ador-able! What a cute little birdie and such fresh warm colors - I am SO ready for spring - your card made me smile - well done and nice way to use the senti - I love to use clear stamps for that very purpose! Have a great weekend.

Kathryn B said...

Awesome color combo Lisa! This is soo stinkin' "tweet"! Love the zig-zag stitching border and your curved sentiment!

Dawn B. said...

I love these colors together Lisa.. They are prefect for your card. I love spotlighting. It is fun when you have a stamp like this.. Great job.

Monique said...

I just have to say it Lisa... This is so Tweet lol... Seriously cute..Fresh color combo and full of spring feeling... Cute Cute cute!!!

Elise said...

THAT lil' birdy image and your use of this WONDERFUL {and ADDICTING} technique just made my afternoon a WHOLE LOT CUTER! Thanks for that, my dear! :o) Yipeeee!

Lori said...

OMGosh!! What an amazing card! I just LOVE that little bird, and the colors are perfect!!


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