Friday, February 20, 2015

Bold Spotlight - Fab Friday 58

  We are having yet another snow day here in Richmond so the kids are celebrating but there is something for me to celebrate.  It's a Fab Friday Challenge day!  Woo Hoo!  Even if the snow isn't keeping you home make time to play along with us and this fabulous sketch!  So much you can do with those panels!  And don't forget you have 2 weeks to rock our challenges so you can sit and ponder if you need to.

  Check out the sketch:

  I took a bit of liberty in tilting my square panel and layering the long flagged piece to the back but I think you can totally see the sketch in my card.  What do you think?

  I've been thinking about doing this spotlight technique for a while and just had to order the Blended Bloom stamp to try it out.  This sketch was the perfect chance to pull it all together into a card.

  I stamped and cut out the large flower and then stamped it again and used the Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to color in just one section before punching it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  Before adhering the colored part to the flower with dimensionals I backed it with a Basic Black 1 3/8" punched circle.

  The whole flower is popped with dimesionals onto a polaroid style frame in Basic Black.  The frame is made by using the square Framelits to cut the center of the panel out leaving room for the sentiment to be embossed in white at the bottom.

  Using a sponge and the Smoky Slate ink pad I colored a strip of the striped Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP (FREE! during Sale-a-Bration!!) to make my flagged piece.  I love how you can add any color you want and wipe off the excess to leave the pre-embossed patterns to shine!  To add a bit more definition to the banner I added small Basic Black punched banners to the ends.

  The rhinestones bring a bit of the Pumpkin Pie color to the rest of the card.  Coloring your rhinestones is super easy with the Blendabilities.  I love coloring the rhinestones for a perfect match to my Stampin' Up! inks!  Makes my crafting OCD self so happy! 

  The colors for my card are inspired by the Stampin' Royalty challenge as I just loved the orange, gray, black combo.

  I hope you'll pop over to Fab Friday and see what awesomeness the rest of the Design Team has in store for you.  I always get new ideas from them and also think, "Duh, why didn't I think to do it that way!"

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Blended Bloom, And Many More

Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, Smoky Slate  Blendabilities: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP (SAB)

Accessories: Square Framelits, dimensionals, rhinestones, circle punches, white embossing powder


  1. Just found your blog. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Enjoyed looking back over recent posts. To bad we are on opposite coasts! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

  2. What an eye-catching, creative card—LOVE it!

  3. Wow, this is an absolutely PERFECT spotlight, resulting in a stunning card! I love your use of the photo frame - brilliant! This card really sings...

  4. I seriously LOVE this card. Gray and Black with a Pop of color, that should be one of our upcoming challenges, inspired by you! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  5. Congratulations Amanda on being one of our top picks at Stampin' Royalty with this amazing card! It was my fave!


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