Colour Spotlight Technique Card using High Tide from Stampin' Up!

Tue 8 Aug 2017

I loved making this card. My Dad is in hospital at the moment following a planned operation, and since I can't be with him (my parents live abroad), I wanted him to know that we are thinking of him. Having spoken to Mum last night, I know he's received it and so I'm safe to share on here. The photos aren't marvellous, because I wanted to get it in the post quickly, but I hope you love it all the same.

I've wanted to make a "colour spotlight" card for ages, and this is my first one. This lovely lighthouse image seemed perfect for it. It's from the High Tide stamp set from Stampin' Up!, and the whole set is just lovely use for building up pictures that are as simple, or as complex, as you like. Here's the full card:

Colour Spotlight card by Becki Ritson for Sunshine Stamping - featuring High Tide stamp set from Stampin' Up!

As you can see, most of the card is stamped in shades of grey, giving a monochrome effect, then you get the lovely POP of colour with the Tempting Turquoise lighthouse and Bermuda Bay sea, spotlighted within the circular frame. The beam of the lighthouse escapes from the frame to tie it in with the rest of the card, and then the Tempting Turquoise of the sentiment block balances it all out. I love this effect!

It's really easy to achieve. Just stamp the lighthouse outline in place with the circle of Whisper White laid on top of the larger piece (minus the Basic Gray mats), then stamp it onto a sticky note and cut out to form a mask. Mask the lighthouse off on each piece of card and stamp the birds across both pieces. Use a pencil to mark the horizon, where it meets the edges of both pieces of Whisper White. Separate the circle from the larger layer, leaving the lighthouse mask in place, and stamp the sea onto the base piece using Smoky Slate ink. On the circle, again with the lighthouse still masked off, stamp the sea in Bermuda Bay ink and sponge Soft Sky above the horizon. Remove the lighthouse mask and stamp the "blocky" part of the image in Tempting Turquoise. Then assemble the card, popping up the circular frame containing the coloured lighthouse using Stampin' Dimensionals. The light beam is simply cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock and stuck into place once everything else has been done, and the mat behind the sentiment has just been handcut to match (almost!) the shape of the Classic Label Punch. (I'm not the best at hand-cutting, as you'll be able to see if you zoom in...)

Here's another look at the detail of the lighthouse, showing the colour spotlight effect:

Detail of Colour Spotlight Technique card by Becki Ritson for Sunshine Stamping - featuring High Tide by Stampin' Up!

You can see everything I've used for this card in the list at the bottom of this post; just clickj on any of the names to see more details about that particular item. As always, everything is available in my Online Shop. Don't forget - if you earned Bonus Days coupons last month, you have until the end of August to redeem them. CLICK HERE to visit my Online Shop, and remember that if your order is between £20 and £150 (excluding shipping) and you use the current Host Code, I'll send you a little extra gift as a thank you. 

Thanks for popping in - do tell me what you thought of this card by leaving a comment below, and I'll see you again in a couple of days with another project to share. Have a great week!



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