14 May 2010

Reverse Spotlighting Technique


You NEED:  
 circle punch (ex 1-1/2 ") 
Ink and stamp of choice (larger scale stamp design)....
White [3-3/4 x 5] in. cardstock
 1 Colour  cardstock scrap....
1 Colour cardstock card base [8-1/2 x 5-1/2 in.]

Basic Instructions ....

CREATE THE FRONT CARD FACE by stamping a sheet of white cardstock  [ 3-3/4 x 5 in] with black ink using a nice fluffy floral design.  Like the flower they have shown here. 

Then - with the circle punch, PUNCH a few holes into some of the flowers, leaving some of the flower design intact. 

Stamp the same design onto the scrap colour cardstock, and cut flowers out. These are lined up and MOUNTED BEHIND the flowers in the punched out circular areas - which restores the full design of the flower!!! There will still be a gap from the punched out circle, but wait......

Trim the card front layer, to clean, straight edges. 

Now mount the finished piece onto the third colour of the card base { folded 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 in.], embellish if you wish with a greeting or other accent!  

Pretty nifty!  

CLICK on picture, and then on MAGNIFYING ICON to Enlarge Photo. 

Idea submitted on Stampin' Up! Cruise 2002 by M. Hallen! ")


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