Tuesday, September 30, 2008

halloween spotlighting

Tonight's card features a technique called spotlighting. It's a great technique to use when you only want to do a little bit of coloring. You basically stamp your image in black on white, then stamp it again on another piece of white card stock and punch out a portion of it. You color this one portion and then, preferably, either punch out or cut a slightly larger mat. For this card I used the 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle punches, respectively. After the image is colored and matted, you adhere it over your black and white image in exactly the same positions on the black and white photo. The result is a "spotlight" on one portion of your image. Pretty neat!

The images on this card are from the Haunting Halloween set and the sentiments are from Ghostly Greetings designer series paper.

2 comments:

Juliann said...

Great card Diane!
I love the spotlighting...I never think to do that!
Perfect for this little frog!

Sue Duffy said...

Adorable, Diane!