Hi there!  It’s Cards in Envy challenge introduction day!  Our challenge for the next two weeks is “In the Spotlight” – showcasing cards that use the spotlight technique, where a part of a black and white image is popped up with color.  There’s a terrific tutorial for it here on the Splitcoaststampers.com website.

My image technically is grey and white, but it gives the same idea.  Actually I guess you could use any color ink for this technique, so long as you only spotlight a part of the image with full coloring.  I used a couple of square punches for my spotlight.  A lot of people tend to use circles and I wanted to do something a little different.  The layout for my card is Seize the Sketch #6.  This card also fits into the SCS “Scene of Serenity” Hope You Can Cling To challenge.

If you need additional inspiration, please go check out the Cards in Envy site and see what the rest of the design team has made.  What will you create with this technique?  Share your work with us on the Cards in Envy site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, November 3.  We’d love to have you play along with us!

Stamps: Changing Seasons (Stampin’ Up); Christmas Tags (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Basic Gray, Naturals White (SU)
Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red (SU)
Other: Premier colored pencils (Prismacolor); square punches (EK Success and Creative Memories)

9 Responses to “Cards in Envy – In the Spotlight”

  1. Patricia, love how you highlighted the mailbox. Beautiful image and love the red banner.

  2. Love your choice of red spotlighting in bird, banner and package! Stunning card – love it! ~ Marilyn

  3. FUN spotlighting technique! Makes your card pop!

    Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the highlighted part! 🙂
    Lizy xx

  5. This is just beautiful and so serene. I love how you went with a diamond spotlight instead of round, it really brings the focus on the colored part of the image. This is a great inspiration card, well done! Love the sketch too.

  6. so pretty and i love how you highlighted the mailbox 🙂 Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

  7. Awesome card! Love the grey and red!! Love the highlight on the image!!!

  8. Your sentiment goes so perfectly with the spotlighted mailbox in your card. I love the bold red with the grey. Wonderful job!

  9. Love the square and the highlighted paper. I really like the grey and red.

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