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Spotlight stamping with coloured inks and die-cutting

This technique speeds up making cards as you can make two cards in one go. Spotlight stamping with coloured inks and die-cutting can create fun and interesting designs adding a focal point fo draw the viewers eye into the card and to the sentiment. For these cards, we’re going to use a layering stamp, but if you prefer you can keep it simple with a one layer stamp if you prefer. So let’s get started. 

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spotlight stamping with coloured inks

Creating the spotlight stamping with coloured inks

Trim two pieces of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock to 5.25″ x 4″. Place one of the card panels into your MISTI stamping platform. Take the first layer of the largest floral from the Altenew Watercolor Blooms stamp set and position off to one corner. To help determine the layout, place an Altenew Nesting Frame Die over the card panel to help position your stamp. Stamp this in a soft blue ink, and rotate the card panel to stamp in the opposite corner. 

Before removing this stamp from your MISTI, position the second card panel in the MISTI and repeating the stamping in both corners but this time in soft grey ink.  Once this layer is complete, position the second layer over the top and stamp in dark grey ink and then repeat in a dark blue ink for the coloured panel, remembering to rotate your panel to stamp in both corners. 

Inks* used in these cards:

  • It’s A Boy – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Suede Shoes – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Polished – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • PepperminScrub – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Samba – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Party Dress – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Mint To Be – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Seafoam – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Twilight – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Blackjack – Catherine Pooler Designs
* links to inks at the end of the post

Creating masks for stamping

Before you go on to stamp another flower, stamp the first layer of the first flower onto some Inkadinkadoo Stamping mask paper twice and cut out. Position these over the stamp images and proceed to stamp the second floral in both corners on the coloured and grey panel.  Repeat this for the third floral.

Before you stamp the foliage, create masks for the other two florals to protect these when stamping. Stamp the foliage in a combination of soft greens for add variation. 

creating spotlight stamping die cutting

 To create the matching die-cut aligned panels, use a small amount of purple tape to tape the two panels together at the top. Next, use purple tape to temporarily adhere to one of the Altenew Nesting Frames dies to the front and run through your die-cutting machine. 

Depending on your die-cutting machine, this hopefully will have cut through both panels. If it hasn’t it will have marked the second panel allowing you to realign the die on your second panel to complete the cut.  

Assembling the cards

Adhere the stamped panels down to a white card base and a mint green card base – swapping the die-cut panels with one another. To add more interest, add foam dimension to create variation.  

For the sentiments, die-cut the Altenew Fancy Thanks and Miss You Word die out of green and rose cardstock before adhering the to the front of the panels with foam pads for added dimension. In addition, also stamp and heat emboss secondary sentiments from the ALtenew Hello & Hugs stamp set.  

 To finish the cards off, a selection of Tonic Nuvo Jewel Drops in Strawberry Coulis, Aqua and Steel Blue were added around the card design. 

spotlight stamping with coloured inks

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spotlight stamping with coloured inks

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Hello and Hugs - Altenew
Hello and Hugs – Altenew
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Watercolor Blooms - Altenew
Watercolor Blooms – Altenew
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Fancy Thanks - Altenew
Fancy Thanks – Altenew
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Miss You Word Die - Altenew
Miss You Word Die – Altenew
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Nesting Frames Die - Altenew
Nesting Frames Die – Altenew
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Watercolor Blooms die - Altenew

Watercolor Blooms die – Altenew
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Watercolor Blooms die - Altenew
Watercolor Blooms die – Altenew
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Suede Shoes - Catherine Pooler Designs
Suede Shoes – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Suede Shoes reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Suede Shoes reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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It's A Boy Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
It’s A Boy Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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It's A Boy Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
It’s A Boy Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mint to Be Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mint to Be Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mint to Be Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mint to Be Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Seafoam Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Seafoam Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Seafoam Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Seafoam Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Polished ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Polished ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Polished reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Polished reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Samba Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Samba Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Samba Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Samba Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Peppermint Scrub - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Peppermint Scrub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Party Dress - Catherine Pooler Designs
Party Dress – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Party Dress Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Party Dress Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Steel Blue Jewel Nuvo Drops - Tonic Studios
Steel Blue Jewel Nuvo Drops – Tonic Studios
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Aqua Plains Nuvo Jewel Drops - Tonic Studios
Aqua Plains Nuvo Jewel Drops – Tonic Studios
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Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops - Tonic Studios
Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops – Tonic Studios
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Burnished Rose Satin Mirror Craft Perfect Card - Tonic Studios
Burnished Rose Satin Mirror Craft Perfect Card – Tonic Studios
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Inkadinkdoo Stamping Mask Paper
Inkadinkdoo Stamping Mask Paper
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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