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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spotlight - Apple of my Eye

Hello everyone! I hope spring has arrived in your neighborhood. My area is expecting snow this weekend. Do you believe it! And there's a possibility that snow will be coming for Easter Sunday! Mother Nature just won't give in to Spring. 

Apples always remind me of fall even though they are around all year. So I decided to use this apples image in a card I made for Stamp TV's Monday's Challenge where the theme was to use a technique called "spotlighting".

The image is from GKD called Harvest Memories which I stamped on GKD white card stock in black ink and then cut the panel with Spellbinders Adorning Squares. Before removing it from the die I sponged around the edges with GKD Sweet Corn ink.  I also punched some holes around the edges of this panel to add a bit more interest. 

Next, I stamped the image again on another piece if white card stock and colored it with Copic markers. This would be my "spotlight".  I used a circle die to cut out part of the image. Using another circle die just a bit larger, I cut another circle in patterned paper. The "spotlight" was matted with the patterned paper circle.

I used GKD Sweet Corn card stock as my base card and added a layer of the patterned paper. Then I adhered my focal panel with dimensionals. The "spotlight" circle was then lined up with my focal image and adhered. 

The sentiment was computer generated and cut using Spellbinders A2 Modern Stationary die. I punched  some holes in opposite corners and that completed my project.   

Hope you enjoyed this project and will consider trying the spotlight technique if you haven't yet. There are a couple of different ways to do this technique. I provided a link above to one of them.

 I love your comments so please feel free to leave them. Until next time, 
think SPRING and make it a great and creative day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):

Stamp TV  - MIUM Challenge - STV15MON12 - Spotlighting
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge - Week of March 24  -  Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination  -  Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #176 - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday 25 -  Anything Goes


Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Donna Phelan said...

FABULOUS! I love your images and that die and your little apple of my eye tag, super sweet!

Alexis Crossland-Smith said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!

Thanks for playing with us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is stunning. I love the spotlight on the basket of apples.

Lisa Babitz said...

Beautiful Card! I really like your yellow and green combination, and your coloring is amazing! You did a great job with the spotlighting technique! I love your sentiment tag as well!!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Fantastic card Olga, love the die you used!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

haththi said...

Beautiful design! thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart x

Patricia St Martin said...

Olga, Gorgeous card. Love the die cut and the background paper is really nice. Spotlighting is a fun way to make a card and you did a nice job. Wonderful sentiment. At TT the challenge is anything goes, it would be nice if you stopped by.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Jo Ann said...

This is nice...great spotlighting technique. I am so glad you joined us in our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We are beginning another challenge today so, hope you link with us again. Leaving you an inspirational verse as declared by Jesus to them that believe in John 6:39 and it says, "And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. " Have a blessed week!