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Using Faux Spotlighting Technique with Stampin'Up! Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper

Today we're going to create Using Faux Spotlighting Technique with Stampin'Up! Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper. Tuesday we used the traditional 'spotlighting' technique with this new designer paper...if you missed it check it out here..

The traditional technique uses a well defined area to "spotlight" like the circle used on Tuesday's card. The Faux sp0tlighting uses a less well defined "spot" as we did in today's card...we chose one image as our "spotlight" and that becomes the focal point for's today's card...


a bit closer...

Cluster cuNotice the shading of the color on the flowers---that's all accomplished with the designer paper.  After coloring the selected image--Iconsidered including the small cluster of flowers on the right side ...I can't decide--include?  What do you think? Should I use Dark Real Red for those, another color, or leave them as they are? 

This gorgeous set of papers offers you so many choices and each one is totally I mentioned Tuesday--the fronts of the papers are florals and leaves and the back sides are geometrics. This allows the possibility of mixing the florals and geometrics for another set of beautiful cards....maybe I'll try that n

Happily the Brushed Brass Butterflies carried over from the spring mini catalog to the new Annual catalog. (BTW if you don't have a demonstrator and have not yet received a new catalog--contact me and we'll get one to [email protected]).

The Happy Birthday greeting is from the middle sized verses in Go To Greetings (#158763)--a new set in the catalog this year designed to give you 4 of the most frequently used greetings in 3 different sizes and fonts (plus an additional Hello). You'll want to have this in your greetings arsenal.

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (99ZW7X3Q) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Stop back by Thursday to check out another fun design with this paper.


1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut designer paper (large floral spray) from Perfectly Penciled 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; select an image for coloring. 

    *Color image with Light Real Red and Light Shaded Spruce Blends
    *Add Wink of Stella to the blooms.

4. Cut Basic White cardstock 3/4 X 2 3/4; stamp Happy Birthday in Memento ink

    *Cut Basic Black cardstock 7/8 X 2 1/2; adhere to back of white layer
    *Adhere 2 small Brushed Brass Butterflies (see photo).
    *Adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals (see photo).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies to day!