Saturday, 9 February 2019

In the spotlight

For this card I used some of the stamps that came with a recent issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. First I made the spotlight - I used the waste card from die cutting a circle, cut it in half then stuck the two halves together to form a "pointy oval" shape wide enough for the woman to stand in, then I used this as a mask to sponge on yellow ink.

I removed the mask and then masked off diagonal lines from the points of the shape to the edge of the card, and sponged in the same yellow ink but much more lightly.

After removing all masks I stamped the woman and stars then used a little of the same blue ink and a coarse sponge to very lightly sponge in a few speckles of blue around her legs to create an impression of movement.

Finally the sentiment - it is a Dylusions on the that reads "Be bold or italic, never regular" but I masked off the rest of the words while inking the stamp, then removed the mask and simply stamped "Be Bold" - after all, it takes a lot of boldness to step up there into the spotlight!

I am sharing this with

AAA Cards - One layer (couldn't work the optional twist of Love into this one!)

Less is More - Navy and Yellow

A Place to start (a new-to-me challenge) - Use an inspirational die or stamp


  1. Very clever effect! Looks great, Jo x

  2. I agree very clever and great masking
    Carol x

  3. I agree as well, this is a very clever design. Your masking skills are awesome and you do communicate a sense of movement. Very nicely crafted. Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  4. Such a very modern and funky feel to your card, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you link up to our future challenges too.

  5. You've certainly rocked this challenge with your fab colour and image combo, Jane


  6. Fun card, great masking and sponging! Thanks for joining us at Less is More.

  7. Super cool card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!


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