Saturday, 14 January 2017

Spotlight Technique - card no. 2!

Hello, Crafters.

Today I’m following on from yesterday’s blog with Spotlight card no. 2.
This is what I did with my first piece of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (DSP), which is one of the gifts that are available in the Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalogue. 

During SAB, you can choose one gift from this catalogue for every £45.00 you spend between now and 31st March 2017.
Yesterday I explained I wasn’t happy with the three coloured circles as I felt they were too small and left too much white space. 

For my second attempt, I punched five circles using three different sized punches and thought the result was much more pleasing.

When I was tidying up after myself on Wednesday, I left the three circles artwork at the front of my desk so I could see it.
All the time I was trying to think what I could do with my piece of artwork. 

My thoughts went along the lines of punching out the three coloured circles, putting them in a line down a card, across a card, layered, not layered and layered on squares.
Then I thought how about putting them on a clean piece of the Inside the Lines DSP but pop them up with Dimensionals. 

I could have punched the circles out, adhere the remaining piece of DSP onto the card base, so the Pink Pirouette showed through, and pop the circles back in position. 

I think this would work just as well but I decided to go for a complete new piece.
I thinks that's it for today. I hope you have a great weekend and until tomorrow, happy crafting.


Products & Measurements
Whisper White A4 Cardstock: 106549 - 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.5cm); 3 7/8” x 5½” (10cm x 14cm);
Pink Pirouette A4 Cardstock: 116203 - 2 pieces 4” x 5 5/8” (10.25cm x 14.25cm); 3”x 4 5/8” (7.6cm x 11.8cm); 2 strips 1/8” x 4” (0.3cm x 10.25cm)
Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper: 143830 – **2 7/8” x 4½” (7.3cm x 11.5cm); ½” x 4” (1.2cm x 10.25cm)
Pink Pirouette Ink Pad: 126956; Refill: 111843
Basic Black Archival Ink: 140931; Refill: 140928
Subtles Marker Pen Set of 10: 131263
** If you’re doing card 2, you’ll need two pieces this size.


  1. Thanks for trying these techniques for us. I'm going to try this today.

    1. Hi, Ina. No worries, it's my pleasure. I really found this very relaxing! I hope you enjoy it, too! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. It's so beautiful !!! Amazing, I love the color of this card. I'm sorry for my poor english, I'm french ;-)
    Thanks for sharing your talent !

    1. Hi, Asilis. Your English is much, much better than my French! I'm really pleased you like this card. It's such a lovelt technique. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Not sure if you will see my reply since I am posting it a few days after your blog. I do enjoy your blog everyday and have gotten some nice ideas. I like this one as I think it will be easy for me to do and I have flower stamps , since I do not have this paper, that I think this work on.

    Bethlehem, PA

    1. Hi, Ka. Many thanks for following my blog! ☺ You're right, there's no reason why you can't create you own patterned paper. I hope you have fun with this, it's a great technique. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.