It's Monday and that means it's time for Inspire Me Monday over at the Power Poppy blog and I happen to be the host this week!
Most days I feel like I barely have time to breathe, let alone craft, so today I decided to highlight the Spotlight Technique. This is a super fun and easy way to highlight a certain part of your image and get creative in a short amount of time!
I created 2 cards for this technique, here is the first one.....
Because today is Memorial Day in the United States I decided to use the digital set Perfect Poppies with a red, white and blue theme. I knew I wanted a sentiment so on the copy on the left I placed the sentiment where I wanted it and changed the color to blue.
Next, on the 2nd copy of the image, decide what part of the flower is going to be your focal point and cut it out.
Once you have the part of your image you plan on spotlighting cut out it out and color it.
Now take your first image, adhere it to your card base and then add your spotlighted portion. I used pop up adhesive on the back of mine to get extra dimension.
For my second card I followed the exact same steps, except this time I used the digital set Garden Fireworks. This time I decided to go with a square shape for my image panels, using the smaller square to die cut my spotlight piece.
Now just put your card together and get your spotlighted image in place.
By using this technique it took me less than 15 mins per card to get everything done! That left me plenty of time to go finish watching the new season of Stranger Things with my family :)
If you've never tried this technique (or even if you have!) I hope you give it a chance and if you do, stop by and share a link to your creation in the comments section!