Technique Blog Hop ~ spotLIGHTing

Thursday, July 07, 2011


Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  We're SO glad you're here!

spotLIGHTing is our featured technique and we can't wait to see what

you've created ~ so please share your link with us below!

For my Spotlight card(s) I wanted to go out of the box and think of some different ways to 'spotlight'.

Here are the 4 cards I came up with ... hope you enjoy!

Spotlight 1

Are you wondering if your eyes are deceiving you?!  That IS Tropical Smoothies Cardstock that I stamped the base image on!  It's layered onto Boysenberry Smoothies and my spotlight image is stamped on our Caboodles Cardstock ... kind of an unexpected palette right?!  Trust me ... I didn't plan it!  LOL!  I'm trying VERY hard to go outside my box!

After I colored the image with my Copic markers I melted Bees Wax on top!

{courtesy of Kim Sears ... thank you Kim ... I LOVE IT!}

Spotlight 2

Spotlight 4

The next card I created ... well ... its got a look of its own!

Spot 5

You can check out the complete tutorial here.

The next card I created was a little sassy I thought!

Spot a

You can check out a complete tutorial here.

And finally ... the last card I created ...




I hope you've enjoyed ... I sure had fun playing around with this technique!

I encourage you to join us!  Share your link below and show us how you spotlight!

Happy Paper Crafting!

Mischelle Smith Blog Signature
Supplies used:  Who Am I TB3488, Tropical, Boysenberry and Caboodles Cardstock, Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Copic Markers B000, B00, B01, B02, E000, E01, E11, E21, E93, V01, V12, V15, V09, Colorless Blender 0, Stipple Brush, Angelee Ribbon, Pop Dots, Bees Wax & Heat Tool

Trust in the Lord & Enjoy LIfe Supplies on Tutorials

Supplies used on Love card:  RN22 Love Never Fails, T3495 For Everything, White Caboodles and Kraft Smoothies Cardstock, Sweet Plum Memento Ink, Plum Ribbon, Labels 15 and Circles Nesties, Pop Dots, Sponge

You Might Also Like


  1. Love the ideas. My favorite card is the Sassy looking one. Pink, white and black. It looks like your spot lighted it.

  2. Christine PenningtonJuly 7, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    My favorite is the pink and black card! I better get going on my card. lol

  3. LOVE these cards!! Great tutorial too, thank you!!

  4. Awesome takes on this technique. Lots of thinking out of the box!

  5. They are all beautiful - thanks for the inspiration - I've been in a slump.

  6. Paula-Kay BourlandJuly 8, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    I love both the sassy girl cards, especially the pink and black, but the ruffles on the blue and purple card certainly set it apart. Great spotlighting examples, and yes, "out of the box". Great job, Mischelle!

  7. LOVE the cards and the variety of color and styles. The ribbon treatments are fabulous. Love the brayer technique too (and Sophie's perfected autograph...:) I need one of those!

  8. Wow! Totally inspiring cards and tutorials... Glad you enjoyed the beeswax!
    Off to get ready for our catalogue premier party tonight, I will be sure to tell the girls to visit Savvy projects :)

  9. What a fantastic technique!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous projects with us!

  10. So many wonderful creations - love the first one especially but this has me really thinking. Can't wait to play some more with it!

  11. Oh my word!! These are gorgeous but I am in love with that first one, so dramatic and gorgeous!! Fabulous! Off to visit everyone who has joined in and hoping I can squeeze a card in this weekend!

  12. Beautiful! WOWzers! LoVe the variety!

  13. Mischelle what a creative inspiration! You rocked spotlighting. I think I am even starting to like and respect the technique. Thanks for the FUN hop. I am enjoying each stop along the way.

  14. lovely cards, you did an amazing work with this technique soooo good, that I decided to make a card with it, lol!!

  15. I love, love all the samples. I love that you did a little bit different then the traditional spotlight cards. I think the colored cardstock is a great way to highlight this technique.