Spotlighting Christmas – Tutorial #373

Today is technique swap day for me and my Stampin’ Up down line team.  This month’s technique is spotlighting and this is my contribution.  I haven’t done this technique in many years.  It is an oldie by goodie.  Check it out.

Let’s get started. . . .  .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Scenic Season & Holiday Happiness
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Soft Suede and Baja Breeze
Ink: Stampin’ Up Baja Breeze & Soft Suede
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Whisper White Ribbon, Gold Brads, Sponge, Top Note Die, Curly Label Punch, Brayer, Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler Markers


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Started by Die Cutting a Top Note Die out of Whisper White card stock using my Big Shot Machine.

Stamped the Scene stamp from the Stampin’ Up set Scenic Season using Soft Suede ink.

Sponged Soft Suede ink around the edges of the card stock.

Brayered Baja Breeze ink on a small piece of Whisper White card stock.

Using an Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler marker, loaded the stamp with color and the huffed my breath on it to moisten and then stamped it.

Punched the area I wanted to highlight using the Stampin’ Up Curly Label Punch.

Sponged Soft Suede ink around the edge of the punch.

Adhered the punch to the top note, lining up the images.

Stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up set Holiday Happiness using Soft Suede ink.

Added Soft Suede and Baja Breeze panels, Whisper White Ribbon and Gold Brads.

Here is the finished card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″.

I hope this tutorial has inspired you to give this old but good technique a try.

I will be in Milton, West Virginia this weekend teaching some lovely ladies how to brayer.   Ladies are you ready to get your brayer going?

Until my next post. . . .  . .

Huge Hugs,


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12 responses to “Spotlighting Christmas – Tutorial #373

  1. That is such a cool idea to highlight a portion of the design. Beautiful card!

  2. Very interesting technique and new to me. Thanks so much for sharing it in such a lovely card!!!

  3. That is cool! I had not seen that technique before and really like it. Colors you chose versus sepia tone background are awesome. thx!

  4. OMG–Absolutley LOVE this one! Thank you for sharing!

  5. What a lovely technique and what a beautiful card.

  6. I love the simplicity of this card. It is just beautiful.

  7. Conniecrafter

    Oh Wow this is so cool and just love it!!!

  8. Another funa nd wonderful card. And one I might even be able to case acceptably. 🙂 Hugs…

  9. Yoo Hoo so glad I am in your downline so I get my own Zindorf original.

    Big Hug

  10. Hoping to be in class tomorrow 10 am for beginner’s level-if the snow doesn’t get too deep! Have a 3 1/4 hr trip so will get an early start-if the snow isn’t too deep. Who would have thought we’d have to worry about the weather this early in Nov???!!!!

  11. Great card! Love those colors. Thanks for the reminder on a great technique.

  12. Another winner Michelle – beautiful!

    Mary Mac