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Video: Spotlight Die Cutting + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! Today I have an oldie-but-goodie technique for you that I call spotlight die cutting. And be sure to keep reading – this post is also part of a fun blog hop with prizes.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Sometimes old techniques are the best! For today’s cards, I did a spotlighting technique that is great for getting more from your stamps and dies. I show a couple ways to get this look (and link to more below). The cards use the fun Big Birthday Wishes stamp set from the April 2015 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. (You can buy the stamp separately, too.)

I created the candles on my own, but you could use a die if you have one. For shine, I used Wink of Stella… and a double layer of Glossy Accents on the flames. Boy – two layers *really* looks incredible. I will be doing that again!

The rest of the card is pretty simple to keep the focus on the stamping. The Bazzill kraft-with-foil cardstock is so much fun and perfect for backgrounds on just about any card. (Note to self: Go buy more of this stuff.)

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

Want to see more on spotlight die cutting? Check these out:

  • I share another variation of this technique in THIS video.
  • … and yet another version HERE.
  • Check the third card HERE from Laura Bassen. So classy. So so so classy.
  • For a video showing how easy it is to do this spotlight technique with the MISTI stamping tool, check out THIS from Laurie Willison. Brilliant.

BLOG HOP

This post is part of the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit CELEBRATE Blog Hop. This card kit is a good one and perfect for creating birthday and celebration cards.

You can subscribe to this (no obligation) card-kit-of-the-month for just $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually for $29.95 plus shipping and handling.

The next person on the blog hop is my lovely friend Debby Hughes. (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the SSS blog.)

GIVEAWAYS

Want to win a Simon Says Stamp goody bag filled with new products? Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/14/15 for your chance. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on the SSS blog on 4/15/15.)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Card kit was provided for me to use in this blog hop.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Amazon (AZ), etc.

 

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