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Spotlight Stamp Layering + BIG Giveaways

Hello! I am here with a spotlight stamp layering technique. I am also part of a fun blog hop with BIG giveaways!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple sources are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I had been longing to use the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Rose Combo (SSS | ALT) for a few weeks now and finally was able to! It is the most realistic set I have ever used. I decided to use a single layer from the rose to create a background… and have one full flower in the spotlight.

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My first card using the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Rose Combo (SSS | ALT) features pink colors. I first stamped the spotlight flower and then stamped the second layer of the rose and leaves repeatedly in the lightest ink to fill the background.

The pink rose uses Altenew Rose Quartz (SSS | ALT), Puffy Heart (SSS | ALT), Rubellite (SSS | ALT), and Ruzzleberry Ink (SSS | ALT). All of the leaves on all of the cards use Altenew Parrot (SSS | ALT), Bamboo (SSS | ALT), Olive (SSS | ALT), and Moss (SSS | ALT).

The silver heat embossed sentiment is from the Altenew Sketchy Floral (SSS | ALT) and Amazing You Stamp Sets (SSS | ALT). And to finish the card, I added soft dots in the empty areas of the background with a matching marker. This was inspired by my friend May Park. (More on her below!)

Since I used my MISTI stamping tool, I was able to make several cards at once… each in a different color. For my soft red rose card, I used Altenew Frosty Pink (SSS | ALT), Coral Berry (SSS | ALT), Ruby Red (SSS | ALT), and Grapevine Ink (SSS | ALT).

This next peach combo makes me swoon! It uses Altenew Blush (SSS | ALT), Rouge (SSS | ALT), Crimson (SSS | ALT), and Velvet Ink (SSS | ALT).

And by the way, those light green leaves look yellow in the photo, but they are green in real life. It wasn’t the best weather day to take photos!

I like this sentiment because it could be used for a basic hello greeting, sympathy, encouragement, and more.

My favorite color is pool… so I had to create a pool rose! I used Altenew Mountain Mist (SSS | ALT), Volcano Lake (SSS | ALT), Lagoon (SSS | ALT), and Emerald Ink (SSS | ALT).

I also decided to stamp and die cut a rose and leaf cluster and pop them onto the main flower on this card for more of a spotlight.

And last but not least, we have a bold blue flower… featuring Altenew Sea Breeze (SSS | ALT), Turquoise (SSS | ALT), Tide Blue (SSS | ALT), and Starlight Ink (SSS | ALT).

I again added the main rose and leaves with foam adhesive for more focus.

I also made an example of this spotlight stamp layering technique using the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia Combo (SSS | ALT). For the background I used the outline image and used the layering images for the spotlight flower and leaves. Such a fun stamp set for the holidays!

I added glitter Nuvo Drops to the center for texture and shine. And I love the dots in the background…

BLOG HOP

Today I am participating in the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop! I loved this idea so I had to say yes. Altenew is one of my favorite companies, and I have become good friends with their team.

To celebrate crafty friendships, my cards today were inspired by one of my favorite cardmakers – May Park – who happens to work with Altenew. Her cards always make me smile and are fabulously eye-catching. Be sure to check out her blog HERE. She has a huge heart, happy spirit, and kind soul. And loads of talent! Love you, May!

And the great thing? May is the next stop on the hop, so head HERE to see what she created. (You can start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)

SPECIAL OFFERS

As part of this hop, Altenew is offering FREE US shipping with the code “CRAFTY” or $5 off international shipping with the code “FRIENDS” when shopping HERE.

GIVEAWAYS

There LOTS of chances to win prizes today!

First, you could win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 10/27/17 telling me your favorite thing about this hobby. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Second, Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners, along with these great prizes…

Leave comments by 10/27/17 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 20 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 10/28/1

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used?I have listed them below! (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Altenew or with an asterisk. As always, this post was not paid for.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Altenew (ALT), etc.