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.


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…


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.)


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.


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


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.

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1,174 thoughts on “Spotlight Stamp Layering + BIG Giveaways”

  1. I watched the video a couple of days ago, but now that I am looking at the cards, I don’t remember you discussing about the dots in the background on the cards. Great idea to get another look from your multi-layered stamps.

  2. Fantastic video and card creations made with my favorite flower of all – love, love, love that Rose stamp set. As always Jennifer you did it again!!!

  3. I have been intimidated about stamp layering, but your video has inspired me to jump in! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. My favorite thing about card making…being able to share quality time with my young son who loves creating too and I love how special people feel when they open their handmade creation. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world!

  5. Crafting and card-making is my new obsession, and you have a huge role to play in it 🙂 I love starting with blank cardstock and seeing where I can take it – it’s a wonderful experience. And a stress buster!

  6. My favorite thing about this hobby is making people happy. I get to enjoy the process of making a card and the recipient gets the joy of receiving it.

  7. Your cards are always so inspiring! And this batch does not disappoint! The layering stamp set from Altenew have always been a favorite…blessings!

  8. I love that card making brings a smile to both faces- the card maker’s and the person who gets the card! Can’t beat that! =)

  9. These are gorgeous. Which markers did you use with which cards? Just curious…
    Favourite thing – sharing handmade kindness with those I love and strangers. It’s a kind, creative activity!

  10. I love all the friends I have made from all over the world. I am amazed at how close you can get to people you have never even met in person! But we share a passion for crafting, and that’s all it takes!
    I love how you ‘mass produce’ your cards in different colors. When you have them out, why not create more than one? And yours are, as always, super gorgeous!

  11. My favorite thing about this hobby is learning so many new techniques then trying them out and getting beautiful results. I love making cards for my family and friends and seeing how much they enjoy receiving them. The excitment of new releases and meeting people with the same passion as me.

  12. I love this idea. I picked up the poinsettia stamp, and have been looking at the rose – now I think I will have to get it!

  13. It’s so nice when someone loves and appreciates the cards I make for them. Jennifer your cards are just spectacular as always.

  14. I am so grateful that you share your talents & expertise with us! I can’t remember if I already commented on your post, sorry.

  15. I love getting a message from a friend that my homemade card was the highlight of a stack of mail she had when she returned from a month-long trip. I love tghat people enjoy my cards,because I enjoy making them.

  16. I really like the Altenew Flowers sets. I enjoy watching my cards come together and the look on my friends faces when they receive a card I made.

  17. My husband and myself have a BBQ team name of “There’s No Place Like Smoke”. Well, I believe there’s no place like a homemade card to give to someone else to make their day!!!!!

  18. My favorite thing about this hobby is that it is so relaxing and fun and it makes me happy that it makes others happy to receive my cards. I love colors and I love flowers. They make me happy and they are so beautiful on the layered stamp sets.

  19. There are so many different things that can be made and such a variety of ways to make them. These cards are beautiful, Jennifer!

  20. My favorite thing about stamping is bring a little sunshine to someone when who is feeling down, or to celebrate and special occasion. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  21. I love creating a card. I don’t plan ahead of time and I get surprised on how they turn out. Sometimes they are great and sometimes not so much

  22. The Altenew layering stamp sets always look so pretty! I just got my first set last week. Still trying them out! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

  23. What beautiful cards!! I love Altenew’s Build-A-Flower sets! I can’t pick just one thing about card crafting that I love; I love it all–the people, the products and being able to mail out cards to family and friends.

  24. I love learning the new techniques and trying new looks for cards. It is always fun to surprise family and friends with a home made card.

  25. These cards are GORGEOUS! Wow! You always impress and this is no exception. That rose stamp makes such a beautiful and detailed image it stunning!

  26. I have been stamping for years but got out of it and recently I am obsessed!. All the new products that make stamping fun and easier to do. I love the Misti!!! I have both and even got my Big Shot out from 10 years ago and I can’t believe how easy it is to use with the magnet plate. I am having fun with my daycare children using it too. They love to turn the handle and watch the die come out. Even more fun picking up the die and the paper comes out already cut. 2 -5 years old love playing with it. I am in love with stamping all over again. I do have to say that I watch your videos every morning as I get ready for work. Your are an inspiration and I love the way you teach. Thank you!!!

  27. Hello. First I would just like to say thank you for sharing your vast knowledge with others. You are an inspiration to us all. I am so happy when I am creating something that allows me such freedom to be creative and the endless possibilities when I try new things. But most important is that I get such a happy feeling when I give a card to someone and see the smile on their face. Sometimes it’s just what that person needed.

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