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. Wow!! Just beautiful. And you make it look so easy. I’m fairly new to stamping, but I think I would love to try this technique.

  2. I am always inspired by the creativity of stampers and card makers. It is always amazing how many unique cards can come from the same stamp/paper, etc. Thanks, Jennifer, for always making my day when I see an e-mail in my box for a new video!

  3. Beautiful card and technique. I love Altenew stamps and I do have this set and I plan to try this technique this weekend. Thank you for always giving us great ideas!

  4. I love the reaction by family and friends when they receive a homemade card. Especially, those who have never made a card themselves. All of your videos give me more ideas and techniques to use on my cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!

  5. I love using stamps because I am not very good at drawing and I love mixing colors and patterns in unexpected ways. Thanks Jennifer for all of your inspiration and a chance to win 🙂

  6. I absolutely love this card – My favorite thing about this hobby is making things for others to brighten up their day!!

  7. I love the look & big similes people get when I give them a homemade card. Your card is very petty, thank you for sharing.

  8. My favorite thing about this hobby is the feeling I get During making a new cards, that I’m doing the thing that I love the most and I’m so happy.
    Also the comments I get from my family and friends are also awesome!

  9. I love the way card making and crafts in general make me get lost in what I’m creating and away from the everyday life. You can lose yourself in a crafting bubble of happiness! I’m amazed at what I can end up with and the appreciation on the faces of those that receive a handmade card

  10. I just love the creating part of it all. It makes me all giddy inside when I can steal a moment or two and actually MAKE something!

  11. Love this technique.
    Especially liked the one with the outline stamping.
    That makes such a simple background but it’s
    so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

    1. I love this craft because it gives me a outlet for my
      creative ideas. I can pass on the things I’ve made
      to friends and family or keep them for my own

  12. One of my favorite things about this hobby is just being creative and then getting to share what I’ve made. You’re so right, the Rose is so realistic ! Beautiful cards!

  13. I had a friend ask why I would spend so much time making a card for someone who might just throw it away and my response was that my enjoyment came in the creating. I love the colors, textures and beauty that comes from creating cards. I also love the look on peoples faces when they ask…Did you really make this card?

  14. I love card making and colouring because I love making handmade things that are pretty, and I love experimenting with techniques and materials. It is so rewarding and therapeutic ! Thanks again for all your inspiration Jennifer.

  15. My favorite thing about my card making hobby is the FUN I have with it: making and giving something handmade, the constant sharing of ideas with card-making friends and the fact that card making stays “new” with changing trends, designs, products and innovations. I LOVE it and can’t stay away from it!

  16. My favorite thing about my card making hobby is the FUN I have with it: making and giving something handmade, the constant sharing of ideas with card-making friends and the fact that card making stays “new” with changing trends, designs, products and innovations. I LOVE it and can’t stay away from it!

  17. Roses are my favorite flowers, stamping is one of my favorite crafting and those two combined gives stunning cards. Thanks Jennifer for the great idea of background stamping with the gorgeous Altenew layering stamps.

  18. I could spend a year CASEing your fab projects that I have bookmarked and still not make it through them all. I am adding this one to my list as it is delectably lovely! I love the endless variety of gorgeous projects that one can make bringing endless delight to the recipients – plus it’s calming!

  19. My favorite thing about this hobby is I love learning and trying new techniques to create things to share with others. Thanks for all your inspiration, your videos are always so helpful!

  20. My friend Jen and I are new to card making and we love you Jennifer McGuire as our favorite instructor and all your video posts give us so much inspiration and information. What I love about this craft is getting together with my friend and spending time together learning techniques that are beautiful and easy, and then sharing the cards with family and friends. Thank you Jennifer for all your recommendations on products, I love everything you recommend and wish I could buy it all. All the products from the companies you share on your videos are so nice in quality and price. Thanks Again!

  21. The cards are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and all the techniques and tips in the videos you do.

  22. Thank you, for layering a Rose and making a beautiful background using the same stamp. I also loved the die cuts too, they make a wonderful set. I love your blogs as they are not just showing, they are so educational, you afford suggestions, mistakes you have done and how to correct them. You always encourage me to try new things. Plase, continue your blogs and your view too, as I go to both. Sandy

  23. Hi, my name is Nikita, I’m from India and I’m currently living in New Haven. (Yale University town)
    Being a part of YALE community I must say I’m really fortunate to have FRIENDS from all over the world 🙂 I guess I’m truly blessed.

    So coming to my FRIEND STORY for this lucky giveaway-
    I have a friend from South Korea, her name is Amy! She is such kind hearted person.( And a cherry on a cake, She has these two sweet, cute li’l dolls too. Hehe)

    She is going back to Korea in December. and I wanted to make a “KOREAN THANK YOU CARD” or scrapbook for her to adore our friendship forever. Hence I was looking for some ideas on Pinterest. That’s when I came across May’s blog and from her to yours. I know that’s a reverse thing hehe. (I didn’t find thank you card there though, but love you card in Korean)

    And it’s just about TIME they say, you have here a giveaway dedicated to FRIENDS hehe 🙂

    Keep inspiring so many peeps like me through your work 🙂

    PS- did I mention I am a big fan of your work and follow you everywhere I could. (does that sound like I stalk you? But no not like that ). Your insta stories and post are my fav (even if they aren’t about crafts. Hehe.. you have a cutest daughter ever :-* )

  24. I like card making for several reasons the two biggest are being able to share your work of art with someone and the many different techniques you can use on a card. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about May. I too enjoy seeing her cards. Those rose cards are just so pretty. I love the idea of an outline image and a solid detailed highlight image.

  25. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love the background using the same stamps! Thank you so much for all you do to inspire and teach us!

  26. I love all the pretty colors. Colors make me happy. I also love this hobby because it is so supportive and encouraging!

  27. I was not a card maker by choice. My sister had me make cards for an auction fund raiser and I was hooked. I then started to find the blogs and such-I think you were the first-and got really hooked!! I love the instant gratification I get when making a card and all the different techniques. It’s so different from my other hobbies-scrapbooking and sewing-though also the same with the gratification of making something.

  28. My favorite thing about this hobby is it’s completely up to the vision of the creator. There is no wrong way to design art. And, cards are a great way to comfort or give joy to others.

  29. I chose this hobby because I love to see the happy faces of my family and friends when I give them a card made by me:)

  30. I love using second generation stamping to get a lighter version of something with the same color. It’s always helpful to have a video on stamp layering! I love Altenew layered stamps! Thank you!

  31. Such beautiful cards with this stamp set that I love! My favorite is the pool as well:). And thank you for such well done videos!

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