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. My favorite thing about this hobby is making something! I need a creative outlet in my life to feel complete and have tried many things over the years. I like cards because it gives me many different medias to work with and I can share them with others! I agree about the sentiment — it is perfect! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

  2. Your layered roses are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love your bright and cheerful color palettes and your amazing detail! Wow!
    Take Care!

  3. I love, love the detail in this stamp set!! I’ve been trying to learn how to shade with pens and have not been successful….yet. With this stamp set it really shades to the detail of hand coloring! Great video!

  4. Beautiful cards. Love this technique of creating a soft background. I started making card initially to have a little ‘me’ time. Now I have made so many new friends through this hobby that I love it!

  5. My favorite thing about this hobby is that there are so many creative people out there willing to teach and share their knowledge of techniques and products to help us be able to create cards that we are pleased to share with our family and friends. Without their help, I would not have the enjoyment of this hobby that I do.

  6. Such awesome techniques!!!

    I love relaxing and lowering my stress levels with cardmaking and bringing a little sunshine to someone’s life with a handmade card! 💓

  7. I love this hobby because it brings joy to others. Who doesn’t like receiving a handmade card with a personal note!

  8. My favorite thing about this hobby is sharing what I enjoy doing and the recipients expressing their enjoyment of receiving my cards.

  9. My favorite thing about this hobby is the smiles from the recipient of the cards. And it is so relaxing to spend time with my friends and family creating them

  10. I have no idea how your lovely brain comes up with so many ways to stamp! Thank you for all the inspiration you give!

  11. These are beautiful cards! I love this layering rose stamp.

    My favorite thing about crafting is that it gives me an outlet to be creative. And an excuse to color!

  12. The best thing about this hobby, for me, is the reaction and appreciation of my family and friends when they receive a card I made especially for them. One of my nieces told me that getting a birthday card from me is like getting a present. Jennifer, you are a true inspiration to me.

  13. My favorite thing about this hobby is learning a lot of techniques, it give me the chance to create and share what I learn from others crafters.

  14. My favorite thing about this hobby is I can bless someone with something I enjoy doing. I LOVE these cards, they are so gorgeous! I will have to try making these.

  15. Absolutely beautiful! Really love the orange and teal ones! Haven’t tried layering yet, but really want to try after watching this video!

  16. What a gorgeous card! It just pops! My favorite this about this hobby is giving the finish product to someone just to make someone smile! OK I have 2 things, I also love the people I have met. The people in this community of crafters are the most loving and kindest you would ever want to know. That makes my heart sing! Thank you !

  17. Love your beautiful cards. My favorite thing about crafting is being able to make things specifically for someone else. And I love being friends with people all over the world who I have met on line through art.

  18. My favorite thing about this hobby is making cards with my five year old daughter. She is so creative and I love seeing the creations she comes up with and spending that time with her.

  19. I love your cards! They are so beautiful. You never cease to amaze! My favourite thing about crafting is the ability to change ideas mid-way through a project when things aren’t quite turning out the way I thought they would, or if I made a mistake (like dropping an ink pad on my project!) and be able to find ways to incorporate that mistake into the project.

  20. I just love these beautiful roses! Can’t wait to try your gorgeous technique with the masking.
    Thank you for the amazing inspiration, jennifer!

  21. This rose stamp has me intrigued for sure! I am new to stamping and to Altenew so thank you for showing us the possibilities of this stamp and die set. It’s going on my wish list for sure!

  22. I love how easy it is to make beautiful cards. The products today are helping even a beginner be very successful. I find card making/stamping very relaxing. You always have wonderful and inspiring ideas. I just love these beautiful cards

  23. What I love most about this industry is great people like you who keep the industry alive with fresh new ideas, improved techniques and realistic reviews on available tools and supplies. You are my “go-to” for everything card related and I can’t tell you how much I sincerely appreciate all you do to further this industry and build its following…I do not know what I’d do without this creative release and relaxation in my life .

  24. Thank You for sharing your kindness and talent. One of the things I love about this hobby is that my handmade cards bring joy to myself and others.

  25. You rock Jennifer! I love your videos and I treasure your help and tips!
    Thanks from a newbie and now JM fan!

  26. I love scrapbooking and making cards because I love to share with others. I love when they ask if I made the card and I can say, yes. This hobby is my mini vacation from reality.

  27. BEAUTIFUL Cards and Technique!! THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the KIND and INSPIRATIONAL Companies, Crafters, Designers that make up this Hobby!! Its like NO OTHER out there!! The KINDNESS and LOVE/SUPPORT are really like NO OTHER place!! I have made SO MANY LASTING Friendships and feel like this is my SECOND Family!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  28. I love being able to make cards unique to the person I’m sending them to. My sister gets really simple ones and my Mom gets more elaborate ones.

  29. The Altenew flowers are lovely and the color combos are wonderful. I love these cards – the main stamp just “pops” off the card. Great technique!

  30. I love the Build-a-Flower stampsets from Altenew. They are beautiful! My favorite thing about crafting is that it’s like meditation. My shoulders come down, my puls goes down and it makes me happier!

  31. Your beautiful cards are so inspiring! Just love all of the wonderful techniques you’ve shared with us. I can’t wait to get started!

  32. My favorite part of card making is the accomplishment I feel when I have finished a project. This is why I love that I can get a whole project done in one sitting, unlike scrapbooking or many other crafting hobbies.

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