Spotlighting Mistake

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

Hello! Today I would like to show you another birthday card! Busy Birthday Month! As you can see I tried a new technique for myself. I was not planning on it, but an accident gave me a chance. I water colored this cute little guy on a mushroom and just couldn’t get the result that I would like. I was ready to throw away all of them (about 5 of them), but when I looked at the last one my hand moved to my circle punch and poor little guy was punched. Now what I will do with you… Spotlighting technique of course! I always wanted to try it. You can find a tutorial by very-very talented Beate at a great stamp community Splitcoaststampers. Thank you to Beate who had done a genius and very generous job for all of us!

I stamped the main image on a piece of a cereal box. I love craft card stock, but I don’t have it. The color looks pretty close, who will know? Right?

For putting this card together I found an inspiration in the sketch from very creative Ana. Just love Ana’s blog!

And the last addition to the card was inspired by Allison’s Challenge. This week you need to make a paper craft and include buttons in it. I knew I had a mushroom button… Now this button found a new place to live!

I hope you all had a good day today!

Thank you for sharing my time with me!

Happy Stamping,


Здравствуйте! Сегодня у меня опять открытка к Дню Рождения! Очень много именинников в октябре! Сегодня я попробовала новую для себя технику, причем случайно. После долгих попыток разукрашивания этого симпатичного эльфа (5 из них все же так и не узнали, что такое быть запечатленными на открытке), мне под руку попался дырокол для пробивания круга. Вот в общем-то дырокол и спас этого малыша от участи его предшественников. Взяв в руки кружок с тем, что осталось от эльфа, я вспомнила о технике, которую всегда хотела попробовать. Идея такая – штампуешь рисунок дважды. Один разукрашиваешь, а другой нет. Затем тот рисунок, что разукрашен, вырезаешь по желаемой форме. Затем просто присоединяешь разукрашенный участочек к неразукрашенному. Получается как будто кто-то направил фанарик на ваш рисунок! Очень подробный мастер-класс можно найти на сайте Splitcoaststampers.

Ой, чуть не забыла, главный рисунок был отштампован на обратной стороне коробки от кукурузных хлопьев. Для того, чтобы положить все элементы открытки вместе, я использовала скетч, дизайнером которого является очень талантливая Ana.

Когда открытка стала обретать форму, я вспомнила о пуговичке в форме гриба и о проекте Allison под названием “Застегните пуговички”. Вот так одинокая пуговичка нашла себе компанию!

Надеюсь, что ваш день принес вам только радость и хорошие впечатления!
Спасибо за то, что подарили несколько минуток мне!
Творческого Вам вдохновения!

Supplies for the card: cardstock, cereal box, black StazOn ink, water colored pencils, DP from DCWV, buttons, sticker, dew drops, circle punch

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22 Responses
  1. Don’t you love it when a “mishap” becomes an opportunity? Wonderful card…love the spotlight and the buttons…especially the mushroom one!

  2. Miss 376 says:

    He’s looks great and I love buttons

  3. Wendy says:

    This is lovely and such a great idea
    Wendy x

  4. Вера says:

    Дорогая Елена! Уверенна, что тот, кто получит эту милую открыточку, будет очень рад!
    Цвета здорово подобраны, а уж результат по МК и, вовсе, безупречен! Действительно есть ощущения светящегося фонарика! Еще мне очень нравится то, как ты обрабатываешь края бумаги. Ты молодчина!

  5. Lisa says:

    Ooo Elena.. I love this card, so the buttons too. I have been bringing buttons into my projets lately..its a lovely wat to finish.
    Thanks for asking about the workshop it went great and I had a blast!!!
    Am still doing the project as we speak but hope to have it finished and on by tonight!!

  6. Jana says:

    Wow great sewing, great card !

  7. Isn’t that little guy darling! And, the new technique — works fabulously for him! Too cute!!!

  8. Claudia says:

    gosh.. this layout is fantastic.
    your card looks fabulous
    love what you have created

  9. Rita says:

    Elena, this card is beautiful! I luv your design, how very clever of you!

  10. Beate says:

    Fantastic card, Elena! I love it!

  11. Maria says:

    Wow, love your card, Elena! I really love the spotlight look. . .it really highlight the image nicely! Love your layout too! Great job!


  12. Allison says:

    Such a unique mix of colors (esp. with that DP!). I love the idea of spotlighting that image…and then there’s those buttons! Thanks for playing!

  13. Ida says:

    Great card Elena. I’ve been thinking lately of doing a card using the “Spotlight” technique so now you’ve doubly inspired me. Love that cute little fairy and the mushroom button adds the perfect touch of whimsy to this card. Great sewing too!

  14. Deb Neerman says:

    Sooooooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  15. Oh, my gosh, this is cute! I love the spotlight and the mushroom button. I never would have guessed your kraft CS is cereal box! It works great as faux chipboard, too. This card must have a wonderful texture to it. Quite a little work of art!

  16. I love the spotlight technique – this card is sooo adorable. What a fabulous way to re-use a cereal box! Love it!!
    hugs, Jami

  17. Maria Matter says:

    What a cutie, the spotlight technique worked out perfect for this card! That was a great idea!! Love the cereal box idea too!! I’ll have to use that one. I think the pretty “Once Upon a Time” paper adds a touch of fantasy to this lovely card!
    Blessings, Maria

  18. Ana says:

    Love what you did with the sketch!! I also love the spotlight technique. Will have to try that sometime. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Wonderful details and sketch. This is beautiful, Elena.

  20. malieta says:

    Good Morning Elena!

    Talk about a super cute card and don’t you love it when you turn a negative into a positive?! I think you did a beautiful job of rescuing your card and I LOVE the results! The layout is super and those cute buttons, especially the mushroom is darling!

  21. Ann says:

    Cute use of the buttons–love the mushroom! Great job on the challenge!

  22. Shirley says:

    Elena, I am so glad I found your blog. I love this card. I really like the ‘spotlight’ on the elf. Very pretty.

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