Want to learn a fun, new way to be creative? This is a clean and simple Fifth Avenue Floral card using the spotlight technique.
I stamped the background on Whisper White card stock. Then I stamped the Concord Crush flower on Shimmery White card stock and watercolored it using an aquapainter and Melon Mambo ink. Unfortunately it’s hard to photograph the awesome shimmer.
The Concord Crush ink is water based so when I painted with the Melon Mambo it picked up some of the Concord Crush from the outline creating a nice effect. Watercoloring these images makes you feel like a real artist! The Shimmery White card stock is a little heavier and watercolors very nicely.
I punched out a section of the rose which I layered on Concord Crush card stock and adhered it with a dimensional to match up with the flower below. With the spotlight technique, you want to keep your background fairly simple so that the spotlight really pops out.
The completed card measures 4-1/4″ square, so it would fit in a standard envelope but sloppily. Soooo I created a custom 4-1/2″ square Whisper White envelope with my new toy…uh- I mean tool, the Diagonal Scoring Pad.
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral wood-mount, mds; Teeny Tiny Wishes wood-mount, mds
Paper: Whisper White cs, Concord Crush cs, Shimmery White cs, Melon Mambo cs
Ink: Whisper White craft pad, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo
Extras: 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Scoring Tool, Diagonal Scoring Pad