Saturday, August 31, 2013

Spot Lighting Father's Day

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I have been busy today on two counts - I belong to an online group on Splitcoast Stampers called Stampers Addicts, we occasionally have challenges amongst ourselves, and August's challenge was to use the spotlight technique.
I also needed a Father's Day card for DH for tomorrow. 
(Australia and New Zealand celebrate the day in September)
This is my card for both occasions.

I started by embossing the tan panel with a woodgrain texture and then applying Tea Dye distress ink direct to the raised areas of the paper .

I see an oops - I did not realise the paper had torn in the folder - to prevent that, mist the paper lightly before embossing.

Next I stamped the image in dye inks on white card, and then stamped and gold embossed it on vellum, and punched out two circles from the vellum and layered them over the base for the 'spotlight'.

That panel was then layered onto gold paper, then onto the embossed base.

The sentiment was computer generated and given the same as treatment as the tree panel.  I edged the vellum cut outs with gold pen to give them more definition. 
The embossed panel had some gold brads inserted and then it was mounted onto the cream card base.

Another look at the 'spotlights'.

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May your day be blessed


mamapez5 said...

I like this technique and you have made a lovely male card, for Father's day or a birthday. That tree bark is a very effective embossing folder. Kate x

Shirley-Anne said...

Interesting technique shown here for this great masculine card ,
Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters circle .

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Dilly Beans

paige said...

Maxine you took this technique to a new level with this awesome card!

MiamiKel said...

Love this Maxine! What a terrific use of spotlighting and on this gorgeous embossed tree! Thanks for taking the plunge with the challenge - I'm so glad you did, my friend! x0x0

jimlynn said...

I have a feeling I may be the only one that didn't do the spotlight technique! Yikes!!! I LOVE this card and the way you spotlighted that wonderful tree. So pretty.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! I love the embossing on your spotlights! What a great idea! And the embossed bark is the perfect background. GREAT take on the Spotlight challenge!

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Beautiful work - I just love it!!

Thank you for joining this week at Creative Fingers

Zoe x
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Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
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Dawn T said...

Great use of the technique Maxine. And a happy Father's Day to your hubby.

Lovely Linda said...

Love the Spotlight Technique - it looks fabulous with the embossing! Great texture with the embossing folder too - you have it all going on! Love it! {{{hugs}}}

brenda said...

It's a lovely card Maxine and great spotlight effects.

I'm not sure it's eligible at Allsorts though as we do ask for the sentiment to be the focal image, but do appreciate you sharing as it's lovely.

B x

catherine said...

A lovely card Maxine and love your spotlight technique. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Unknown said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

JD/ Jill said...

Great masculine card! I like the technique and the embossing folder that you used! In regard to the oops...I have that happen to me with some of the folders that I used...I will try your hint with misting the folder before I emboss...thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Fantastic embossing and spotlights! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Amy said...

Love the affect of woodgrain in the background on this card, and the circular accents on the tree - they really stand out.