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How To: Multi-layer Spotlighting


You just spent hours coloring an amazing, detailed stamp. Problem is, you need multiple cards and you just can’t bear to color another one! What’s a crafter to do? Spotlighting to the rescue!

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supplies for multi-layer spotlighting

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

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steps to multi-layer spotlight

  1. Stamp image(s) onto paper appropriate for your coloring medium.
  2. Stamp an exact copy of Step 1 on a second layer and leave plain or simply colored.
  3. Color initial mage as detailed as desired.
  4. Useshaped die(s) (any shape, any size) to cut out areas of the more detailed colored image.
  5. Adhere detailed diecut pieces to plain stamped layer from Step 2, placing the images exactly in the same place. Use foam adhesive to pop-up the detailed layer if desired.

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My How To tutorial videos are filmed with real-time narration. You can pull out your supplies and follow along because there’s no editing, except for drying time. Pause when you need to, but otherwise, get ready and create right along with me!

How to: Multi-layer Spotlighting | Card Making, Mixed Media & Craft Techniques

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