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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Vicki Does Highlighting With Ink!

I came across a fun technique in blogland and I thought I would share it on today's spotlight project. It's called highlighting resist.

Start by stamping the poinsettia from Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower with VersaMark and emboss with clear powder on a panel of glossy paper.

Using a jumbo dauber, sponge on pink ink. [I used Distress Worn Lipstick.]

Now comes the highlighting part. Using a darker ink [I used Distress Festive Berries], sponge only the actual poinsettia. Using a paper towel, wipe off any excess ink from the embossed portion of the flower.

To finish off card, cut panel to the size you want, stamp the sentiment and adhere to a card base.

Along with being a really pretty card, it is totally flat for easy mailing at a regular price. Try this for yourself. You can also use different colors: yellow and orange, green and blue...the potential is unlimited!

See you in a couple of weeks!

Stamps Vicki used in today's project:

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  1. Pretty card! Love the resist look and the two tone effect from using two colors!

  2. Vicki, love the two-tone sponging. I love to play with distress inks, thanks for sharing this technique, will use it soon for sure. Sweet Kobylkin

  3. Love that extra shading - adds so much interest! Thanks for sharing this.

  4. That's a great technique. Beautiful card. Hugz

  5. I love your Rich color combination, a cool idea! Love it!

  6. Wow..this technique looks fab.Loved the card,Thanks for sharing !

  7. Such a pretty card - love the results you achieved with this technique, Vicki!

  8. love that technique, have to do it more times *lol
    Your Cards a very pretty
    CU hellerlittle

  9. ooh woow Vicki..I love this technique I must try it...I was made today on a white paper and try to colored it with copic..stupid me..I cant see the area wich one is the flower which one is the leaves...also better I use the sponge and distress ink I will try it also on the glossy paper...thanks for the tutorial dear Vicki...I enjoy to read it...


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