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Thursday, March 12, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Builds a Background with Blossom Overture!

Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am showcasing how to build a background with your stamps. So, here's a look at the finished card...

Here's a step-by-step photo tutorial for my card:

I started out with a white card base and stamped the frame at the place which will be my focal point. The rest of the stamping was done around that first stamped image to build the background

 I masked that focal frame and stamped the rose using the second generation stamping with Memento tuxedo black ink. I wanted to keep the colors neutral.

 I colored the rose with some Spectrum Noir markers.

At this point, I felt there was something missing. So I decided to fill the rest of the frames with the leaf and stem of the rose. Again I did masking and second generation stamping here. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment on a banner and adhered it with some foam tape.

Here's the finished card once again :) 

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy crafting!

Stamps Deepti used in today's project:


Blossom Overture is the February/March 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) in every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

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  1. Wow, Deepti, innovative and beautiful! Love the spotlight stamping of the rose in such a pretty blue! Impressive!

  2. You always do the most innovative things with the sets! The way you "see" things always leaves me incredulous!

  3. Becca is right you always think outside the box. Gorgeous. :)

  4. A very clever way to build a background, Deepti! Love that beautiful blue of the rose.

  5. Interesting way to spotlight your focal image. Enjoyed seeing your process.

  6. So pretty! Thank you for sharing the steps - I could never come up with something so creative - wonderful inspiration!

  7. Love that blue rose. Thanks for the step by step. Hugz

  8. Love that pop of color with all those frames.

  9. You always go with your creative and innovative ideas! Love how you showcased the focal point with those lovely frames, very impressive and stunning!!

  10. Wow~ Such a creative masking card! Thank you for inspirations.

  11. Wonderful idea to build a background with stamps Deepti ! Loved the focal point..

  12. What a cool and creative idea Deepti!! The card is so pretty!! :)

  13. oh I love this blue rose as eyecatcher and all the steps are looking such easy (by you *hähä) your colorcombo is such amazing....
    TFS CU hellerlittle

  14. wow this is stunning! I love the shade of blue on here!

  15. Such a pretty card.
    isoscia at aol dot ocm

  16. Your cards always have such an artistic flair to them, Deepti! Love how the color pops on this one!

  17. So pretty! Love how you made the background and just the one focal colored flower.

  18. Gorgeous design, and I love the pop of color on the rose! Thanks so much for the step by step tutorial!

  19. Thank you for that tutorial. That is such a fun technique!!

  20. Love ur idea of using a single stampset so creatively and the result is gorgeous!!!

  21. I found this card to be utterly amazing and flat out awesome!!! Love the pop of color with those flowers and WOW - just so super well dine and flawlessly designed!!

  22. This is a great idea and you can get more out of your stamps. I need to practice using my stamp sets to the fullest!!

  23. WOW Deepti that's a gorgeous card, such a simple and clever idea.

  24. So creative Dee. Love your Spotlighted framed flower and handmade background. TFS your photo steps :-)


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