Wednesday, July 20, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Goes Off-Register

You know how much I love sloshing Distress Inks around, don't you? I love getting colour outside the lines in a very loose and fluid way, but I also like to do it in a more controlled manner to make it look like faux printing.

I wanted this to be a very clean and graphic style of card, ultra-CAS and one-layer. I started off by stamping the cocktail from the Gone Postal set, and colouring it in with Distress Markers, keeping the colours slightly below and to the left of the stamped image to make it look like a lithographic print that was not aligned properly and slightly out of register.

If you were going for an ultra- ultra- look you could leave it at that, with or without a sentiment. Here's a closer view so that you can see the off-register colouring.

I decided to go for a couple more images, one either side of the central image. I kept to a limited colour palette for maximum effect.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the other images. The off-registration can also imply highlights, as on the lemon. An extra touch of the same yellow adds shadow and depth.

So now I've got three images across the centre of my card, but they need a sentiment to group them. I stamped the sentiment (Party Time) first in Twisted Citron, then overstamped it in black.  

And here's the finished product. I added Glossy Accents to the cut lime, the umbrella and the cherries.

Remember, if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and add your project to our Spotlight Project Showcase you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).



  1. I always love seeing CAS cards like this though I can't seem to do them myself. Awesome!

  2. What an artsy technique which I have never heard of but will definitely be giving it a go. Thank you so much for the gorgeous inspiration.

  3. Love the technique here - makes for added interest on such a CAS and dramatic card.
    Sorry about the deletes - computer operater error....

  4. Artsy awesome and sooooo cool! Once again, you're dazzling us, Shirley!

  5. Fun look! Love the stamps and colors you used!

  6. Perfect images for the perfect party. Thanks for the inspiration:)


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