6 June 2019

VIDEO | Sparkly Spotlight Stamping

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the new Simon Says Stamp Round and Round Background stamp from their new Rest and Refresh release, which is out today. I am using the stamp to create a spotlight stamping effect - having the background pattern go across the entire card base, as well as the circle element.
I started off by stamping the Simon Says Stamp Round and Round Background Stamp on to a panel of white cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. In real-life you can see this well but sadly, in the video and photos, it is very difficult to see.

I then set this aside while I worked on my spotlight piece. I took a piece of TH Silver Sparkle Alcohol ink Cardstock and added Copic Refills on to it, using a paintbrush to spread the colour around. I used BG23, B04, B06 and V17. The piece was then set aside to dry. Once dry, I die cut the piece using one of the Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies.
I prepped it with an antistatic powder tool and then stamped it using the Round and Round Background Stamp. I applied the same clear embossing powder and heat set. Since the circle will be hanging off the edge of the card base, I added a circle of white cardstock to the back to neaten it up. I added the stamped panel to a 3 6/8" x 5.5" card base and then added the circle piece on top, making sure to line up the pattern on the background so that it continues across the card base and the circle piece.
I took the Simon Says Stamp Leanna Butterfly Die and cut this from white cardstock. I added it to the circle piece with liquid glue. I took the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip using the smallest of the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Iridescent Jewels.

Here the video showing how I made the card:

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Like I mention, it is a shame that you cannot see the pattern across the card base in the photos, but it is very pretty in real life! Thank you so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!


  1. Such a beautiful card! Pretty,pretty, pretty! I love the mix of greens/blues on the spotlight panel, I thought they went perfectly together. Great tips for using printer paper to help line it all up too. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of this fun technique Michelle xx

  2. Such a great idea. You mentioned that you have done this technique with alcohol inks. I tried looking for this on youtube but couldn't find it. Great idea.


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