Hello, everyone ... I hope you are enjoying today's challenges and getting some cards made on World Card Making Day! One of my favorite products/techniques to work with are Inchies, so my challenge to you today is to make a Fall themed card using an Inchie to spotlight a larger image! IF YOU DON'T HAVE INCHIE ARTS INCHIE SQUARES, YOU MAY USE A 1-INCH PIECE OF CARDSTOCK.
For my card, I chose my favorite new Fall Lockhart Stamp Company images, this fabulous Autumn Gate. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic's X-Press It Blending Card twice. I hand trimmed around one image and then lightly colored the image a little with some lighter muted Copic colors (E30, Y00, YG61, YR00, T0, T1), to replicate what this gate might look like at dusk. Normally when doing a spotlight technique, the larger image is left uncolored, but I liked the tiny bit of color on mine. You may do either on your challenge card.
For the spotlighted "Give Thanks" wreath, I used a piece of cardstock with a 1-inch square punched out of it to use as a template to place over the second stamped image, to determine exactly what part of the image I wanted to use:
I used a pencil to trace around the square template and then I cut out the 1-inch image, leaving the right edge of the banner and bow extending beyond the edges. I colored the 1-inch image with these Copic markers: (E31, E33, V15, Y15, YG61, YG63, YR12, and Orange, Melon & Lemon Atyou Spica Glitter Pens). Alternately, you could just stamp the part of the image you want to highlight onto the Inchie Square (or 1-inch piece of cardstock), and/or punch or trim your cardstock image to be one inch square. I then adhered the cut out image to an Inchie Arts Dark Cream Inchie Square and mounted the Inchie to my larger image. The Inchie Square gives a wonderful bit of dimension and depth to the Spotlight Technique. If you are using a 1-inch piece of cardstock for your spotlight, you may want to pop it up on foam tape, to make your spotlight stand out from the rest of your image.
To finish my card, I die cut a Maple Leaf from Memory Box Jack O Lantern cardstock, crumpled it up and then sponged it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. It is mounted with 3D foam squares to the Memory Box Paprika notecard base. A black button and Black Baker's Twine complete my card.
I hope you have fun trying this Inchie Spotlight Technique! ~ Sharon
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp Co-Autumn Gate,
Dies: Memory Box Maple Leaf die; Sizzix Tim Holtz On The Edge Die-Scallops,
Paper: Memory Box-Paprika notecards (card base), Jack O Lantern cardstock (leaf); My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 6x6-Sunshine, Copic X-Press It Blending Card;
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink-Brushed Corduroy;
Copic Markers: E30, E31, E33, V15, Y00, Y15, YG61, YG63, YR00, YR12, T0, T1; Orange, Melon & Lemon Atyou Spica Glitter Pens,
Accessories: Inchie Arts Assorted Neutral Inchie Squares; Black Baker's Twine; black button; Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares; Ranger Ink Blending Tool;
For our Inchie Challenge simply create a Fall-themed card using an Inchie Square or 1-inch piece of cardstock to spotlight one area of your stamped image.
Once you have completed this challenge please be certain to link directly to that specific project in our WCMD Challenge Blog Candy post!
Fall is filled with traditions -- what tradition do you look forward to each fall? Be certain to leave your answer and some love for Sharon on this post to be entered in a random drawing for the fun goodies shown below.