Spotlight Technique with the Forest Shapes Bold Prints

by Daniel West April 16, 2021 8 Comments

Hey there friends, Daniel, here with a fun spotlight technique featuring the Forest Shapes Bold Prints. Sometimes, I feel overwhelmed with a large amount of open spaces on a background stamp. What if I color the whole thing in and make a mistake on a section of it? What if I don't have time to color it in completely because I just learned I needed a card? What if I just LOVE the spotlight technique? 

These are great reasons to use this partial coloring method. I showed you how I did this during the Tuesday episode of Live with Libby (where I was Libby for a day). You can watch the replay for details.

Check out the video for tips on choosing Copic markers and palettes! I mention a wonderful tool that will change your palette game.

Now, for today's card, I did a variation of the first card, taking a strip I trimmed off the original panel I created in the video and coloring it in. I moved my card base a bit to the right in my MISTI in order to have some real estate to the right of my colored panel. I stamped the Forest Shapes Bold Prints with Intensified Black Ink. Then, I cut down an A2-sized panel of Classic Layering Vellum and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station Lite to add even adhesive to the back. Then, I laid it over my stamped card base of Dove White cardstock.

Next, I colored in the strip of the Forest Shapes Bold Prints with Copic markers using this color palette: CG10, CG8, BG49, BG18, BG15, R29, R27, R24, YR68 and YR65.

After coloring the strip, I adhered it directly over the vellum with Hero Arts Precision Glue. I made sure to align the prints up. Then, I created a sentiment strip with a great stamp from the Line Art Flowers Stamp Set, some Embossing and Watermark Clear Ink and White Embossing Powder over Pitch Black cardstock.

I popped up the strip with some foam tape over the colored strip. Then, I finished off the card with some Hero Hues Black Enamel Dots.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed this spotlight technique as much as I did. Below you will find a grid of supplies for your convenience! Let me know what your favorite colorable Bold Prints stamp is in the comments.

Kindly,

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CG842 Forest Shapes Bold Prints -...
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CM534 Line Art Flowers - Hero Arts
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AF435 Intens-ified Black Ink Pad -...
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink...
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PW110 White Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
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PS772 Classic Vellum Layering Paper...
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PS406 Hero Hues Dove White Side...
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PS323 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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CH322 Neutrals Hero Hues Enamel Dots...
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GW101 Precision Glue - Hero Arts
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8 Responses

Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson

April 19, 2021

I think circles and cylinders is my favorite colorable bold print stamp but loving the whole look and especially the stencils this month!

KC Wong
KC Wong

April 19, 2021

Love these ideas! I have so many stamps to try this with!

Barbara-Jean Kubik
Barbara-Jean Kubik

April 17, 2021

Love it!

Thanks!

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

April 17, 2021

Daniel – I really love both of these cards! Think it’s especially effective with this graphic style! Looking forward to trying this when my kit, etc. arrive! Thanks for sharing your creative vision!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

April 16, 2021

Awesome cards Daniel. I love this technique and the beautiful colour combo you used.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend,

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

April 16, 2021

Like the partial coloring because I would mess up on coloring such a big print. Finished a card using Soft Landscape Window die that I’ll post to my blog today.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Susan Thibaud
Susan Thibaud

April 16, 2021

I love your card. What an inspiration to use part of the background die and color it with beautiful colors. Thank you so much for sharing.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

April 16, 2021

I just received this bold print in the mail, and have only used it as a tone on tone background. I love your design. I love the design of this months kit, because I don’t have anything like it. I will definitely try your technique. Thank you for sharing it.