Friday, July 8, 2011

Blog Hop - Spotlighting


Hi all!

The Angel Company is having another great blog hop over on Savvy Projects! I am so glad they announced it ahead of time since we'll be flying back home from vacation today BUT, I whipped out this card instead of cleaning bathrooms and packing. Don't you think I made the right choice? tee hee...

Sometimes Less is More but in this case, my "less" card just looked really blah. So I searched around in my things and decided to emboss my cardstock. That blue panel uses a Tim Holtz (did you know we are carrying Tim Holtz products now?!?) Halloween embossing folder and I just made sure the skull and poison part didn't show up - I really love the end results. And, who can resist some tan cording with such an outdoorsy looking card...


All stamps and papers from The Angel Company


The thing about spotlighting is it really allows you to make a neat looking card in just a fraction of the time. I think I'll be doing this more often and all of these great collage type stamps in the new catalog are perfect for that...

I hope you'll have the chance to play along! Have a great weekend...


21 comments:

Angela K said...

Chris, your card is beautiful!! TFS

Debra Miller said...

Awesome Chris!

Julie Robinson said...

beautiful card. And - yes.... you made the right choice!

papertrails leaver said...

Wow this is beautiful! You should be very proud!

Danni said...

This is fabulous!! Great texture with the embossing and well, it's just fabulous!

Juliet A said...

The spotlighting is an excellent technique to use with this image, and you finished the card perfectly - I love it!

Donna said...

Very nice male card!

thestampingbug said...

Perfect oval to spotlight! Love the photo turns and the twine too. Kerry

Glittered Paws said...

Stunning!!! This set makes up so nicely for a man card no matter what technique you use. Love all your special accents.

mischelle smith said...

beautiful Chris! really beautiful!

Holly said...

What a great card! LoVe the colors!

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous!!

Risa said...

Oh Chris...what a stunner! I love the oval. Looks like you did a mask and colored instead of cutting and layering...right? I would have never known that was a Halloween embossing folder. It's perfect.

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Yes! Christ that is so pretty, and a perfect image for spotlighting.

Diana said...

Beautiful card!!! love all your artwork! TFS!!

Michelle said...

great card - the embossing on the panels adds so much! Very cool how you did the spotlighting with this stamp...think it's another fantastic way to do some masculine cards (which I struggle with!) TFS!

Christine Pennington said...

Georgeous!

Mary said...

Beautiful card! We had the same idea ;) I switched mine up a bit but think I will still do one like this. Beautiful colors and detail!

Maria said...

Beautiful card.

Kim said...

Gorgeous Chris! I love all the texture!

disneychickstamper said...

I love the spotlighting! And I can't wait to make mine! :D Great card...just love it, and yes, you made the right decision! :D