The Spotlight technique is a wonderful way to bring out a focal point on a detailed, line stamp when you don't want to color in the entire image.
I used an Aqua Painter to color in the image of the pumpkin since that's what I wanted as my focal point. I also wanted the pumpkin to look washed out/aged. When using an Aqua Painter be sure not to go over an area too much or the paper will 'pile' or appear to be breaking down. Watercolor paper is perfect for the Aqua Painter since it's much thicker and will allow you repeated layers without any piling.
To create the frayed twine in the upper right corner I cut 3" of burlap ribbon, trimmed off the finished edge and separated the fibers. I tied several strands together, in a knot and attached it to the card with a glue dot. I also used my 1/2" circle punch to 'notch' out a corner for the placement of that ribbon.
- Stamp Set: Best of Autumn #134390
- Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango
- Ink Pads: Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango
- Designer Paper: Venetian Romance #130144
- Ribbon: Burlap #132140
- Punches: 1/2" Circle #119869, 1 1/4" Circle #119861, 1 3/8" Circle #119860, 1" Square #124094 (used to create the banner tip)
- Accessories: Brights Candy Dots #130931, Aqua Painter #103954, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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