In the Spotlight

This card was made for two card challenges:

Color My Heart Color Color Dare #324 - TicTacToe with Color Palette of "Oh What Fun"  Using the right-hand vertical column (lagoon - mint - pixie).

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Freshly Made Sketches #369 

The card base is 5 1/2"x 8 1/2" Stampin' Up! (SU) Bermuda Bay cardstock folded in half. The front panel is a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of SU Pool Party cardstock that was embossed using the SU "Modern Mosaic" embossing folder that had been inked with SU Bermuda Bay ink before placing the panel inside. The embossed panel was glued to the card base using Tombow.

The sketch's required round element was created by stamping the SU "In the Spotlight" using SU Blushing Bride ink onto SU Whisper White cardstock. It was then die cut using a Sizzix circle die. A slightly larger circle die was used to create a pink mat from SU Blushing Bride cardstock, then an even larger circle die was used to cut a mat from SU Bermuda Bay cardstock. These three circles were glued together with Tombow, but before adhering the stamped circle, I backed it with a slightly smaller chipboard circle to add depth as a complement to the raised embossed main panel.

Before gluing the matted stamped circle, I punched out two SU "Modern Label" shapes - one from SU Bermuda Bay, and the other from SU Blushing Bride. I cut these in half so that their ends could extend beyond the circle as required by the challenge sketch. These were temporarily attached to the back of the circle element using a Recollections Repositionable tape runner to allow me to get them aligned correctly, then the entire circle and labels were glued permanently to the card front using Tombow.

The hardest part of making this card was getting the embossing folder inked correctly since there are such broad flat areas in the design. The rest was really easy. So I am rating the difficulty level as a "2" out of a possible "5". The card can be used for birthdays, thank yous, or thinking of you occasions.

Stamps: SU In the Spotlight
Paper: SU Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Chipboard
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride
Accessories: SU Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Sizzix Circle Dies, Spellbinders Circle Dies, SU Modern Label Punch, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue
Techniques: Die Cutting, Punching, Inked Embossing Folder


  1. Pretty color choices and a great technique with excellent results! I think I am going to have to give this a go again- its been a while- thanks for the nudge! So glad you were able to join use this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. What pretty colors and you created such a lovely card. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. Thanks for joining in the JOSTTT001 challenge. Love the colour combinations of this card. x

  4. Background is very pretty and bold and a good background for your soft pink focal point...nice interpretation of the sketch too. Thanks for sharing with us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare this week, and please check our next fun color challenge.

  5. Great job on the inked embossing for the background and it really sets the stage for your focal image. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  6. I love the embossed background. Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare.

  7. Beautiful card! I really love the circle as the focal point with the embossed background. Thank you for playing with us at Color Dare.

  8. I like the sketch you used and the colours look great. Thanks for joining us at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge.

  9. That is such a beautiful background. Thank you for joining us in this week's Color My Heart Color Dare. <3 Miss. Carrie


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