At Stamp Club last night I showed the ladies how to do this technique. Some had done it before and it was a nice reminder about how great it can look, others did it for the very first time and produced some fabulous results.
The basic instructions I gave: Stamp an image twice onto plain cardstock. I originally said to choose a ‘busy’ design but then, after researching, found that simple designs look just as impressive.
Choose which bit of the image you want to ‘spotlight’ (I took some Fiskars Shape Templates with me which, when laid over the stamped images, helped to choose the best area and the preferred shape for this), colour either the main, large image and mount the spotlighted piece on top leaving it white, or leave the main image white and colour just the small piece. Either way looks good.
The spotlight should be raised using 3D pads, placed exactly over the matching bit below it and preferably edged with either ink or a second layer of a contrast coloured card cut very close in size.
These 6 photos show the samples I took with me to give them ideas – the last two are not yet mounted onto cards but will certainly be going to someone this coming Christmas. My previous examples of this technique can be found here.