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Mon 06

Spotlighting Sweet Peas
by Trina Pham


Hello and happy Labor Day to those celebrating.  For my card today, I modified the spotlighting technique to use with the Blooming Sweet Pea 3D embossing folder to create a very simple floral card.

Started by die cutting a circle stencil from masking paper using Circle Basics die.  Adhered the stencil to a Bristol panel and applied Milled Lavender distress ink (DI) with a blender brush.


Insert the panel into the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.


Placed the circle stencil back and applied Shaded Lilac DI to the raised areas.


Used a sanding block next to buff the raised areas and remove the colors.

You could skip applying the darker ink color before sanding, but I wanted the contrast.  For some texture and a faux watercolor look, spritz it with water and blot with a paper towel.  


A circle frame was then die cut from Twilight Purple color paper with the circle die used to create the stencil and the next circle size up.  The Signature Greeting sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock, then die cut out with the matching die.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added some clear jewels to finish.


Really simple… and that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.







Oh, wow!! You card is very beautiful!! Lovely embossing and love the dreamy looking flowers, so pretty!!

Now that's one very pretty card with a fabulous and striking technique. Thank you for the step by step and the wonderful inspiration Trina x.

Beautifully done, Trina - love seeing part of the embossing folder highlighted. And the shades of purple are gorgeous!

A truly gorgeous card, Trina! I love it!

This is so pretty and soft, plus it is in my favourite colour so attracts my attention immediately. Will try this technique for sure.

Beautiful, Trina

Wow!! Such a great idea! It's an amazing card!! Love really very much the gorgeous effect and the purple shades! The EF you used is a delight.

So beautiful with the embossing highlighted in that circle spotlight, Trina!!

Came to have a look and see how you did this, brilliant absolutely love this ideaTrina. The card is just so beautiful

such a lovely technique!

Gorgeous card. I have just tried sanding foil card stock but had not thought of doing that on regular card stock. So creative and clever. LOVE the look. And a totally new way to do Spotlighting! Great work Trina!

Beautiful effect and such a cool technique ♥

Gorgeous Trina, that's such a cool technique ♥

Beautiful card and great technique!

Wow! This is awesome! Another embossing folder needs to come live with me!

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