A Touch of Ink Spotlight Technique

This card uses A Touch of Ink stamp set and the Spotlight technique. A Touch of Ink is a Sale-A-Bration set you can get for free with a $50 purchase through February 2021. It is one of my favorite because of the two step stamping feature, dist-Ink-tive images, and the stamp set itself–butterflies and hummingbirds with flowers are high on my list in creating cards for others. Two-step stamping in this case is when you stamp the first image, which is an outline image, and then there is second stamp that will color in the outline image. Read on to see how easy it is to create this card!


Blackberry Bliss card stock: 4.25″ x 11″, scored on the 11″ side at 5.5″, 2.75″ x 3.75″ for scalloped oval
Very Vanilla card stock: (2) 4″ x 5.25″, (1) 2.5″ x 3.5″ for oval die cut

Directions for A Touch of Ink card:

The first step is to stamp the outline images on the 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock. This card is oriented in portrait mode, where the 4″ side will be top and bottom and the sides will be the 5.25″ side. Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink the flowers on the left hand side and primarily centered in the vertical middle. Add the hummingbird such that the tail is 1/4″ from the right edge and the beak is inside the flowers. Also stamp the sentiment.

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Using Blackberry Bliss ink, ink the flower second stamp and stamp inside the outline image of the flowers to add the color. Note: The stamp to add color is not an exact match to the outline stamp and this helps to provide a soft water color look. The hummingbird is stamped in Old Olive ink. The Blackberry Bliss blend pen was used to add color to the hummingbird. Add speckles randomly with the speckle stamp in the set in Old Olive ink around the flowers.

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Die cut an oval out of the Very Vanilla cardstock, to include the sentiment and a majority of the hummingbird.

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Layer the Hummingbird oval onto the Blackberry Bliss scalloped oval. Adhere the blackberry bliss ribbon to the lower front of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Next, adhere the 4″ x 5.25″ Very Vanilla card stock onto the front of the Blackberry Bliss card front. Adhere the hummingbird oval onto the front of the card with dimensionals, lining up the images to the front of the Very Vanilla base. Add Wink of Stella to the hummingbird for an added sparkle!


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