Today over on The Scrapbook Store Blog, I wanted to share with you a fun technique called the spotlight technique. Most of the examples I have seen feature an uncoloured image with a coloured portion cut out and raised above to stand out. For a bit of a twist I have kept my main panel one layer by using some fun masking.
I started by taking two pieces of white cardstock and randomly stamping the Robots and sentiments all over using black ink. I then cut a piece of masking paper the same size as the white card piece and cut a circle from it using a nestabilities die.
On the first card I used only the circle portion of the mask and then sponged around the rest of the card front using blue distress ink. Once that was done, I used Copic markers to colour the robot and the hearts that fell inside the white circle area.
On the second card I used the outside of the mask leaving the circle empty. But since I wanted to colour the hearts and the robots, I also made a mask of those and covered them before sponging inside the circle with green distress ink. I then removed the masks and coloured the robot and hearts inside the green circle.