Friday, April 3, 2015

Spotlight Card with Tamiko

Hey folks, T.G.I. Funday!!  Ever feel like with all the talented people in the world, that YOU would never get a chance to be in the spotlight?  When I started playing with this collage stamp from the Sin City Stamps- Plate of Rubber- Bingo, that's exactly how I felt!  There are so many cool elements here.  I couldn't just break the stamp up and use the images individually.  Well yeah, I could!  I didn't want to though!  I saw bingo boards and poker chips, keys and clocks, a bird in a cage and a hot air balloon.   What stood out to me the MOST was a teddy bear!  I felt like he would, like many of us, feel lost among all the many beautiful things.  
So I decided to put a spotlight on the teddy bear. :)

Tombow Markers
Water brush
Acrylic Block
Paper Trimmer
Helmar 450 Adhesive
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Bling Mesh
Wooden Veener
Faber Castell Big Brush Pens
black card stock
black mirror paper
circle punch
archival ink pad

First I took the collage stamp and stamped it a few times in archival ink.  I knew exactly how I wanted to show a spotlight.  It was a technique I picked up years ago ago from SplitCoastStampers.  Great source for tutorials and inspiration.

I then grabbed three of my Tombow markers.  I chose them because they are water soluble.  I can lay down color on my acrylic block or craft mat, spritz with water and brush it on.  Leaves a really cool water color effect.

I then took my circle punch and proceeded to punch Mr Bear out from one of my additional stamped collage images.  I am leaving this portion black and white to show a *spotlight*.  I could have colored him and left everything else black and white, but I LOVE to COLOR!! 


Mounted my full image on some black mirror paper and then on top of black cardstock. Popped the circular spot out with some Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots for dimension. Used a little bling mesh, trim, a wooden camera (colored with a Pitt Pen) and the words: all lights on you.  I think it worked out well.. Don't you? :)

As always I hope you take the time to create what you love, for those you love and use Sin City Stamps while you're at it!  Thank you for stopping by and have a grand weekend!!!


  1. Oh I love this and how you've chosen that adorable little bear to be the focus! It's fun and sweet at the same time!! Well done Tamiko!!

  2. Tamiko you never cease to amaze me! I love love love the spotlight technique! The color and bling is perfect! What a FUN piece.

  3. I love how you did the spotlight.. I have never done one of those before it is definitely going to be something I am going to try.. It worked so well at highlighting your little bear and bringing him into the main focus. Cute little camera pointing to him..

  4. Very cute and what a creative idea. Love.

  5. This is so pretty- love the bear and the colors pop.

  6. Tamiko this turned out just great. I agree with everyone the bear for a spot light was a great idea. Love this stamp.

  7. I love the spotlight technique and your card is "spot on"....get it? spot on? lol

  8. Beautiful card Tamiko!!! Cute little bear!

  9. How cute and I just love the colors on the card. You did a beautiful job!

  10. I love that you chose to leave the bear black and white!! Good call! I'll be tucking that idea away to use. Love the card and I'm loving that stamp! As you style girl!

  11. Fun idea for a spotlight card. Very cool effect! TFS

  12. You rock with those colors and design!

  13. Love what you do the colors are so vibrant just makes me feel happy. great background....


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