Monday, October 21, 2013

In the Spotlight Challenge!

This was a fun challenge and I think all of us learned a new technique! The Designers have voted and we have our winners!

The FIRST CLASS card goes to:  #1 Kathy Stacy

The IN THE MAILBOX goes to: #2 Debi B, #6 Ellen Parker and #7 Sandy Hentzel

Congratulations! Send me an email to: with First Class Spotlight or Mailbox Spotlight as your subject and I will email you your badge!  Thanks so much for following and joining in on our challenges! ~Sandy

Hello and welcome to our third Monday of the month challenge! This time we want to see IN THE SPOTLIGHT CARDS!  This challenge runs from October 21st to November 3rd.

Please read this description of what a spotlight card is before you link yours to our challenge. Plus, take a look at our Designer's cards to see what one should look like.  If you are still confused, I will post a link to a tutorial video further down in this post.    A spotlight card features an image that is stamped or printed up in black and white while just a spot of it is in color.  The colored portion of the image is highlighted by a circle, oval or square shape to make it stand out from the black and white image.  This is easily accomplished by stamping or printing the image twice, coloring a small portion that you want to spotlight and cutting it out into the spotlight shape and adhering it to the full image on your card.  You could also do this in reverse with the full image in color and the spotlight portion in black in white.

Remember, all cards linked for our challenge must be an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") only.  NO SQUARE CARDS.

Our designers did a fabulous job with creating cards that are IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

Danie put a spotlight on this lovely lady's face and fur collar.  Love the,chocolate, men...some things are just better rich!

Debbie, Scrap Enabler 
 Debbie planted a bunch of lovely flowers on her card but spotlighted one lovely bloom for a wonderful happy birthday greeting!

Denise created two lovely spotlight cards and I just couldn't decided which one I liked best, so I'm sharing them both!  She spotlighted the top rose blossoms and the bird in this fabulous birdcage and rose image.

Her second card spotlights the dragonfly and the flower that is in full bloom in this lovely floral garden.

Karen's Happy Birthday card features a spotlight around the flower bloom with the butterfly, leaves and background in black and white.

 Kristie spotlighted a section of the lovely blossoms on her pretty hello card.

Lisa's unique black and white background was perfect for spotlighting one of the beautiful flowers on her card.

Marilyn's God Bless You card spotlights the Christ child which makes a dramatic statement on her card.

  Patricia, Thinking of Inking
Patricia's card shows you how you can use the spotlight technique on your Christmas cards.  The lovely black and white scene is so peaceful and the spotlighted cardinal on the mailbox makes the red banner stand out.

  Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations
Of course, it's still October so if you are making Halloween cards like I am, you can spotlight a portion of your spooky card to make that section really stand out like this Jack-o-Lantern man's head!

Wendi spotlighted a sweet treat on her yummy cupcake card.  The spotlight on the cherry and portion of the frosting really make this card pop.

Now it's your turn. It's really not that hard.  But if you are still confused, watch this tutorial video, just click on the link at Split Coast Stampers:

Before linking, please take note of the following rules...

  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  4. Entry must be for the current theme:  In the Spotlight cards
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.


  1. Fabulous Spotlight cards, Designers! You did awesome!! :)

  2. Great technique. I ended up doing 3 cards because they were so much fun. TFS


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