Spotlighting Technique

by Beate Johns

This technique is great to spotlight part of your image. It's a fun way to use detailed stamps and only color part of of the image.


  • Two paper punches or cutting system that gives you nested shapes

  • Outline image stamp

  • Coloring mediums (here Aqua painter and waterbased ink)
  • Cardstock (here Shimmery White)

  • Black Stazon™


  1. Step 1

    Stamp the main image in Black Stazon™ ink.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp the part of the image that will be highlighted again, this time on a smaller piece of cardstock.

  3. Step 3

    Punch out the part of the image that will be highlighted.

    (Or use a cutting system to cut it out.)

  4. Step 4

    Color in the punched image.

  5. Step 5

    Adhere image to a slightly bigger, colored cardstock punch out.

    This will draw attention to the image.

  6. Step 6

    Line up the layered punch out over the main image and tape down.

  7. Step 7

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Spotlighting Technique. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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