My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Spotlight on the Basket

Hi Everyone,

This is the card I will be giving to my mother in law for Mother's Day this year.  I used the Daisy Basket stamp from DRS Designs for the focal image, along with the spotlight technique. Have you ever tried this before?  I really should use it more often because the effect is really cool.

 I stamped the image and cut it out with my Nesties. Then I stamped the image a second time on a separate piece of cardstock, cutting out a portion using a 1 3/4" punch.  This circular part is the only thing that is then colored, and adhered onto the main image with a pop dot.  I cut out one of the butterflies from the Three Butterflies stamp and used it like an embellishment, and of course my favorite Polka Dot stamp from the latest release had to make its way onto the card :)

With the dots and the bow at the top, I needed to balance out the bottom with some black as well, so I used a Martha Stewart border punch and some bling to make it even more girlie.

Thanks for visiting and I'm also posting at DRS Designs today, so stop by over there and say hi!

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Calender-April Showers bring May Flowers
Sweet Stampin' Challenge-Try something New (Spotlight Technique)
Crafts 4 Eternity-Anything Goes
Prarie Fairy-April Showers bring May Flowers
If the Shoe fits...-Things with Wings
Paper Cutz-Anything Goes
Phindys Place-Glitter, Glamor, Glitz
Stamp Something-Things with Wings
Wags n Wiskers-Die or Punch
CCEE Stampers-Add a Butterfly
Charisma Cardz-April Showers bring May Flowers
Craft Us Crazy-Mother's Day
Some Odd Girl-All About Mom
Paper Variety-Polka Dots
Clear it Out-Ribbon or trim
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Momento, Stickles, Bling: Love 2 scrap, Ribbon: JoAnn's


Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,great idea with the coloured part.xxx

Monica said...

Wow, Karin, so much bling there... what a generous lady you are to part with so much bling!!! Lol! I would never use more than three - five gems, you know... that's me - a hoarder!!!

This is so unusual... I like the way you have piece stamped it. That is the right, terminology, right? Black adds a lot of elegance to it.

xxx Monica

TannyP said...

I've only once tried this technique, but you've got me itching to try again. Beautiful =) Perfect use for that lovely bling, too!

pinky said...

Thats beautiful Karin, never tried this before, very inspirational.

Debbie said...

Lovely card Karin, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck. Debbiexx

Pauline said...

This is beautiful! Love the spotlight technique, I haven't tried it myself, but it looks fabulous!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card! Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

Angelica said...

Hola Karin!!

Beautiful card! I love the colors, your spotlight technique and your gems.
It is perfect card for Mother's Day.

Margreet said...

Hi Karin....what a beautiful card....love your colouring and technique...Thanks for joining us at FFF!
xxx Margreet

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Karin, the spotlight technique works beautifully on this card!

MaryB said...

What a wonderful technique and your card is just beautiful. Your mother-in-law is going to love this.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

pinky said...

Opps forgot to say thanks for joining us at C4E.

cebelica said...

Pink and black - one of my favourite colour combinations. And polka dots. And crystals ... Oh my, there's only one word for a card like this: "gorgeous". :D

Thank you for joining us at MMCS challenges this week!

Suzy said...

Beautiful card! great color combo and love the flower image. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety :)

Lisa Jane said...

Love the pink and black colour combo and the pretty flowers
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Fiona said...

beautiful card and great job on the spotlighting. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Pami said...

Gorgeous Karin, the spotlight technique is so effective. Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Tine said...

Hi Karin. Nice touch of bling to your spotlight card. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for playing a long with us at TPS.
Kevin xx

Lindsey said...

Oooh, I really like how you used the spotlighting!

Heidi said...

Beautiful card- just wonderful. It would qualify for the ABC DT challenge to use flowers. I hope you would like to join us. There is a prize up for grabs!



Grace said...

So beautiful! Stunning color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

MiamiKel said...

Such a beauty! Very creative! Thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenge Blog this week! Hope to see you again!

Sarah Rice said...

what a great card! love the pink and black
thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

Cheryl Valadez said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter ;D Hugz, Cheryl

Carrie said...

what a wonderful card and fantstic technique!! Thanks for playing at Sweet stamping and my mums craft shop x x

Miesje said...

Pretty coloring. I love the spotlighting. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Emily Leiphart said...

Karin, this is gorgeous! I love all the pink, the way you spotlighted the flowers and the beautiful pearl border. Wow!

Dorcas said...

Wonderful sprinkling of glitz! I’m so glad you could join us this week at Phindy’s PLace!
Ps) If you haven’t already done so there’s still time to join in the fun with my “no strings attached” blog candy, open til May 13th.
Have a fabulous weekend!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE the spotlighting on the flowers ... great job! So glad you joined in our Punches/Dies challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers! I hope you'll join us again next challenge!

Wags 'n Whiskers DT

theCook said...

What a lovely butterfly and that spotlight technique has a great effect! Well done and thanks for joining the spotty challenge at LCI this week!

Splashbunny said...

Love the spotlight effect, it works great with this card. I really like the pink shade of your card,
thanks for joining us for the bling challente at PCJ!

Cor* said...

Beautiful Spotlight technique! I have done this a couple of time, but always seem to forget to NOT COLOR!! LOL Well done! Thanks for making me revisit this technique. Lovely spring flowers, april showers creation! Thanks for flying with the fairies this week at FFF!

Rachel B said...

Your card is amazing! I love the spotlight on the flowers! Beautiful! And your ribbon looks prefect! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

Christel said...

I really like your colouring!
Really sweet cart!
Thanks for joining Charisma cardz this week!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining in with SSDS Mothers Day challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Anita said...

Beautiful card. The flowers are so pretty and I really like the butterfly. Thanks for joining in the LCI challenge this week.

Wendy said...

This is sooooo pretty! Love your bling and the pop dot stamp effect! Thanks for joining us over at PCJ!


Martha said...

oh Just so pretty, love the bling! :)
Thanks so much for playing with Clear it Out.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Krin, this is such a sweet card!! I love he color combo and that bling....awesome! Thanks for joining us this week over at Stampin' Sisers in Christ! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a gorgeous card! Lovely!
Thanks so much for joining in our “Mother’s Day and/or Flowers” challenge at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
Huggies ~
PS.....I can totally identify with the spelling of your name being a bit different. Notice my name has the double R's. LOL Always have to explain it. LOL

Anne-Marije said...

Oh what a nice card!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge.
xxx Anne-Marije

Jennifer E. said...

What a fun and very pretty card! Love the pink black and sparkle! Your MIL will love it!

Cheryl said...

Oh Karin, your card is just stunning! You used the spotlight technique so perfectly. I have never tried it and need to give it a whirl. I love all the details on your card like the gorgeous edge punch and the bling.

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Stunning card!!! Love this technique. Beautiful colorization. Thank you for playing along at Paper Crafting Journey.
Belinda - PCJDT

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