So once a month I host a Club; nick-named the “Craft Cult” by one of the ladies’ husband! The name stuck and we’ve been calling ourselves the Craft Cult ever since! Well both last month and this month, we’ve had to meet via Zoom. It’s been fun trying to come up with projects that we can all make together, separately from our own homes, using whatever cardstock, stamp sets, inks, & embellishments we each have.
This past weekend, I made two projects for our Craft Cult; each with a new technique, and I’d like to share one of those with you here.
Nesting Spotlight Technique
I don’t know if this has a name or not but I’m calling it the Nesting Spotlight. Basically you use any shape of nesting dies; I used the Layering Circle dies here. Simply nest and cut two different sizes at the same time. You’ll be left with a ‘donut’ and a full circle. The donut is garbage but you keep the smaller circle. You may want to use tiny strips of Washi Tape to hold your nesting dies in place as it running through the die cutting machine.
How to make this card:
I used Lovely Lipstick ( a Retiring 2018-2020 In Color – you can see my tribute post to all the Retiring 2018-2020 In Colors here) cardstock as my card base. My card base is an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock scored & folded in half. I used a piece of Best Dressed DSP cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ on top of the card base. Then I used a piece of Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″. This is layer that I cut my nesting circles out of. I decorated this with stamped images from the Dressed To Impress stamp set and I stamped the Hello Fabulous greeting onto the small circle left behind. Then I propped this up on the card base with stamping dimensionals, added the circle, also on dimensionals. The negative space around the smaller circle just causes your eye to laser in on the sentiment. Very easy and adaptable to any stamp set and DSP that you have on hand.
I chose the lipstick patterned sheet of DSP to compliment the tube of lipstick that I decorated the front of the card with. Let’s take a closer look at the lipstick:
I colored this lipstick tube with the Stampin’ Blends markers. If you would like to learn to use the Stampin’ Blends to color like this, I just announced that I am starting an Online Class Series called “How to Use Your Stampin’ Blends”. If you are interested in this class, you can get all the details and register for that class here.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this technique. Is this a technique that you’d like to try? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
And now Hello Fabulous needs to jump into an envelope and head on over to a lovely lady who needs some cheering up while she’s isolating at home alone.