Timeless Textures

Stamping Technique- Spotlight Background Masking Technique

Last night at class we did an easy and fun masking technique called Spotlight Background technique. At least thats what I call it.

Its super easy, but really pretty and very cool.

Here's the card that we made using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle.


The colors are mint macaron, pool party and basic gray archival inks, with mint macaron, basic gray and silver foil cardstocks and paper. I also used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the spotlighted background.


I love how the large dragonfly shines with the silver foil sheets. I only used one dimensional to attach this dragonfly, so that the wings were free floating.

I also made another card using this technique in a different color. I have a video posted below, with step by step instructions for this card and technique.


Same technique and stamp sets, different colors:


Learn the Spotlight Background Technique here:

 The supplies used are listed in the video below.

I hope you give it a try and if you like it, I'd love for you to leave a comment below.

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Until the next time...

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Timeless Textures and Apple of My Eye set featuring the Peach

The more I use this set, the more I want to use it. Its just so sweet- literally. All the juicy fruit and fun colors that can be used with this set is endless.

Today, I am using the Apple of My Eye set in combination with the Timeless Textures stamp set. They are both sets out of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. Normally, I wouldn't have thought to put these two sets together because one is more whimsical and fun and the other is more eclectic, rustic and vintage looking.

To my surprise, once I started playing around with them, they actually look quite nice together.

First, I used the "rock n roll" technique on the peach image. I inked the peach with pumpkin pie ink and then rolled the edges only, in calypso coral. This gives it the cool two tone look.

I used sahara sand and stamped the border around the cardstock with the rectangular stamp in the Timeless Textures set. I added the flor de lis in the same color. I then used smoky slate for the cross pattern stamp and soft suede ink for the splatters.


I layered the peach on a strip of burlap ribbon and a strip of gold glimmer paper. Just for fun, I attached gold thread and gold metallic sequins for some bling. I used multi purpose glue to attach the sequins and a dimensional holds the metallic gold thread in place.


Don't be afraid to mix stamp sets- it might just turn out unexpectedly awesome.


So very, peachy!

Until the next time..

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#1 Stampers Meeting and Timeless Textures

Last week was our first Stampin' Up! meeting of the New Year. I organize this bi-monthly meeting for the Stampin' Up demonstrators on my team.

We gather together to stamp, talk a little business, eat, swap, socialize and share. As we do all that, there is always plenty of laughs. Most of these ladies have never met, but by the end of the night, we all feel like good friends. Its so cool how that works.

Many of these woman met at a #1 Stampers Meeting and have become close friends and even best friends. I love when that happens. We all share a passion for crafting and especially stamping and we totally "get" one another.

Here's a photo of some of us. Yes, my head it cut out of the photo. It was just a little too close for comfort...

But everyone else looks great!


Here's one of the gorgeous Make n Takes that we did that night.

This was designed by the very talented Amy Deems. I'm totally in love with this card.


We used Timeless Textures and Botanical Blooms from the Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog.

The colors were crushed curry, sahara sand, smoky slate, basic grey and whisper white.

We added some shimmer with the Wink of Stella brush,  in clear, on some of the petals.


In addition to this and two other make n takes, there was an awesome step card demo by Darlene Nanni and a cool "card fold" demo that I shared and will post later.

I love my #1 Stampers- they are some of the most talented women I know!

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our super special and fabulously fun meetings.

Keep On Stampin' and Come back again soon!


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