Thursday, October 23, 2014


Hi there, today I have a card to share, made with the new Welcome Autumn set for a dear friend, who hopefully will have received it by now, so it won't ruin the surprise! There is a lot of detail in this pretty image, which means a lot of potential coloring! I decided to use the spotlight technique and just focus on the friendship of the little animals in the image.

I stamped the image in Versamark on mustard cardstock and heat embossed with Teddy Brown. I took an Aqua Pen and filled it with bleach and colored the leaves of the image. I cut and embossed the card front with Spellbinders Fanciful Lattice. The image was then stamped again on white cardstock and I colored just the animal areas using the following Copics: E33, R20, YR21 and YR24.

The big cat area was cut out of the embossed image and the same part of the image was cut and embossed from the white image, using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large. The white image was placed in the "window" and was taped down from the back.

I then edged another piece of mustard cardstock with 3/4" Tear-ific Tape, after removing the protective backing, the latticed card front was centered on the edged piece and Goldenrod velvet glitter was applied to the exposed sticky edges.

I continued cutting and embossing the other little animals and they were attached in their places with Dimensional Dots. 

The happy birthday was die cut and then heat embossed with Teddy Brown. I attached the sentiment with Dimensional Glue. Friend was cut and embossed and then I ran Memento Cantaloupe ink over the top, before heat embossing with some Clear Detail to give it a bit of a shine, like the happy birthday. This was also attached with Dimensional Dots.

The card front was layered on a mustard card base and a strip of Diamond Mesh was attached to the left hand side for some autumnal bling and to complete the card.

I enjoyed putting this card together for Donna! Happy Birthday dear Friend! 

I'd like to enter this card in the following two challenges:
Stamping Sensations - October Challenge - Warm Autumnal Colors
and Jellypark Challenges - Autumn/Fall

Thanks for stopping by today,



  1. What a darling card. I love all the popped up layers and the texture in it. Cute images too!

  2. OH MY! And was I ever EVER surprised by opening my wonderful Birthday package, Miss Shona! Thank you SO VERY MUCH - I love my card, and what an amazing way to feature the best parts of this beautiful image. I REALLY love that sparkly rhinestone strip on the card, too. Thank you for sending the other card, which showcases so many fabulous techniques. I'll be looking that up again in the gallery to find out how you did all those magical things.

    Shona, love the little goodies you included, and the special gift which arrived in my email, too. THANK YOU. As I waded through 300+ emails today, imagine my surprise to discover that little nugget of gold included therein from one of our favorite shopping places! THANK YOU!

    Hope all is going well. I'll phone or email to try to catch you. Love, de

  3. You did a wonderful job on the coloring. Beautiful card!

  4. Love all the interesting elements of your card, lots of texture and colour

    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month

  5. Gracious, you have some fantastic techniques on this wonderfully done card. That bleaching is superb & of course love the golden blitz. Just saw some of your fabulous work in 2 magazines I just bought. Always such a pleasure when I see your name under a card! This is just stunning! I know the recipient was tickled to pieces to open the envelope! TFS & Big Hugs

  6. Wow Shona, this looks amazing, great image , great colours, great stucture , such a lovely scenery and I love how you show the friends popping-up out of there invirement , great and special card!!!


  7. I have never tried this spotlight technique but now I feel inspired to do so!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!