For the month of July, we're helping you get a head start on this year's Christmas cards with our Christmas in July Card a Day Challenge!
Every day of the month, we have a new challenge for you. Be sure to follow along on our Facebook or Instagram to participate in the challenge! Tag us in your pictures or post in our Exclusive Stamping Before Anything Else Facebook group so we can see your take on the challenge.
Today is the 9th day of the month and Kayla's really proud of this card! For today's challenge, you'll want to create a card using the spotlight technique. This is when you stamp an image, punch out only part of the image and color that punched out section. Then you add it back to the front of the card with a layer of color cardstock behind it.
For this card, we used Cherry Cobbler for the card base. We stamped the trees from Stampin' Up!'s new online exclusive, Horse & Sleigh Stamp Set in Crumb Cake on a piece of Basic White Cardstock. Next we punched out part of the tress with a 2-3/8" Circle punch then colored the trees with Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers. We punched a 2-1/2" Circle of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock to adhere behind the punched out trees and added everything to the front. Next we stamped the sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler on a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock and added to a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. Finally we added some Gold Trim and Gilded Gems to the front.
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
4-1/4"x 11"; score on the long side at 5-1/2"
Scrap for punch
Basic White Cardstock
4" x 5-1/4"