Spot light "Ginger Fred" Card

Spot Light Card

 This black and white to color card, is basically coloring images within a shape with bright colors, and then leaving the images outside the shape a neutral color. This new stamp set “Ginger Fred” is perfect for this technique, in that you need a few coordinating outline images to color to make the card have lots of shading and interest.



  • First, I mix up my Color Burst colors in a pallet with a few drops of water.
  • Then, I stamp images onto a 4 1/8” x 4 1/8” sheet of watercolor paper.
  • Next, I draw a circle in pencil in the middle of the paper using a 3” die as a guide.
  • Then, I paint the images inside the circle in vibrant colors.
  • Next, I “Smoosh” distress ink in the tumbled glass color on a laminated sheet of paper, and add sprays of water.
  • I then paint around all the images inside the circle.
  • Again I use the “Smooshing” technique to add distress ink in pumice stone color onto my laminated sheet of paper.
  • I paint shadows on all the images outside the circle using full strength pumice stone color.
  • I then erase my pencil line circle.
  • Next, I add a few drops of water to pumice stone to lighten the color. I then paint the other half of the images outside the circle.
  • Once again I add more drops of water to pumice stone so that it is very light. I then paint around all the images on the outside of the circle.
  • Air dry or dry with heat tool to set.
  • Add finishing touches with Wink of stella glitter pen, and a white gel pen.
  • Cut a ¾” strip of vellum paper and stamp the sentiment using Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. Let dry.
  • Wrap the sentiment strip around the water color paper about ½” from the bottom. Adhere to the back. I found it easiest to use scotch tape for this.
  • Adhere watercolor panel to a black 4 ¼ x 4 ¼” card base.
  • Be sure to watch the video for more in depth instructions.

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