Another Beautifully Braided Masked Spotlight Duo - Times Two!

by Joanne James18. January 2020 20:00

It's been bitterly cold all day today here in the UK and both of the James Juniors have braved the outdoors to play hockey for their respective teams (a 2-1 win and a 0-0 draw respectively) but instead of braving the freeze to watch today I decided to hibernate and make a few cards!

I couldn't resist the colour palette over at Color Throwdown so decided to create another pair of cards using the masked spotlight technique that I shared with you earlier this week - you can read that post by clicking here if you missed it. I had some lovely comments on those cards and they were a 'Fab Four' pick over at the Fab Friday challenge so I used the same 'Beautifully Braided' stamp set, but this time heat embossed in gold and used a layered circle framelit to create my spotlight. I first did an experiment on So Saffron coloured cardstock to see what it would look like with a coloured background. Here is the first card on a Night of Navy base:


And the second on a Night of Navy base with a Bermuda Bay mat:


Here is the pair together:


I quite like the effect, but the inks are not as vibrant as they are on a white base. I made a second pair that are exactly the same design, but on a Whisper White base so that you can see what I mean - here's the first one:


And the second one on a Bermuda Bay card base:


I love the brightness of the colours on this pair. I added a few of the Holiday Rhinestones or gold sequins to each card for a little subtle added bling to finish my cards. In hindsight, I should have sponged a narrower central section of Bermuda Bay so that the circle elements had a little more of all three colours on them, but that aside I really love this colour combo with the gold on a white base. Here they are together:

So what do you think - do you have a favourite pair? Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project for our new challenge this week over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (4) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
1/19/2020 4:57:08 PM #

Yeow -  these are gorgeous girl!  The gold is fabulous with all the colors you used!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/19/2020 11:19:15 PM #

Stop it! These are just too gorgeous! The gold embossing works a treat. My favourite is the one with a white base and coloured circle.

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/20/2020 10:05:20 AM #

These are beautiful - my favourite colours as well!

BroniUnited States
1/20/2020 11:38:19 PM #

Just beautiful!  Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

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