Layers of Beauty Spotlight Wedding Card AYSI 324

by Joanne James24. May 2024 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where Jane has a theme challenge for us:


It's that time of year when lots of people are getting married so Jane's choice of theme is a timely one. I decided to use one of my new stamp set and stencil sets to revisit an 'oldie but goodie' technique for my wedding card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Layers of Beauty - The stamp set I featured on today's card is called 'Layers of Beauty' and comes with a set of co-ordinating dies and layering stencils and I think it's going to be a new favourite! The main stamp is a large floral arrangement of roses and can be used in so many ways. I stamped it in black onto my Basic White card base and left it uncoloured, then stamped it again on another sheet of cardstock to create my spotlight. 

Stencilled Spotlight - With my second image, I used my stencils to colour the flowers in Real Red and the leaves in Garden Green. The stencils are amazing - with only 2 colours, it's possible to create flowers that are full of depth. I chose these colours from the Color Dare challenge because red roses are the language of love and romance and whilst I wouldn't normally go so bold on a wedding card, I think it suits a demonstration of this technique. Once coloured using my inks and blending brushes, I used a Stylish Shapes Circle Dies to cut out a circle, then carefully pieced it onto my black and white design, using dimensionals for a little lift:


I was reminded of the spotlight technique with Inkspirational's current challenge; I haven't made a card using it in ages so it was a fun one to revisit.

Sentiment Creativity - I didn't have any current sentiments for a wedding card, so I went on a rummage through my retired stash to see what I could find. Interestingly I couldn't find anything that said 'wedding' specifically, although I'm sure I must have some somewhere. There were lots of congratulations and celebrate sentiments though and in the end I settled with a combination of 'celebrate together' from the retired 'Create With Friends' stamp set. I trio of white sequins complete my card.

I really love this set and can't wait to use it more. I'm also linking today's card up over at Just Us Girls where it's 'anything goes stencil week'; so happy to have added this one to my collection!

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. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

Johanna Rundell
Johanna RundellCanada
5/24/2024 8:31:22 PM #

That is a beautiful bit of spotlighting and your card looks wonderful.


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/25/2024 8:49:08 AM #

Spotlighting - how perfect! These roses are a great wedding option. The sentiment works so well too - I like that mix and match of colour and font. I'm delighted I'm not the only one who gave in and got this bundle!


Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
5/25/2024 12:13:21 PM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne. I love your design and that image is perfect for the spotlight technique. Your stenciling is wonderful. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls.


Julia Aston
Julia AstonUnited States
5/25/2024 3:02:20 PM #

What lovely shaded coloring on the spotlit portion of your beautiful rose Joanne!  That large floral stamp fills the card and the spotlit part really pops!   Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational: Spotlight!  Julia xx


Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
5/25/2024 8:33:16 PM #

Gorgeous! Love the spotlight technique! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile


Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
5/26/2024 2:28:01 AM #

Lovely card! I really love the way you highlighted a portion of the stamped image. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.


Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
5/26/2024 3:05:27 PM #

Your spotlight technique worked beautifully with this set. Joanne! This is a marvelous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls!


Debi Gardner
Debi GardnerUnited States
5/30/2024 1:59:50 AM #

LOVE the spotlight technique with this stamp! So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.


Melanie R
Melanie RUnited States
5/31/2024 4:07:57 AM #

Your card is lovely! The spotlight technique was a great idea and beautifully showcased the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.


Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
5/31/2024 10:03:46 PM #

Beautiful, love the spotlight technique. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.


6/1/2024 6:57:11 AM #

This is a lovely choice of design for a wedding card, lots of white yet with a beautiful pop of colour. Very romantic. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational.


6/2/2024 3:04:27 PM #

Beautiful card! I love the selective coloring. Thank you for sharing at Color Dare.


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