Quick and Easy Spotlight Coloring with Stencils | Terrific Tags with Michelle (with Video Tutorial!)

by Michelle

Hello there, Michelle Short here with another edition of Terrific Tags with Michelle.

Today, I have a card to share with you using spotlight coloring. Spotlight coloring is such a fun technique that can be used with lots of different coloring mediums. Today, I thought I would use it with ink blending.

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Spotlight Coloring Focal Point

I started off my card by stamping the beautiful floral image from Nostalgic Florals Stamp Set onto a panel of white cardstock using Permanent Black Ink. I then placed one of the middle-sized tag dies from the Terrific Tags Die Set on top, held it in place with low-tack tape, and ran it through my die-cutting machine.

This tag is what I will add the coloring to and leave the outside piece without coloring. This piece could be any shape – rectangle, circle, square, but since I am all about tags, I wanted to use that for my shape today.

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Adding Color with Ink Blending

You can add color to the image with so many different coloring mediums but for today, I wanted to use ink blending since it is quick and easy. I placed the Nostalgic Florals Simple Coloring Stencil Set (3 in 1) stencil on top and masked off any areas that I did not want to get ink on with Satin Masking Tape.

I first added color to the flower petals using Rose Petal Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. I love this shade of pink, it is just so pretty! I used the three darkest shades and first blended the two lightest shades using a Small Ink Blending Tool. The darkest shade was applied using a Mini Ink Blending Brush.

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The flower center was colored using Chamomile from the Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. Lastly, the leaves were colored using Green Valley Crips Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. I used the three lightest shades.

The stencil was removed, and twine was tied through the top and tied in a bow. I also stamped a sentiment from Sentiment Strips Stamp Set onto black cardstock with Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder, heat set, and cut it into a strip.

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Spotlight Coloring Technique

I adhered the panel that the tag was cut from onto a white A2 card base using Glue Tape. I then cut a further three tags from Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock and adhered them one on top of another.

They were then adhered to the tag opening on the card, followed by the ink blended one. This completes the spotlight technique.

TOP TIP! I have used simple spotlight coloring on my card today, but I think it would look great to add color to the outside portion too, with a monotone look using grays.

The sentiment was adhered on top with Instant Dimension Foam Tape, and I finished off the card with black enamel dots.

I hope I have given you some inspiration using the spotlight coloring technique. You can watch the full video process below or on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day!


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