Spotlight on Christmas

Spotlight on ChristmasThis looks like our Oratorio Society.  We're all ready with smiles on our faces and our music up and our eyes focused on our conductor.  (Anyone in the Society who is reading this is laughing now.)  I am excited, though, because rehearsals for Christmas start back up in about three weeks. 

This is the Merry Crittermas set.  These little guys are so adorable.  Diana Gibbs reminded me this morning of the "spotlighting" technique, so I thought I use that with my little kitty choir.  (Doesn't that sound like we're such good buds??  Actually, I check her blog every day; she has no idea who I am other than "that creepy stalker in Virginia.")

I stamped the spotlighted kitten first, then the two others on the front row.  The front kitties were masked before I stamped the back row.

I stamped on Shimmery White card stock and used the watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color the images.  Sometimes a blender pen smears black ink (even StazOn) on Whisper White card stock, so I opted for Shimmery White.  It adds a little sparkle for the Christmas season.

After I stamped the images, I punched the spotlighted area with a 1 1/4" circle punch, colored it and layered it to a 1 3/8" Garden Green circle.  The rest is just designer paper and Big Shot.

Here's the complete list –
Stamp Set:  Merry Crittermas*
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn; watercolor pencils
Paper:  Shimmery White, Real Red, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze card stock; Candy Cane Christmas designer series paper*
Other:  Big Shot, Northern Flurry textured impressions embossing folder*, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals

*Available in the Holiday Mini Catalog, September 1!

That's it for today.  Remember the terrific hostess special we have through August (an extra $25 in hostess credits with a qualifying order!), and the 3-day shipping upgrade to selected areas of the U.S. through September.  And the Summer Mini Catalog sales period ends Aug. 31, so order soon so you don't miss out on those great products.

Thanks for stopping by.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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