Sunday, February 13, 2011

Singin' Gang

The sun is shining and we are on our way to the Briar Cliff University's Cliff Singers and Chamber Choir Winter Concert. The works will range from classic choral gems by Mozart and Bruckner to arrangements of African-American spirituals, as well as contemporary pieces by modern masters. I can't wait!!! They will be singing a few 'rock the house/part your hair spirituals' and I can't wait!! These kids are FABULOUS!

The Gang
~White base card
~Layer of red cardstock
~Layer of American Craft The Goods design paper
~Three rhinestones
~Red square slide metal brad with assorted ribbons
~Green tree slide metal brad with red plaid ribbon
~Gina K Designs white cardstock and Spellbinders label die cut edges smudged with red
~Image is Stampabilities stamp Peanuts Gang Caroling (a transfer of treasure for daughter Amy) using Memento's Tuxedo Black, colored using the Spotlighting Technique and Copics, highlighted with Stickles, ovals of black and white cardstock cut using Spellbinders oval die
Just Us Girls - use Spotlighting Technique
Sweet Stop - sketch
Little Claire's - anything goes

I had decided to give the Spotlighting Technique another go... I don't think I have it nailed just yet. I don't think the stamped image is black enough. Might need to try this with a digital image instead of stamped/inked.

Garden Thoughts
~Base card Papertrey Ink Kraft
~Layer of black cardstock
~Layer of My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus
~Layer of black cardstock
~Layer of Wild Asparagus coordinating design paper
~Large scallop Papertrey Ink Ocean Tide using Spellbinders circle scallop die cut and Cuttlebug
~Image stamped on Papertrey Ink Vintage White cardstock, stamp is Anita's brand, spotlight colored with Copics and topped with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
~Spotlight cut using circle punches
~Layer of scallop floral trim
~Three buttons with twine
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
Stampavie and More - buttons and lace (okay - it's technically fabric trim not lacey lace)
Stampin' B's - okay - busted again technically not a bird - but by the look of the nest one is close by!
Secret Stamper - stamped flower
Our Creative Corner - use a cutting technique

Thanks for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Wow, i have only seen this technique used once before and it is very striking. i need to try it sometime. i love the effect that it creates. It is so nice to have you join us at SSW.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. Very pretty - such a lovely image! I love the embellishments, especially the buttons. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

  3. Great technique, beautiful colors and papers and I love the way you stitched the ribbon down! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  4. Fantastic and festive! Great technique!

  5. Fun technique! I especially love the Peace on Earth card!
    Judi SSW DT

  6. Both cards are great. What a cool technique, I think it's a very difficult one to do. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

  7. gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us this week at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Both of your cards are fantastic. I love that technique...but it does look a little tricky! You have done a great job making it look easy!

  9. Beautiful cards,lovely images and fab technique...thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

    Take care
    San x

  10. Hi Nancy, what a great technique I havent' seen it done before so they say you learn something everyday. I love the idea and yes I see what you mean re a digi image. I just love this especially the colours and I love your image. Lovely idea and great colours.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Good luck.
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  11. Oh this is beautiful and I am taking with this technique!! I will have to give this a try for sure. Very pretty on both of your cards.
    Thanks for joining us at SSW.

  12. Fun Technique. Love your sweet card have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

  13. I've done that technique once or twice and it takes a little work. Your cards are adorable and I see the little bird nest so I guess it can qualify for the Stampin B's challenge. LOL
    So glad you joined us this week.

  14. Spotlighting is looks like so much fun - I love the look!!! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  15. Such a pretty card! Love the technique you used. Thanks for playing along with the OCC cut it out challenge!!

  16. I adore the spotlighting technique and hardly ever do it - you've now motivated me to give it a go again. It is so effective here on your lovely card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I hope we'll see you again next time too.
    All the best,
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  17. très jolies cartes

    Merci pour ta participation au challenge SAM cette semaine


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