Friday, April 20, 2012

Pink by Design Blog Hop

Tons of New Releases!!
The big day has finally arrived!! Pink by Design released several new stamps and we're celebrating with a blog hop today and a live Ustream event tonight!! New stamps, tons of inspiration and giveaways on a Friday night! Who's ready to par-tay!!


If you're here for the hop, then you should have come from Sarah's blog (PinkCricut). If you stumbled upon my blog in another way, I invite you to join in on the fun. There are giveaways and tons of fun projects using brand new releases. It all starts at the Pink by Design site.
 Here is my project using stamps from two new sets - Map Background and My Favorite Kind (April Stamp of the Month). If you saw yesterday's post, you saw a little sneak of the Map Background. I intentionally made it a feminine card. Today, you get to see the same image used for a masculine/gender neutral cards.


In both cards, I used a technique called spotlighting by choosing a section of an image and highlighting it in a different color. There are so many fun little things to look at in this image. By "spotlighting" some of them, you can make them pop off the page. For example, in the second card, I chose to spotlight the compass by stamping it in red, punching it out and putting it in the exact same place as the bottom image. I used a foam dot to give it dimension and pop it out even more. I chose to spotlight the compass because I thought it went well with the sentiment, which is also a new release.

I hope this gave you a lot of ideas and inspiration. Your next stop is Rebekah Ostrus (CraftyTeacherMom), where you will get even more ideas.

Be sure to leave a comment because Sarah is giving away a brand spanking new Big Shot to one lucky winner. If you want to increase your chances of winning, share the blog hop news with your Facebook friends for an additional entry!


Here is the list of the hop in order:

64 comments :

Lisa said...

You are awesome, Annette! I love that spotlighting technique! Such pretty cards! :)

PinkCrown said...

Will you be making a video of you technique? Sounds like something new and fun to try out :)

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very cool card!! Love how you stamped in different colors!! i am a new follower!!
Kristan

A Jillian Vance Design said...

Love the colors of your pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!
Bunny

Darlene said...

Awesome! I have never heard of spotlighting. Thanks

Jen said...

Those cards are beautiful! I never knew that was called spotlighting, I love it.

jessica said...

what a beautiful card!!! love it!!
TFS
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

jessica said...

what a beautiful card!!! love it!!
TFS
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Lovely card! Like the spotlight tech.

Denise said...

Annette, you have a style that is All Yours and I just love it! The cards are just so unique! Great design!

Shawnee said...

What a cool technique. Thank you for sharing it with us. Very pretty cards.

chanceysmomma said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your cards! And LOVE your techniques. They make stunning cards!!

chanceysmomma said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your cards! And LOVE your techniques. They make stunning cards!!

Candace said...

that is such a neat effect!!! love how you used that background stamp!!

Chelle said...

What a cool idea!!! TFS!!
Chelle kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Debbie Butcher said...

Wow, love the stamps and your cards! TFS.

Debbie B.
debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

landerson213 said...

So cute! Love that splash of color on the map in the first card! :)

Lauren
landerson.1018@gmial.com
laurenslittlecraftyplace.blogspot.com

Ami said...

I love that map stamp! maps are a fave of mine!

Cyndi S said...

Love your cards. I like your idea of spotlighting a image. I have never heard of that before. I am so excited I learned something new. Thanks.
cstephenson at q dot com

Christine Kiehl said...

Wicked card ideas! I love the second card so much I am going to attempt it on my own! Thank you for the hop!

Tammy V said...

I hadn't seen that technique before. Love the background and dimension. :)

Juliana T said...

I absolutely love this stamp! great job with it!

jonder at frontier dot com

Pink Cricut said...

These are so gorgeous - I love how you spotlighted with the heart shape in the second one- so PERFECT!

CREATIVE M said...

Awesome Job!!!Love it!!!New Follower!
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Miriam Prantner said...

So cool. Love this background and your spotlighting is fantastic! Great technique!

Candy said...

Fabulous card! Love that technique.

Jamie said...

love these cards great job thanks so much for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

kdgdi said...

I am new to your blog. Nice site ;).

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards-love the spot lighting!

Sabr said...

That is the coolest technique Annette! I love how you used the map background! Gorgeous stuff!

mbchoj said...

Thanks for the inspiration and great technique.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Pam said...

I LOVE that background stamp! Your card it great!!

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Love the card...and thanks for sharing and the give away! :)

scrapBugz said...

Lovely!

Mandy
scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

JulieK said...

So pretty Annette. I must have this map background!

LaLa said...

Very cool card! Like the technique! I'll have to use that sometime!

Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com

masterplanner said...

Great idea using the spotlight and using a 3-D technique together. I agree that the compass and the sentiment are a great match!

Nancy said...

Love the map on your card, but I especially love the heart :) really nice card!

Dawn Mercedes said...

You know...it's look a eye spy card! There is such interesting details to observe.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is very pretty. I love how you did the lines to the heart. And the stamp is very cute TFS AJ!

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the look of this technique and will definitely be trying it! Thanks!

Melinda said...

I could see a treasure map made out of this set for a kid's birthday party... oh what fun.

L.B. said...

Love the mixed colors on the map stamp...very pretty.

Melisa Alzammar said...

I love your cards Annette! I love the spotlighting techinque you used. Great job!

Anna said...

Love the cards. :)

Debbie said...

that map background stamp is marvelous thanks for showcasing this stamp
upnurse at aol dot com

laurenscraft said...

WOW these are so gorgeous, love the technique,love the cards, thanks for sharing

Rosie said...

Cute cards

Rosiemini@gmail.com
Www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

TeresaK said...

Wow...spotlighting...a new technique for me! Thanks for explaining that!
Cute cute cards!
Thanks!

Jessica said...

Lovely job Annette...great technique!
:O)
Jessica S

missstamper said...

Wonderful cards!

Dawn, RI said...

Great cards, technique sounds cool.
TFS
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cool card! I love the spotlight image!!
Angela
http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

Wings and A Prayer Crafts said...

Crazy about that spotlighting technique! Truly made the card look like a work of art.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Annette, this is fabulous! Love the image, the spotlighting and the hearts. You've really inspired me with this one.

Carrie K said...

Great cards! I am loving that map stamp!

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

AWESOME card!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Ildi-The Craftin Mama
www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com
ildij3@verizon.net

Janis said...

Great looking cards, the background map looks awesome & perfect for that {guy card}!

Thanks, Janis aka ~JD~

Lynne said...

Nice job on spotlighting. It takes a little talent to pick out the right area.

Clare D. said...

How pretty is this?! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 @ msn.com

cvjac2009 said...

Love your card such a unique way to use a map by highlighting only a certain area
Cvjac at att dot net

Melissa Mink said...

Love the cards and the new technique!!! I have something new to try!!

Melissa
Myscraphour.blogspot.com

Denise Speigle said...

Cute Card! TFS Denise S

Nancy said...

Cute4 cards. I love the map stamp background!

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