Spotlight Technique Card Create with DSP True Love

Today is Part Five of my “Create With DSP” Series and we’ll be focusing on the True Love papers! Find lots of ways to create with this DSP, create a card using the Spotlight Technique and create a card stack!

This is week 5 in my “Create with DSP” Series. Click here to see the other posts filled with tips to make the most of your paper as well as recipes for specific projects!

This paper is perfect for lots of different card-making techniques!

While I may not always gravitate towards florals, I fell in love with this Designer Series Paper. Black and white can be fun, but also versatile! Pair it with your favorite cardstock! Color it with your markers! Add color wherever you want using your blending brushes!

Read below to learn the Spotlight Technique as well as other ways to make the most of your True Love Designer Series Paper!

Here’s how to create the Daffodil Delight Yellow Spotlight Technique Card:


How to make a Spotlight Technique Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Daffodil Delight
    • 8 1/2” x 4 1/4” for your cardbase
    • 2” x 4” scrap for large rectangle
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Basic Black 5 1/4” x 4”
  • True Love DSP 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”

Create the Spotlight:

  • To create your spotlight, die-cut a medium rectangle from your DSP. Next, color the flowers with Stampin’ Blends. This is your spotlight!
  • Using the next largest die, next die-cut a rectangle from Daffodil Delight cardstock. Attach your colored “spotlight” to this piece with tape runner, glue dots, or a small amount of liquid glue.

Put it all together:

  • First, adhere your large DSP piece to the black cardstock. Then attach your sentiment towards the bottom right. Attach this to your card base.
  • Lastly, place a few dimensionals on the back of your spotlight, and attach it to your card front!

Supplies for a Spotlight Card:



More Ways to Create with the True Love DSP

Replicate ideas from the catalog!

Sometimes everyone gets stuck when trying to come up with ideas for our cards or how to use specific craft supplies. Me too! When I started playing with this paper, I looked through the catalog for inspiration. It’s a tried and true method for getting your crafty juices flowing. There are a lot of great ideas there, and don’t be afraid to find a project you love then…

  1. Copy the layout. OR
  2. Copy the color scheme. OR
  3. Copy the technique.

Whatever project you like, copy SOMETHING and you will be well on your way to making a project that you can proudly share.

This card was my version of the one on page 10 of the Mini Catalog. I loved the layout and cutting the flowers out of the DSP was a cute idea. But I left the flowers black and white, used a sentiment I would be more likely to use, and added a dry embossed layer in the background for a little texture. Doing this method helps to get ideas flowing, so look through the catalog for ideas!


Sponge over the black and white designs!

I love monochromatic projects, but also a black and white pack of paper just screams for color sometimes! Use your sponges or blending brushes to create a colorful background using your True Love Designer Series Paper, and add a sentiment for an easy card.


Use the scraps!

My favorite way to use the last of my scraps after I’ve made a stack of cards from a pack of Designer Series Paper is a Herringbone Card!

If you want to use up some scraps for this easy card, click here for the directions!


Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! I hope you enjoyed learning the Spotlight Technique! If you always want to be ahead of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter!

This Designer Series Paper has been so much fun, and I’ve written out other tutorials with this pack! Click on the images below to find the tutorials!

Happy Crafting!

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2 Responses

  1. Melody says:

    This is so gorgeous! It’s genius! I don’t have this paper (yet) but I have some old b&w DSP, as soon as I get my new die cuts I’ll CASE this and share!!

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Thank you!! B&W paper is so fun to play with, and I can’t wait to see what you create!

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