Friday, 20 October 2017

Ink it! Stamp it! Ghosting Technique

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects using some of our favourite Techniques. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite technique is? 

Today I am showcasing the "Ghosting Technique", what's that you say? In a nut shell you create the illusion  of a  lighter shadow behind  a main colour focal point by stamping with white craft ink first and then with colour over the top, slightly offset. I LOVE the effect this technique creates!

I started by using Crumb Cake card stock and stamping my design with white craft ink - make sure your ink pad is nice and juicy so you get extra good coverage with your white ink stamping, here's what my card front looked like:

Wait for the ink to completely dry, it does take longer than the other inks, but don't rush it - I took the opportunity to stamp some extra cards, you can never have too many Christmas cards!

Photopolymer stamps are great for this technique, but you can easily do the process with wood and clear mount with the aid of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  To create the shadow effect all you do is a stamp with colour slightly off set form the white stamping.

I also stamped my snowflakes and sentiment using the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set with a combinations of colours, Lemon Lime Twist with Emerald Envy, below features Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Berry Burst.

And this is Pool Party with Marina Mist

Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed seeing the "Ghosting Technique". We hope that you'll join us again next month to see our Christmas projects. Be sure to hop around the entire list below:

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  1. Ohhh I have been waiting to give this technique a go - great CAS projects!!

  2. This looks really cool Sue. I espicailly like the way you have graduated the colour too. Stunning cards x

  3. Your cards are stunning - really love the shade variations!

  4. A neat technique, love the cards!

  5. OMG! I love this effect Sue. Beautiful cards. I will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Hey, Sue, I love your cards. I have heard the name ghosting but I had no idea what and how to do it. Thanks for writing it so clearly for me to understand. I would love to give this a go now thanks so much.

  7. These look lovely Sue....has me all inspired for Christmas Cards now.


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