Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ghosting with Cake Soiree

Hello, welcome to the April Go for Greece Blog Hop which is a part of the Go For Greece demonstrator training group. A supportive and sharing community has built up and is led by Kylie Bertucci. 
As part of the Go For Greece group are all working towards achieving the Stampin’ Up! annual trip this year, which is a trip to the Greek Isles for two people, wouldn’t that be just amazing!!!!!?

I'm working with one of my favourite suites today - sentimental as I did a presentation of the Sweet Soiree Suite at the Melbourne OnStage event in November, so very close to my heart as whilst doing a presentation in front of 100's of demonstrators was way out of my comfort zone, the "personal stretch" to do so was so rewarding.

My card today features 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 started by using Crumb Cake card stock and sponging the large flower from the Sweet Soiree Decorative masks with white craft ink - make sure your ink pad is nice and juicy so you get extra good coverage with your white ink stamping, one dry I used daubers to apply Rich Razzleberry, Berry Burst and Powder Pink to create an ombre effect. I repeated the process with the smaller flowers using the Cake Soiree stamps set and cut using the Sweet Cake Framelits. Lastly adding the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases.

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  1. What a stunning card Sue. I love this ghosting technique and must give it a try, you rocked that presentation by the way! xx

  2. Thats an amazing card Sue....I will definitely be having a go at that ghosting technique

  3. a very nice card you've made. I love the colors

  4. Hi Sue, my fellow South Aussie! :) Wow, this is an gorgeous card, you have really achieved dimension in these flowers ... and adore the colours! xxx

  5. Stunning Sue!!!! I'm yet to play with the ghosting technique. Love your card!!!

  6. Such a pretty card Sue and a great technique. Thanks

  7. Beautiful use of this stamp set, Sue, and I love your choice of colors!


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