Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Ghost stamping technique

I stumbled across a technique which sent me scurrying for my white ink pad. Now, the term used was 'ghost stamping', although I do know that can also be applied to stamping using Versamark as a 'resist technique' before brayering colour over. So I'm not sure which is really correct, but this was the result, and can I please be allowed to say I was delighted with the outcome? :)

I used:

- 4.75" x 4.75" cream card stock

- snippets of SU's 'Soft Suede' card stock

- a snippet of SU's 'Baja Breeze' card stock, embossed using SU's 'Square Lattice' embossing folder

- the image (a flower and stem from SU's 'Everything Eleanor' set) was stamped using a StazOn Cotton White ink pad first and then the image was repeated, just slightly 'off' using a Dewdrop 'Teal Zeal' ink pad

- sentiment is also SU, from the 'A Word for You' set, stamped using SU's 'Melon Mambo'

- three baby blue pearls, which look almost white in the piccie I see, added to the bottom left corner to finish off

NB - There's news of Bernie in the post below!

Di
x

17 comments:

  1. That is an effective technique...looks Like I've seen a ghost...well ghost image that is!

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  2. Gorgeous Di,
    it looks fantastic
    hugs Tamara

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  3. Right or wrong ... it looks fabulous with the teal

    Kathyk

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  4. Hi Di . . . great technique . . . and OF COURSE you are allowed to be delighted with it!

    It's very pretty.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  5. The flowers look fantastic, great technique Di :) Cathy x

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  6. Beautiful! Hope the ghost didn't mind tho. x Jo

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  7. Now that's really pretty, you should definitely be delighted with that outcome, it's great. Now how did you do it!!???

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  8. Such an effective technique. I love the colours you've used x

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  9. When Soft Suede came out, I hated it! It reminded me of a dirty diaper! It has grown on me through the years and now I find myself liking it a lot. (And I'm still dealing with diapers.) It's really pretty with the Baja embossing and the "ghost" flower is so pretty! Card off to Bernie. Thanks.

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  10. This is lovely Di...will be having a go at this technique myself! Beautiful!
    Hugs
    Fiona xx

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  11. so effective; I must try it.

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  12. Its gorgeous Di and so effective x

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  13. Oh, Miss...This is loverly. Another new technique for me to remember & try!! Such a soft & gorgeous effect you achieved here. Just LOVED it! TFS & Hugs

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  14. Gorgeous card there Miss.
    Hugs
    xx

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  15. It's stunning Di, lovely stamping, must try this technique - will google it! Have a lovely weekend Karen x

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  16. Gorgeous flower design and the effect is A1. Pretty sure I have just seen this technique described in a magazine and had it Earmarked to try out my self. Being thick like didn't realise you could buy a white ink pad. Der!!! Hugs Mrs A.

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