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!



scrappymo! said...

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

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous Di,
it looks fantastic
hugs Tamara

Kathyk said...

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


Sarn said...

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

It's very pretty.

Sarn xxx

Cathy said...

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

Twiglet said...

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

Glennis F said...

Very pretty Di

Anonymous said...

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


Kimbo said...

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

Bonnie said...

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.

flossbite said...

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

Liz said...

so effective; I must try it.

Sandra H said...

Its gorgeous Di and so effective x

MaryH said...

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

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Miss.

Karen said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.