Ghosting Technique

We did the ghosting technique on one of the projects at last weeks technique classes.  I love how the card turned out so I thought I would whip up a little tutorial on it.


Start by stamping an image on Glossy White (2 3/4 x 5) card stock with Versamark.  I have found that a bold image works best.  I used the orange slice from the NEW Tart & Tangy set in the Occasions mini.


Roll your brayer over any color ink pad and start brayering over the card stock, the stamped images will appear.  They are subtle as opposed to the emboss resist technique in which you add clear EP to the stamped images.  I used Apricot Appeal with my brayer.


Keep adding more color with your brayer until you are happy with it, this is the Ghosting technique.  Following is the card making part.


If desired, add some smaller detailed images in a darker color, I used an image from Seeing Spots and stamped it in Pumpkin Pie.


Use the Double Circle Punch or as I like to call it, the Pig Nose, and punch holes to add some ribbon.



I chose the Striped Grosgrain in Pumpkin Pie.


Thread the ribbon through the holes.



Secure the ends to the back of the card stock with Scotch tape, Mini Glue Dots or SNAIL.

Use the 3/4" circle to punch a circle out of a Pumpkin Pie scrap.  I also added some Linen Thread to aTempting Turquoise button from the Fresh Favorites I Collection. 


Adhere these two together with a Mini Glue Dot.


Add a couple more Mini Glue Dots to the back of this embellishment and place it over the spot where you punched the holes, this makes the ribbon appear gathered.


Punch out a small photo corner from a scrap of Tempting Turquoise.


Layer your Glossy White piece onto a 3 x 5 1/4 piece of Tempting Turquoise and add the photo corner to the top right hand corner.


Adhere this to the front of your card and add the greeting of your choice.  I used a greeting from a NEW set called Phrases For A Friend from the Occasions Mini Catalog.


I am leaving tomorrow for my cruise to Bermuda!!!!  Come back later tomorrow and see what is happening while I am gone….   



3 thoughts on “Ghosting Technique”

  1. This is inspirational; can I quit my job so I can come to all your technique classes???? But then I couldn’t buy stampin stuff. Thanks for sharing


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