Saturday, November 12, 2011

Just Us Girls #110- Ghosting Technique

Happy Saturday!  I'm the hostess this week over at Just Us Girls, and this is our technique challenge week.  I chose a technique I learned at a Wendy Vecchi technique class at my LSS, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.  I'm so in love with this technique!
Splitcoast Stampers has a tutorial in their Resources section here on the technique.  However, Wendy used white pigment ink instead of Versamark ink.  I like the "ghost" look you get with the white ink.  Here's what I did this week.
I used an old but loved stamp set from SU called Autumn Fest.  I wanted a fall card and you need a stamp that has a lot of surface on it to do this technique justice.  I inked it up in the white pigment ink then stamped it onto a manilla tag from Ranger.  I then used a few distress inks to achieve this color.  I first sponged Wild Honey all over it.  The image does not pop very well with lighter colors.  Then I sponged Spiced Marmalade next, and finished with Gathered Twigs.  The image really popped when I sponged the last two inks on it.  The sentiment is Autumn Foliage by Inkadinkadoo, and it's stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  The paper is Blink of an Eye by MME.  I finished it off with some light blue ribbon.  I used this week's Clean & Simple FTL166.  Love those CAS sketches!
Stop by the JUGS blog to see what the girls have done and to enter the challenge!  I can't wait to see what you all create!  Thanks for coming by today, and have a great weekend!

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12 comments:

Andrea M said...

Lisa, first of all this technique ROCKS!!! I love stamping backgrounds and this is PERFECT! Your card is a shining example of this fabulous technique! I love that leaf tag!!! STUNNING!!! Love how you turned it into a focal point! Awesome inspiration my friend!

Charlene said...

What an awesome technique!!!! I will have to try it :-)

Kathryn B said...

Love this technique Lisa! Finding the perfect stamp though is another story! LOL!!! Love your colors and design papers. Your right about a big stamp working best! Your card is perfecto!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Lisa! Love the leaf image!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this! Your image pops out wonderfully!! Great sketch too huh? :)

Elise said...

I am SO glad you have lead us down this wonderfully crafty trail, Lisa! What a FUN technique challenge and your card - *GASP!* What a complete stunner!!! {Love that STAMP, too, btw! - it kind of breaks my heart that we have to "apologize" for using older products.. sniff sniff - but I do it, too. :o( } ANYWHOOOOO, your sample is brilliant! I can't believe how many gals are saying they've never heard of this before!!! Great choice, sincerely! THANKS, again, for your divine hostessing! xoxoxo!

Kim O'Connell said...

Oh, I just love the warmth of that yummy tag! Beautiful!

Dana Gustafson said...

This technique gave your beloved stamp a brand new kind of delightful result! I love your ghosted leaf tag and with your expert inking, it could even stand on i's own without a card base. Thanks so much for bringing this fun technique to us Lisa...pigment powders and I never play nice so I am thrilled to get this cool effect without them!

Lynn said...

Oh...your inking is beautiful Lisa. Coordinates amazingly with the background paper! Love your design!

Mynnette said...

Oh, wow! That leaf is fabulously autumnal--love it!!! What a great seasonal card. Magnificent! :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is gorgeous! Can't wait to try this technique ! Ilove the colors and then the pop of blue with your ribbon. Love it!

Stampin' Pam said...

DIdnt get over here sooner to tell you how gorgeous this card is and how fun the technique looked. Sorry I couldn't play along but you really challenged everyone with a fun one this time Lisa. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving :-)

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