Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the “Ghosting” Technique as shown on page 45 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link to Debi's Blog.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Judy Faye's Blog, you are on the right track! 

This was a new technique for me, and I decided that I wanted to make a fall card with it.  I just love this pumpkin stamp, and I thought it would be perfect for this technique!

I wanted the words in the pumpkin to really stand out, so I stamped those first in Autumn Terracotta.  Then, I stamped the pumpkin on top of that with Versamark ink, and embossed it in clear.  I sponged the whole thing with chocolate ink.  
At this point, it is just a resist the fun begins!  I placed a clean piece of cardstock over the image, and ironed it with a hot iron!!!  Just make sure that you turn the steam off!  :o)  This will pretty much remove the embossing.  I stamped the swirls in New England Ivy, and misted over the whole thing with a mixture of pearl paint, Desert Sand reinker, and water.  I love the shimmer it gives!!!

I cut different leaves from the Art Philosophy cartridge at 1 1/4", and an acorn at 1" from some scraps I had left from the You & Me paper.  I also cut a stem from that paper, and a scalloped circle to go behind the pumpkin circle.  I hope you like it!

Supply List: 
Chocolate Ink (Z2111)
Autumn Terracotta Ink (Z2101)
New England Ivy Ink (Z2135)
Desert Sand Reinker (Z2218)
Versamark Ink (Z891)
Clear Embossing Powder (Z821)
Spray Pen (Z1380)
Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint (Z1039)
Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
Creme Brulee Cardstock
Barn Red Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock (1388)
You & Me Patterned Paper
Clear Card (Z1309)

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Michelle's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


  1. Wow...would never have thought to use this technique on this stamp set....great inspiration!!

  2. I like all the leaves, very nice card.