Welcome to Wacky Wednesday where I explore different techniques for card making. Today I am showing the Ghost Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!® I recently learned this technique from Frenchie Martin. It is a bit messy, but a lot of fun!
The Flower And Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) used for this card is FREE during Sale-a-bration, but only for 6 more days! I will have more information about Sale-a-bration at the end of the instructions.
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and 1 x 4 inches (not shown); Flower & Field DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 x 4 inches (the Basic White CS piece pictured here is larger than what you need as I changed the card while I was photographing it).
The only stamping outside of the Ghost Stamping Technique is the sentiment. Use Memento Black ink to stamp the “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings onto the 1 x 4 inch Basic White CS strip.
Ghost Stamping Technique
The first step is to prepare the stamps. I selected 3 of the In Bloom flowers and positioned them in the right-hand corner. I used a D size acrylic block to pick up all three stamps.
The second step is to use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static so that the embossing powder only sticks where you want it to. Stamp the trio of flowers in Versamark onto the Flower & Field DSP in the right lower corner. Note: Stampin’ Up! no longer sells the Embossing Buddy but it is available from most online craft stores.
The third step is to apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the Versamark. Tip: For ease I have poured a few of the little containers of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder into a plastic container.
Next use the Heat Tool to melt the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Be sure to melt the entire image. When you hold it in the light, the entire image should be shiny. If it is dull, apply more heat.
In a similar manner, stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Wishes onto the Flower & Field DSP and apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Use the Heat Tool again to melt the butterfly image.
Appling the Memento Ink
For the next step, ensure that your Memento ink is well inked. Use a scrap paper under your card piece. Drag the Memento Black ink pad over the top of the Flower & Field DSP and the images stamped in the Versamark and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. You may need to go over it several times to get it dark enough. I like that there is a vague pattern from the Flowers & Field DSP showing through the Memento Black ink.
Use a dry Baby Wipe to rub off the black ink that is on the clear embossed images.
Viola! That is Ghost Stamping!
Putting the Card Together
Prepare the sentiment by using the Classic Label Punch to first punch out the “Happy Day” stamped on the Basic White CS. I punched the sentiment out so it was closer the right end. Punch out a label from the 1 x 4 inch Flirty Flamingo CS.
Next adhere the sentiment to the Flirty Flamingo CS Classic Label with a little of the Flirty Flamingo CS showing on the right end. Trim the sentiment card piece with your Paper Snips.
To assemble the card, first adhere the Ghost Stamping card piece to the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Flirty Flamingo CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS. Next adhere the Flirty Flamingo/Ghost Stamping card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.
Finish the card by adhering the sentiment as shown.
Viola! You have a very unique card to wish someone a Happy Day!
Thanks so much for your visit today. I hope you will give this technique a try.
Sale-a-bration will be ending in 6 days! Remember that for every $50 you order from the 2021 January-June Catalog or the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, you may choose FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. I will have a PDF to download for each of these below. The Flower & Field DSP used for today’s card is a FREE product from the brochure. Get you order in soon so that you do not miss out!
Thank you to all of you who place an order. If you order in the next 6 days, I will send you a FREE package of Rhinestones.
Download the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog HERE
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Download the 2021 Sale-a-bration Brochure HERE
I hope you have a great day!