Tuesday 1 May 2018

Learning the 'ghost stamping' technique

Hi everyone and welcome back.

This week at coffee and card we made some cards using the 'ghost stamping' technique. It really is very simple and produces a great effect.
Here were my original samples:

You can see from the cards above, I got the ladies to make an initial card using the white notecards and envelopes and stamping with coloured inks straight onto the base layer of Whisper White card. We then used this as a template when doing the white ink stamping.
This is a good technique for beginners, so when it comes to stamping with the white ink you are not trying to design the card at the same time!

The stamp sets we used for the sessions were:
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Garden in Bloom (retiring - currently available)
  • Blooms and Wishes (retiring -  currently available)
  • One Big Meaning (sentiment seet - retiring - currently available)
To achieve the ghost stamping look, you stamp your image first in Whisper White Ink, allow that to dry and then stamp over again (and slightly off-set) with your ink colour of choice. 
You can see what a great result you can get, and all you need is a Whisper White inkpad and refill, which you can purchase directly from me. The refill is included, so you can re-ink the pad as much as needed.

Alternatively you can buy just the refill and use it to ink up the smaller Stampin' Spot ink pad - this will make your ink go ever further, as it takes a lot less ink in the first place! The refill is just £4.25 for the bottle.

We used crumb cake base layers, plus a Pear Pizzazz layer for the cards above. You could experiment with different colours for different effects.

If you give this easy technique a go, please let me know how it turns out - I would love to see any samples.


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