August 21, 2018

GHOSTLY FLOWERS

At my July Stamp-In Workshop, the girls were up for a double challenge on this card. It involves a VersaMark resist as well as overstamping. Plus, they did embossing on vellum. 

The background of this card actually started out as WHITE Glossy Cardstock. Read on to discover how this all develops.


A close-up of the two main techniques:


Following is a tutorial on how to make this card on your own:

SUPPLIES:
Glossy Cardstock
Vellum
Whisper White Cardstock

Two retired stamp sets (the words and flowers). Grab any other sets you have to do this card!

VersaMark Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Petal Pink Ink
Berry Burst Ink

Heat Tool
Embossing Buddy
Clear Embossing Powder
Stamping Sponge
Scotch Tape
Kleenex

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Making sure the flower stamp is absolutely clean, stamp it randomly onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Glossy Cardstock in VersaMark Ink. At the Heat Station, use the Heat Tool on the inked images to set them before starting to sponge (the next step).

Back at the table, starting with Petal Pink ink, start sponging over the flowers. Add Berry Burst in the same way. The more you press the color in while sponging, the more the flowers will appear. Use a tissue to buff away excess ink from the ghostly flowers.

CLEAN THE FLOWER STAMP. In Cherry Cobbler ink, randomly stamp the flower across the Glossy Cardstock, letting some of the ghostly images show between.

Rub the Embossing Buddy over a 1" x 6" piece of vellum. In Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp the sentiment centered on the piece of vellum. Since ink doesn't dry too quickly on vellum, you have time to emboss the sentiment. At the Heat Station, cover the words with Clear Embossing Powder, tipping the excess powder back into the container. Use the Heat Tool to emboss.

Centering the sentiment, fold the excess ends of the Vellum to the back of the flowered piece. Tape the ends in place on the back. 

Adhere the finished piece to the card base.


Ghostly
Smiles.


10 comments:

  1. Lovely cards I will have to try to make some. I love to send cards. Happy Crafting, Kippi

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    1. Thank you, Kippi! Have fun making your cards! Let me know if you have any questions.

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  2. Beautiful card! can't wait to try it!

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    1. Thanks, Samantha! Have fun with the technique!

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  3. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. This is beautiful Linda and you are a true artist. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

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    1. Oh my! Thank you so much! Thank you also for letting me share with you each week!

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  5. Love them. Your cards are always awesome.... Thank you for sharing at Reader Tip Tuesday - we hope to see you at this week's party http://www.jodiefitz.com/2018/09/04/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party-14-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/
    Have a great weekend. xo

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