We made this card at our October Stamp Club meeting. It was a huge hit with the ladies. This technique has lots of WOW factor to it. It’s called the Ghosting Technique or VersaMark Resist. We called it ghosting in honor of Halloween :)
The technique is simple. Start with a piece of Glossy White card stock. Stamp your image to be ghosted in VersaMark ink. In this case, the sentiment from the House of Haunts set. Let it dry just a bit then sponge on your color of choice. You could brayer on your color too. I’ve used Concord Crush on this card. The versamark will resist the ink, leaving it uncolored. That’s right…ew-ah! Cool! I sponged on some Basic Black ink around the edges to give my image a bit more depth. I finished the image panel with the tree (also from House of Haunts), stamped in Jet Black StazOn. The card base is Basic Gray. I ran it through the Big Shot with the Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and highlighted it with Concord Crush ink using the flat stamp in the Distressing Essentials Kit. Of course, I had to finish the inside with this cute little bat from the Every Little Bit set.
We also made this Pillow Box Mummy Treat Holder. Again, it’s super simple. Run the Naturals Ivory card stock through the Big Shot on the Pillow Box die. Using the leftover card stock, tear strips, sponge the edges with Sahara Sand and adhere to the box using Sticky Strip. I used a 3/4” circle with a little googlie eye for the eyes. Too cute!
It was a super fun stamp club meeting. I’ll show the last card we made at the meeting in tomorrow’s post. I’ll pick up with the OSW cards after that :) I hope you’ve been inspired to give this ghosting technique a try…if you haven’t already :) Have a Happy Halloween!