Monday, March 4, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Ghosting.

Hosted by the very talented, Julia (Create With Me)!

We are thrilled to have Ishani (Quillish) as our 1st Guest Designer for our new Challenge.
You will love her beautiful cards along with our talented Design Team's creations.
As always,  there are videos to help you with techniques.




My Ghosting Card

I began by sponging Distress Oxide Inks: Fosilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, 
Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Faded Jeans using
T.H. mini blending tool onto Strathmore Mixed Media. 

I used Loll's Ghosting Technique.  Here is the link to her awesome You Tube Video.
After background completely dried I placed my background on top of an
acrylic block and laid the Diamond Circles Stencil on top.

Spritzed with water and carefully removed stencil and let set a couple of minutes.
Then blotted with paper towel and watched the ghosting magic:-)

Set aside background to dry and then die cut poppy flower a couple of times and
stacked for more thickness.
  The flower and stencil were gifts from a sweet friend:-)

In MISTI stamped sentiment with Versafine and heat embossed with clear eb powder.
Attached flower and popped up the STAMPlorations Carved Flowers sentiment. which helped ground the poppy.

Next embossed the SU Whisper White Thick CS card front with Penny Black 
Antique Frame Die using SU Big Shot Embossing Mats.
My 1st time to try dry embossing with a die technique,  I was happy with the results.

Popped up the main image with fun foam and Done!

You have until the 24th to share your Ghosting Technique CAS Cards.
We love it when you play along.  Hugs..


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Carved Flowers" sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick CS.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Fosilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, 
Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Faded Jeans.  Versafine black pigment ink.
Accessories: SSS Diamond Circles Stencil.  Die Cut poppy (Ali Express). TH mini blending tools and spritzer. SU EB clear powder and Big Shot EB Mats.  PB Antique Frame Die.  Fun Foam.



25 comments:

  1. What a lovely subtle stenciling on your background of beautiful colors Nancy! That delicate die cut outline flower looks lovely over it as well as the embossed wonky frame lines! xx

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    1. Thank you Julia. I had so much fun playing with ghosting techniques. So pleased you picked ghosting as your challenge. Hugs..Nancy

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  2. Your ghosted background is so pretty Nancy. Love the colours and the beautiful stencil you've used. So pretty with the simple white die-cut flower and framing. Adding the embossing on the frame with a die-cut is a great way to stretch the use of your dies and it looks amazing! xx

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    1. It was my 1st time to use the wonderful stencil you kindly sent me:-) Thank you again, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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  3. What a creative colour combo for your beautiful ghosted stencil background Nancy! The white diecuts look fabulous against it. Love the extra detail with the embossed antique frame. xx

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  4. Your card is gorgeous.such a sweet image, I love the soft colours and beautiful detailing.

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  5. Beautiful colour combo Nancy, stunning as the background for your white flower :)

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  6. Wonderful card, Nancy - love the colours, the ghosting, the layout, the way you embossed the outer edge.

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  7. Beautiful job on the ghosting as well as the sponged blending. Love the framing too- the embossing with a die, a talent I never developed but not for lack of trying. Fantastic color choices too!

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    1. I had tried the dry embossing with a die several times with out luck too, Nancy. I finally succeeded when I ordered the SU Big Shot Embossing mats. There are 3 mats with Instructions on how to use:-) That was key. It gave me the perfect recipe! Hugs...Nancy

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  8. A simple card with great charisma and impact.

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  9. Love the colors of your ghosted background, Nancy! And that die is "to die for"! It's perfect to show off the beautiful background! Love the embossed frame that draws the eye to the design!

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  10. Your colors blended together so beautifully and the ghosting shows how pretty the stencil is. I do like that die. I don't know Ali Express but think I need to check it out.

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  11. These colours are gorgeous, wonderful contrast against the white frame and the die cut flowers, lovely card Nancy

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  12. Pretty background with the distress inks and ghosting technique! Sweet friend to give you such a pretty die. I also like the emboss effect with the die, which I never think to do. So many things to try I can't remember them all!

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  13. I love everything about this Nancy. The colours, the embossed effect with the die and the beautiful die-cut. TFS!

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  14. Beautiful card Nancy, love the colour combination, perfect with the crisp white flower and pretty frame. The ghosted background adds so much texture and interest, Cathy x

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  15. You know how I am drawn to blue and greens with white, so you know I am in love with this gorgeous card, Nancy! The poppies were a perfect choice! Hugs, Dolly

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  16. What a striking and beautiful background and a wonderful technique. Love the line die cut from the pretty poppy and the sentiment too. Thank you for the tip from your reply to Nancy...will keep that in mind x Such a beautiful card x.

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  17. I love the spirit of your ghosting, Nancy! lol Gorgeous colors, and still so bright and beautifully CAS with your deckled debossing!
    =]

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  18. This looks so pretty. The colours look amazing behind the crisp, bright white die cut xx

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  19. I love the depth of the colors of your beautiful ghosted panel, Nancy! The soft effect is a great contrast to the white die-cut flower and to the white panel. How clever you are to use the sentiment strip to ground the poppy! The subtle frame impression adds interest without distracting. Thanks for your inspiration!
    Hideko xx

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  20. It's gorgeous!! Love the colours and the die cut is beautiful!

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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy