Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ghosting again

This week's workshop wow is to make a Halloween card. What, you don't think my card looks like Halloween? My technique is ghosting! I don't really make Halloween cards, so I decided to go in a totally different direction. What makes my card a wow is the focal flower. Here's how I did it.
I stamped the big flower image in Pacific Point and used my five petal flower punch to punch it out. I love how it makes this flower look totally different! I used a sponge dauber to sponge the points and edges. Then I made the flower center. I inked the stamp with Creamy Caramel and used a sponge dauber to apply Riding Hood Red around the edges. Then I used the Flower Frenzy classy brass template to dry emboss it. Here is what it looks like after I'm done embossing. I don't use a light table; I just use an Empressor stylus. Once I know where to start, I use the Empressor to find the next area to emboss. Since it has a rounded ball, it doesn't crush the cardstock like a regular stylus would.
Here is what it looks like from the right side. Pretty cool, huh? I cut it out and used a mini glue dot to adhere it to the big flower.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Heard from the Heart; Paper: Whisper White, glossy white, Creamy Caramel, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red; Ink: VersaMark, Pacific Point, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: brayer, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, photo corner punch, Flower Frenzy classy brass template, Empressor, five petal flower punch, sponge daubers
Happy stamping!

13 comments:

Beedubya said...

Love it. What a great technique. I just received my light table today and I was kinda disappointed at how many CS shades it doesn't show through. :(

Laura Brown said...

That's really pretty! You're so right about the punched out flower. It really does look completely different!

Marilyn said...

What a great project Jana!!! Love how you used the embossing on this card and punching out the flower too - so cute!

Kathy W said...

cool and too funny- ghosting and halloween (he,hee). now your going be an enabler because I have to get the flower frenzy brass template now.

Traci G said...

very clever to use ghosting for the challenge!!!!!

great card!

Emily said...

This looks great Jana! That flower looks fabulous! Love the layout. TFS!

Pat H. said...

Love this card. I don't do halloween cards either, only fall cards.

Carol G. said...

What a great combo of techniques that compliment each other ~ a great card!

Robin said...

I am going to have to try this! Love punching out that flower!

Carmen said...

Wow!! How awesome is that!! TFS the technique with us!!

Brenda said...

Love how the the dry embossed flower adds so much dimension. Great card! TFS!

Carol Matthews said...

This is so beautiful! I don't do Halloween cards either, and I'm really impressed with how you 'met the challenge'. Love your embossing too.

Lynn said...

WOW! this is gorgeous! I just ordered that stamp set. I love your idea using the punch to get a totally different look.