Thursday, August 13, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Ghosting Technique with Deepti

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Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am showcasing a fun technique called ghosting.

Here's a look at the finished card:

I started out by stamping and fussy cutting the flower.

Then I masked the white card stock panel with post it note and stamped the brick stamps in Versamark ink. Next I inked this stamped region with distress ink. The Versamark ink resists the ink and is termed as ghosting.

Next I splattered some water drops on this panel and stamped some brick pattern in ink. I also colored the flower with markers and laid it all together to finish my card.

Here's the finished close up :)

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting!

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  1. What a great spotlight feature Deepti. This a super technique and the outcome is amazing. Your card is WONDERFUL. j.

  2. Such a fun technique with a great effect. TFS.

  3. What a beautiful card and that technique is so cool and one that I would really like to try!! Always find inspiration here!!!

  4. One I am going to do today and simply stunning this one is, you have wonderful talent and technique....but I need more stamps I think.xx

  5. Love this card and the fabulous technique - yes I will try it!

  6. Terrific technique Deepti, such a pretty card!

  7. Ghosting technique is fun and the card is simply stunning like the sentiment! :)

  8. what a clever and hurry cardbackground...
    love it and will try it !!!
    Thanks for sharing
    LG hellerlittle

  9. Awesome card Deepti !! Thanks for the tutorial..will try it :)

  10. I hadn't heard that term & I haven't done this technique in ages. Your card is so gorgeous, Deepti--thank you for the inspiration!

  11. I hadn't heard that term & I haven't done this technique in ages. Your card is so gorgeous, Deepti--thank you for the inspiration!

  12. Love how you made this card and the great instructions. I am going to try this cool technique:)

  13. I never had seen this technique and like it. Thanks for the inspiration.


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