Thursday, September 15, 2011

A "Ghosting" Halloween Card

I was going strong this week with my creativity and I had a goal to complete all 4 Moxie Fab sketches before the week was out.  I achieved my goal but I think my creativity was waning near the end.  I was not entirely happy with the last card but I wanted to share it anyway since I used a new to me technique.  It's called Ghosting.   How appropriate for a Halloween card! The idea for this card came to me as I was actually trying out this technique on another card I was creating.   That seems to happen to me alot.  

Ghosting is stamping an image on a light piece of cardstock with Versa Mark ink and use clear embossing powder to emboss.  Once the embossing is cool, use a sponge and dark ink and rub over the embossed image.   This part I've done many times on artwork.  The shinyness looks cool and ink doesn't adhere to the embossing.   Now... this is the cool 'ghosting' part.   Take a scrap piece of paper and lay it over your embossed image and IRON!  The heat from the iron will transfer the embossing to the scrap paper.  When you peel away the paper, you will have a ghosted image that isn't shiny!  Is that cool or what?!  I can't believe I even took the time to iron my artwork not once but a 2nd time! (Ironing is not my thing!)

Here is the Moxie Fab sketch - Shaped Sketch

and my take on the sketch:

I used the Arts Philosophy cricut cartridge to cut my card and the frame for the card.  My image is stamped on Colonial White cardstock and I sponged it with black ink.   I sure had fun cutting out that spider!  I used a piece of 3D Foam tape to make it stand out on the card and even curved it's legs a little!  EEEK!!

The paper I used is from the Mischief Level 2 Paper (X7144C) kit.   The stamp is All Hallows Eve (C1462)  If you like Rub-on's there are some really neat Mischief rub-ons that compliment this paper (X7144C).   You can see these Rub-ons HERE.

Stay tuned!  Tomorrow is Friday and there are 3 new challenge blogs that hopefully I will be playing along with.

1 comment :

  1. Hey Gina! Thanks for linking this up to the Square Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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