Supplies used: Close to My Heart Miracle Workshop on the Go Kit, DCWV Vellum Quote, CTMH Flip Flaps.

I knew as soon as I saw this paper that I would use it with these photos!


This video shows you some great tips for creating all your Christmas or Holiday cards in one sitting.  You can use these same ideas to create other types of cards that you may use a lot of.

These cards are shown on page 76 of the 2011 Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book.

Products used are: A Holiday Stamp Set, Holiday Cheer Stamp Set, Cranberry Cardstock, Neutral Cardstock Combo Pack, Autumn Cardstock Combo Pack, Cranberry Ink, Olive Ink, Chocolate Reinker, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes, Designer Ribbon Red Collection, Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, and Texture Tools.

Supplies used: Close to My Heart Passages Workshop on the Go Kit and Two Busy Moms Alphabet Stickers.

Supplies used: DCWV paper, DCWV Vellum Quote, Prima Iced Got Flowers, American Crafts Mini Jewel Brads, and CTMH Stardust Glitter Glitz.

I just love the bright colors of this layout.  The photos some we took at a flower garden in place of school pictures.

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the Ghosting Technique as shown on page 45 in the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  The basics for this technique is to stamp an image with VersaMark ink, emboss it, then sponge around the image with a contrasting ink to create a negative image.

This blog hop is a circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Shirley’s Blog, you are on the right track!

All supplies are Close to My Heart: Zippidee Paper Packet, Zippidee Fancy Fuzz, Indian Corn Blue ink, Cranberry ink, Rustic Numbers stamp set, Argle Backgrounds stamp set, Save the Date stamp setCricut Art Philosophy Collection, and antique brads (Brads-Metal Assortment).

I cut the stars with my Cricut, then stamped on them with the Argle Background stamp, heated and sponged the color.  For my title, I did the same thing but I used StazOn ink for the July.

Other ideas:

Stamp images after embossing, making them look like they are in the background (without having to use masking).

Use a variety of different embossing powder colors for even more flair.

If you don’t have the color of embossing powder that you need, you can stamp the image like normal, then stamp again overtop with Versamark and emboss it with clear powder.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue on to Tracey’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, scroll down to the previous post.