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Sunday, October 9, 2016

GHOSTING

For this month of Halloween, "ghosting" is a fitting technique.  CAS Mix-Up challenge wants us to use it, stamping and a choice (die cut).

I used distress inks for both of my cards - tried other watercolour backgrounds and none gave the effect I wanted.  On my first card I sponged iced spruce, evergreen bough and peacock feathers and used Artplorations mini leaf stencil - spritzed with pearlized water (although it can't be seen in the photo).  Put the piece behind a stitched frame and added my copper leaf and the little sentiment.



I used abandoned coral and dried marigold inks and a leaf stencil for my second card.  Die cut a section with a stitched frame die and then put it all back together adding a piece of vellum to the center to soften the color.  Added the copper die cut leaf and a sentiment and done.  The die and stencil are from Memory Box and are discontinued.



Thanks for stopping by and enjoy reading the wonderful comments you leave!

 

14 comments:

  1. Both cards are so beautiful Betty. LOVE the soft blues/greens paired with the copper leaf. I see some shopping in my future ... that leaf is awesome! And I love the corals/pinks of your second card with the vellum insert and pretty leaf die-cut. The vellum does really soften the look and also creates more contrast with your leaf. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  2. Two beautiful examples of ghosting, Betty! Both are amazing with the copper Die Cuts! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Both your cards are so beautiful Betty. I love your ghosting techniques and CAS designs. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Terrific designs--beautiful cards, Betty! Love framing the background pieces & using small sentiments--very elegant!

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  5. stunning Betty. Really love the blue one. The ghosting looks amazing on it. And love that leaf.

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  6. Oh it is a perfect choice of technique for October and I absolutely love your cards Betty!

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  7. Two really gorgeous cards, Betty! I love the colors you chose for the ghosting technique and your copper die cuts work perfectly!

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  8. Stunning cards Betty - LOVE them :-)

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  9. Two beautiful cards! Love the copper die cuts you added to each, and also the way you framed the ghosted panels. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  10. To beautiful cards again.... love the technique You used

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  11. They are both stunning, Betty! I am loving the second card combo!

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  12. Betty, your cards are lovely, you rocked this technique.

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