How To Use The Ghost Stamping Technique in Card Making – Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! Happy Friday. Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing a fun technique that allows you to ‘print' a inked background.

20200724 130303 1I started by temporarily adhering the masks from Wild & Free Mask Stencil into place onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock. I inked over these images using  Aqualicious Crisp Dye Ink. Once this was done, I removed the masks and inked over the whole piece using Fuchsia Crisp Dye Ink. For the ghost ink printing, I added a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock over the inked panel and then ran this through my die cut machine. Separate the pieces and you get this beautiful ghosted effect.

20200724 130323 1As I didn't want to take too much attention from the background, I used simple sentiments from Label Love Stamp Set.

20200724 130329 1For a video showing how I made these cards, please watch below. Or watch it in HD over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Karen Hale July 31, 2020 - 1:03 PM

Awesome technique with beautiful results. Thanks, Lydia!

Patricia Wilson August 1, 2020 - 4:22 PM

The ghost stamping was neat. That would have made a great background for your ink blended pieces. I sure am going to try this especially with Christmas cards. Thank you.

Inkin' Chickie August 1, 2020 - 10:52 PM

Great video showing the process. I like the tip for the temporary stick. Nice blend. Looks like something to try.


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