How to Create a Ghosted Effect with Floral Frames | Lydia’s Crafty Corner Video Tutorial

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing a fun technique that allows you to create a ghosted effect. I'll be using the Watercolor Halftone Stamp Set and Live Your Dream Puffy Alpha Stickers for the sentiment.

20200113 113640I started by creating an ink blended edge using Cotton Candy and Coral Berry Inks. Once this was done, I stamped the garland image from Watercolor Halftone Stamp Set at the top and bottom of the panel. I used Embossing Ink and then heat set using Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. When cooled, I added over another layer of ink blending. As before, I used Cotton Candy and Coral Berry Inks but darkened the edges using Ruby Red Ink.

20200113 113646I then took off the embossing. To do this, place a piece of copy paper over your panel and iron over it. The embossing will then stick to the copy paper and not your panel. It's like magic! When this was done, I then stamped around the edge of the panel using the other floral elements from the stamp set using Coral Berry and Ruby Red Inks.

20200113 113649For the sentiment, I wanted something that would really catch the eye. So I used the Live Your Dream Puffy Alpha Stickers to create my own sentiment.

To see how this card was made, please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were inspired to create a handmade card using the “ghosted effect”.


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Watercolor Halftone Stamp Set
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altenew embellishments live your dream puffy alphabet stickers 7611925626962
Live Your Dream Puffy Alphabet Stickers
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Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink
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altenew inks coral berry crisp dye ink 14017029439570
Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink
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Embossing Ink
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Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
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Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray
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dotjiris February 14, 2020 - 10:10 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Your ink pads are my favorites!

Cindy C. February 14, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Just gorgeous!!

Greta H February 14, 2020 - 11:56 AM

Absolutely amazing card, Lydia–LOVE this!

Annette Gordon February 14, 2020 - 2:49 PM

stunning! I love the colour and floral stamp set choice. Everything is perfect arrangement as well for depth. The glossy look of the stickers is fabulous! The results are amazing.

Helen February 14, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Lydia, this card is so lovely. The ghosting is stunning…thanks for sharing the video tutorial on this technique. Can’t wait to try it.

Inkin' Chickie February 15, 2020 - 1:49 AM

This techniques looks like a lot of fun to try. So glad for the video because I got lost in the embossing step. I wonder if a few runs through a laminator would work in place of the iron.

barbara lassiter February 15, 2020 - 10:21 AM

This is simply gorgeous and I love this technique! As well as ghosting, it creates a tunnel effect! I love your color choices too!

Henriëtte February 15, 2020 - 10:29 AM

Absolute stunning Lydia, great technique.
Thank you so much for the video tutorial and your stunning inspiration.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Maria Alder February 16, 2020 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful, love your technique .Thanks for sharing the tutorial video,
so much better then reading how to x


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