Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ghosted Pour Toi, Merci!

If you haven't tried the Ghosting Technique, rustle up a Rubber Brayer, Glossy White Card Stock, VersaMark and Classic Inks, and get to work! This is one of the easiest and most "magical" stamping techniques I've tried.

Catherine (4yo) and I had a blast this afternoon whipping up a dozen of these for Mme Bissoy to send to volunteer Science Fair Judges. Catherine loved doing the magic roller part, and did a great job.

1) Card base is standard-size (8 1/2" x 5 1/2", socred at 4 1/4") of Stampin' Up!'s Close to Cocoa cs. I rolled the bottom half with Chocolate Chip ink on my "Rough Texture" Jumbo Wheel.

2) The main image panel is a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of Glossy White cs, stamped with the leaf and flower images from "Best Wishes & More" in VersaMark ink. Catherine and I added Barely Banana, Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa inks (in that order) with our Rubber Brayer. See how the stamped images look kind of "ghostly?" It's just like magic! I really wanted to use my new Corner Punch that can be found in SU!'s current Occassions Mini Catalog. There is a coordinating straight-edge punch, too, that you can choose for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with any $50 order. This panel is mounted on Ruby Red (3 1/2" x 4 1/4").

3) The sentiment (from "En Ovale," the French counterpart of "Oval All") is stamped with Chocolate Chip on Glossy White, and punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch. I love these stamps that coordinate with the various punches! Backing the sentiment is a Scallop Square of Chocolate Chip.

If you'd like to volunteer to be a Science Fair Judge, contact your local Elementary, Middle or High School. Kind-hearted community members are always needed to provide thoughtful, constructive feedback to our nation's budding scientists.

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