Thursday, April 23, 2009

Creating a Ghost

I don't believe in them, except on paper, so don't worry about my state of mind. This card harkens back to my blogfast and a technique I found in a past issue of Stampin' Success (August 2008, for those of you who have a stash in your closet--you know who you are!).

It's a simple way of bringing an image "to life" on a piece of vellum. Simply choose the size panel of vellum you desire, a solid stamp and a coordinating one that has a line art image (I used Wonderful You), and a dark color of ink. Also grab your brayer and a dark colored ink pad, and get ready to see your creation appear out of thin air (out of thin paper, really, but that didn't sound as dramatic).

Ink up the brayer and roll it on the vellum until it is the desired depth of hue. A hint: it needs to be relatively dark, so don't be afraid to go darker than you think you should, because it'll dry lighter than it appears when wet. While the vellum is still wet, stamp the solid image. This will REMOVE ink from the vellum, so be sure to press firmly. Repeat the stamping with the line art image, slightly askew from the first one.

The hardest thing to do now is NOT TOUCH IT! It will need about 5 min. to dry. If you're impatient, you can wave a heat tool over it, high above so as not to curl it, to expedite the process. Once it has dried, use glue dots to adhere it to a piece of Whisper White card stock and mount it on a card. In case you're wondering, this color combo is Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive. The ribbon is striped Pumpkin Pie, but it's close enough.

I have a parting question for those of you who receive this blog via email: do you receive it the same day I post it (this one is going out Thursday), or the following day?


sandra said...

I get the blog the day after you post it.

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

I got it today - Friday! Renee

kat said...

I get your blog the day after you post, too, but it's worth waiting for!

Chris said...

I got it on Friday but I'm always happy to read your blog!