Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique!
The Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique is one of the easiest and least messy of the glossy cardstock techniques. It is a resist technique using a VersaMark ink pad, so it is also referred to as the VersaMark Resist Technique.
To create your Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique background:
- Step 1: Cut your glossy cardstock to the desired size. I like to use a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece so it will fill the card front but leave an edge that will “frame” your card.
- Step 2: Randomly stamp your desired image on the piece of cardstock.
- Step 3: Use a Sponge Brayer to add the color of your choice. Continue adding more color until you have the desired color intensity.
- Step 4: Use a tissue or paper towel to wipe off the excess ink.
I don’t have before photos showing what the backgrounds looked like before creating the cards below, but it is pretty straight forward.
You will need these additional supplies to recreate the card shown above:
- You’ve Got Style stamp set – Clear Mount: Item#143898; Wood-Mount: Item#143895
- Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
- Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
- 2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Basic Black Cardstock
- Tranquil Tide Cardstock
- Aqua Painters
- Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
- Layering Circle Framelits Dies
I fell in love with the “She Believed She Could…” saying from the This Little Piggy stamp set (Clear-Mount: Item#143922; Wood-Mount: Item#143919) as soon as I saw it. I couldn’t resist – pun intended – using it for the card. I also used the Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad.
Be sure to give the Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique a try. I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I do, and as much as my class participants did.