Thursday, 2 June 2016

A little ray of sunshine .......

Hello again ........

Hope you've had a good day.  I've got another Blog challenge for you ...... yeah!!
This time it's the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge and the theme this month is all about ......


So ....  what exactly is Ghosting, and how do we go about it?
Well .... if you pop over to the HLS Blog you'll find some links to some fabulous tutorials on this really fun technique along with a whole load of inspiration from the rest of the HLS Design Team and our Guest Designer for this month ..... the very talented Julie Beech

As always the challenge is sponsored by the Happy Little Stampers store

and the winner will receive a $15 Discount Voucher to spend on HLS goodies

OK ...... on to the challenge.  I've gone for spritzing with water through a stencil to create my 'ghost image'.

I masked off the top section of my card using low tack tape, then I inked the background using shades of Distress ink.
I placed the Sun Rays stencil over the top, spritzed with water through the stencil, and then removed some of the ink by mopping up the water using kitchen roll ..... leaving behind a faded/ghost image ...... simple!

I embossed a line underneath the inky part and then stamped the words using HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments and Everyday Sentiments (the 'Birthday' bit) 

To finish off I punched part of a circle from white cardstock and coloured it using Distress ink .... Mustard Seed with a touch of Spiced Marmalade ...... and attached it to the front of my card to form the sun

I've used the stencil again on the inside ......

and added the sun as before

Now it's over to you ....... I look forward to seeing all your fabulous ghosting creations in the gallery.
Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time


  1. Such a happy creation, Linda! Cheerful and bright!

  2. As always, your approach to the topic is very unique. Great design and wonderful idea.

  3. Really beautiful card Linda. LOVE your rays of sunshine. The ghosting really adds lots of visual texture and dimension. xx

  4. This stencil used this way creates a lovely effect with the water. Love the inside too, and the black border was a great idea x


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