I can't help it! Even though it's not even mid-November, I am getting my Christmas groove on! I'm humming carols, I'm lighting candy cane scented candles and seeing red and green wherever I look! So, my card for this week's Just Us Girls "ghosting" challenge is, no surprise, Christmas themed...
Check out this great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for details on how to ghosting. Thanks to our lovely and talented LISA for challenging us with this fun technique!
I used three strips of polka dotted clear stamps from Papertrey Ink to stamp my background with Versamark Ink. I have a large clear block so I just lined them up side by side so I only had to stamp once for my dotty snow-inspired backdrop. To fully dry the Versamark Ink I first hit it with the heat gun, then double-checked the dryness by pouncing a embossing buddy over the surface of the ink and heat gunning again. Once I was sure that it was dry, I used a Adirondack Tim Holtz ink applicator with sponge to rub on light blue ink. A soft towel wiped the surface free of stray embossing buddy powder and blue ink from the versamarked dots. The glossy cardstock retains it's beautiful sheen even after all the inking. I channeled my inner ANDREA and kept this card clean with just the addition of one juicy tree stamp and a bit of repurposed silver ribbon. I love it! And it's flat enough to mail without extra postage. double love it!
Before you hop on board with this fun challenge, be sure and swing by the JUGs DT blogs:
...and definitley do not miss our guest designer for the month of November, Kim O'Connell!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. You know I love your visit!
Paper: Stampin Up! and Papertrey
Stamps: Pink Paisley and Papertrey
Ink: Versamark and Stampin Up!
Diecut Machine: Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Adhesives: Scotch ATG and Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac