Thursday 2 June 2016

Guest Designer @ HLS CAS

Welcome to a post to share a card I made as GD over at HLS CAS.
Seems ages since I won their CAS challenge with my faux mother of pearl card, but it;s time for a new challenge there and here is my card.

This month's theme is

Here are a few links to help you along

I wasn't quite sure what ghosting was but after a little bit of research on these links and a few others, I found more than one technique with this name. So its up to you to choose.
For this card, I went with the bleached out effect using DIs and water. There are lots of different ways to do it, I've tried using a stamp spritzed with water technique to remove ink from a panel before (here) but for this I used a large image, Stampin Ups Blended Bloom inked with Salty Ocean stamped on a panel of the same. I then used a fine watercolor brush and plain water to paint the center of each petal.
Leave the water on for a couple of minutes, then using either a brush or kitchen towel lift off the water. Repeat until you get the deserved effect. The anthers in the center of the blooms were done the same way. If you try this, make sure you keep the stamped edge clear of water or you will not get a sharp edge and the bloom will loose definition.
I finished off the card by cutting the finished panel at an angle and adding a strip of black, stamped with a heat embossed white birthday and silver one, silver happy and a few silver sequins.

I'd like to join in over at -

Just the photo for me this time

Edited 4/6 Thanks for the tip Loll
 My Choice - Water Bleaching/ Ghosting


  1. Absolutely beautiful card, Julie! LOve your choice of colors and that happy sentiment is amazing. Thank you for being our GD this month :)

  2. Hello Jules,
    I really like your card. It is wonderful with large floral patterns in technology ghosting. And the color blue, my favorite :-)

  3. Great job with the ghosting technique Jules. Love the effect of your water stamping / ghosting / ?? technique. I know ... there are a few names for this technique. :) Love it paired with the black, white and silver. Really gorgeous. This would be perfect for the CAS Mix Up June challenge - die-cuts. Hope you'll enter your card there too. xx

  4. This is gorgeous Julie .... I love the colour, and you've done a great job with the ghosting technique. It's great to have you as our GD this month xx

  5. Beautiful ghosted flowers, Julie! And I love the way you've added the happy die cut on the diagonal! Fantastic card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Very pretty I never heard of the ghost effect.. nice way to use a loved stamp (I actually own that one) Love the blue also.

  7. Beautiful card Julie, I love the effect you have achieved with the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

  8. Wow Julie, Gorgeous flower ghosting technique! I love your angled design, die cut sentiment and silver and black accents. A real creative card :-) TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  9. Congrats on your win and Guest Designer spot, Julie! Gorgeous ghosting technique, and I love your sentiment!

  10. Great to have you with us this month, Julie. And a really fab effect here stamping in the same colour ink before lifting the colour. Love the blue and silver combo x


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