Friday, 13 September 2013



Today's card contains a technique called ghosting which I have learnt from Shea Marshall from the Inspired by Stamping site.  Please click here if you wish to see the tutorial.

For the background I "ghosted" the leaves in a random fashion then flicked some water for the little splashed effect.  I had so much fun with this new technique and I think it looks great.
For some added interest I stamped and embossed some butterflies in the corner with clear embossing powder.  Then stamped and embossed some more butterflies in white for the little popped up panel.  The sentiment is also embossed in white and reads "always".
Stamps used:
Butterflies - Grace Taylor (sorry, don't know which set it came from, lost the packaging)
Leaves - BasicGrey, Dainty set
Sentiment - Stampin Up, Small Script set
Hope you enjoyed my card today.
Thank you for stopping by.
Less is More #136 - Colour challenge  - dark green and rust
Allsorts #223 - Butterflies
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything goes
BasicGrey challenge #102 - Anything goes - BasicGrey, Dainty stamp set
Anything Goes Challenge blog #100 - In the garden + add some butterflies
Just for Fun challenge #2 - Colours of Autumn
Vintage Stamping Challenge #12 - Anything from your garden


  1. Wow this card is gorgeous. I will check out the tutorial.

  2. pretty card, love the ghosting in the background, really nice. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. This is a super effect but sadly you have linked it to too many challenges for us at Less is More where we allow a maximum of five to be combined!
    Do join us again.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Oh this is such a great card! love it! Thanks for joining with us at Just For Fun this month! Great entry. Mo DT xxx

  5. What a great card - I love your choice of fall colours.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine this week.

    Sharon x

  6. A lovely background with the inking and ghosting Phi and your whole card has a lovely elegant CAS feel.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  7. A fabulous card... I love the ghosting effect you've created with the leaves on the background... and the butterflies are fabulous too.

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time..

    Christine x

  8. Wow! This is fabulous! Love the ghosting effect! It is so pretty with the butterflies! Beautiful! Hugs, Joanna

  9. Great card, I love the technique you've used. Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge over at Just For Fun. Karen DT member x

  10. This is a FABULOUS card, and your ghosting turned out perfectly! The embossed butterflies are a lovely complement to the ghosted ones. I'm so glad you enjoyed doing this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at IBS!

  11. What a cool effect you've gotten. Gorgeous background and the white stamping really pops. :-)

  12. What an amazing background and it makes a fabulous card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  13. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  14. That's a lovely card, Thanks for joining us at JFF for our Autumn Colour's challenge, DT Mandz xox

  15. This is lovely! Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge at Just For Fun!

    Elaine xx