Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Ghosted stencil flower.

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Stencil and the theme this month is ghosting!

There are some videos on the blog to help with this technique and the design team has some wonderful cards for inspiration, so I hope you get the chance to play along.

I inked up some blending card with distress oxides in shades of pink and coral with a blending tool.
Then I spritzed some water on a stencil, laid it on the inked card and pressed over it with some paper towel. The stencil was a very fine one (Memory Box Modern Flower) and the water seeped quite a lot, even after a couple of goes!

So, instead of using it as a background I decided to use it as my diecut petals.
I layered a white flower outline on top and left the petal ends unglued for some dimension.
Here is a closer look at the petals.

I will be trying this again perhaps with a more substantial stencil, but I'm still happy with how this flower turned out, just had to make sure I inlaid the petals in the correct order.

At Outside the Box the theme is to use a flower on your project.
I've used a Memory Box die and stencil.


I'm linking up to the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday,

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and to Inkspirational where it's use your stash.
I've used things that have been lurking in my stash for ages, the flower die, the stencil and the sentiment stamp!

Mix it Up Challenge Blog has anything goes with the option of using an inked background.


Memory Box modern flower stencil and tilth floral die; abandoned coral, picked raspberry and worn lipstick distress oxide inks; Happy Little Stampers doodled flowers sentiment stamp; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangles die; versafine ink & clear ep; hammered card base.

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Your delicate die cut flower outline looks beautiful with your ghosting stenciled background inside the petals Cathy! love the colors you used and the subtle design of your stenciling!

  2. Your card is beautiful, Cathy! I LOVE that you've used your stenciled panel to die-cut your flower. It looks amazing! Great design with your center rectangle with thin black frame ... it really brings focus to the flower. xx

  3. Fabulous card, Cathy. I love how you've used the stencilling for the petals. xx

  4. This is so pretty, Cathy. I love that you used your ghosted piece on the focal image rather than in the background. x

  5. Your card is gorgeous.such a sweet image, I love the soft colours and beautiful detailing.
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  6. the ghosting added so much depth of colour to your flower Cathy. Love it :)

  7. Cathy, another technique that is new for me. Your bloom is gorgeous and I love that you left the petal outline tips up.

  8. Hi Cathy, a sweet little card, love the detail you can still see on the petals from the stencil. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  9. This is a terrific way to save what you made and make it still work. It looks wonderful and made lovely soft flower petals.

  10. This is a beautiful flower, Cathy! Love the way the ghosting gives the petals "texture". The narrow mat really makes the image pop and I love the contrast of the smooth card stock and the watercolor background!

  11. Gorgeous card Cathy, I love that you used your pretty ghosting panel for the petal inserts and not a background, very pretty

  12. Fabulous idea to use the ghosting inside the die-cut, very pretty card. Love how you framed the flower, great design.

  13. Love your gorgeous die cut flower and inlaid ghosted background. Beautiful color combo for your stenciled background too. Isn't great how die cuts can save a background piece:-) TFS your beauty, my friend. Hugs.Nancy

  14. Cathy, this technique is AMAZING! I love the unique pattern you achieved! This is CAS perfection. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at INk~

  15. How unique and cool to use the ghosting technique inside your large daisy, Cathy! Brilliant!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. How pretty, Cathy ... the ghosting on the petals adds such a lovely touch of depth ... it's almost velvety! Sorry not to have been around ... no internet for almost a week (I know you understand that!) so now I'm playing catch up ... wish me luck! Hugs, Anita :)

  17. Such a different way to use this technique and I love it. Your card is beautiful and perfectly CAS x.

  18. What a unique and pretty way of using the piece you made using the ghosting technique and it looks so pretty within the petals of this die cut flower. The stitched rectangle and the black mat together with the black inked sentiment finish this so elegantly. x

  19. Beautifully CAS. I love how you've used the ghosting technique to add detail to the petals xx

  20. Ghosted background piece for a die-cut flower! What a creative idea/recovery, Cathy! And it's so pretty. I love it.
    Hideko xx

  21. Gosh! This is an absolutely lovely card! I love every bit of it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at MIUCB!


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