Monday 2 March 2020

Happy Little Stampers March 2020 CAS Challenge

Good evening

The March CAS Challenge has just gone live over at Happy Little Stampers.  I think this one will create a wonderfully diverse gallery this month, here's the cue card...

There are so many great crafting techniques, I really didn't know which one to choose!  In the end I decided on the Ghosting Technique as it can create a totally different look when using stencils.

Here's my sample card...

On a piece of white cardstock I blended a background of three colours of Distress Ink.  To create the ghosting effect I placed my stencil over the top and then spritzed with water.  After removing the stencil I then blotted with kitchen paper which lifts and removes the colour.  Once dry I die cut the panel with a stitched circular die.  Next I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut strip before also cutting one edge with the same circle die.  The stitched edging was then lined up when adhering the strip to the inked circle.  To finish I created some score lines on my card base before popping the circle up on fun foam.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Broken China, Evergreen Bough; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: Funky Fossil - Round in Flowers
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Double Stitched Circle Stax; Stitched Sentiment Strips
  • Stamp: Altenew - Beautiful Lady

Challenge entries:

STAMPlorations - March Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting.  This challenge, along with all the different Happy Little Stampers challenges (some of which are yet to commence), will run until the end of the month so there's plenty of time to play along.


  1. Superb colours Anita and what a fantastic use of the ghosting technique. You've certainly inspired me to give it another go.

  2. Beautiful work with the ghosting technique, and a gorgeous CAS card!

  3. Beautiful card - such a pretty technique.

  4. I'd forgotten all about the ghosting technique but you've definitely inspired me to give it a whirl! I love the floral circle but also the details on your card - the way you lined the stitching up and the way the strip is the same depth as the embossed lines. Vicky x

  5. WOW! This card is stunning. Ghost technique is rarely used, but it gives such spectacular results.

  6. lovely colors and beautiful technique - thanks for joining the March Stencil Challenge over on the STAMPlorations Blog


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