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Ghost Stamping with Flower Patch

Ghost Stamping

Hi All,

Today I’m using a new photopolymer clear set by Stampin’ Up! called Flower Patch. I absolutely love this set – it comes with 19 different stamps! You can layer a lot of the pieces, which gives it a lot of potential. When I saw it, I knew I had to use this technique with it. I used the ghost stamping technique on THIS CARD about a year ago.

I usually use Stampin’ Up!’s Crumb Cake cardstock (their version of kraft). However, I decided to try Hero Arts kraft cardstock. For this technique, I tried it on both cardstocks and I like the Hero Arts one slightly better. It’s darker, more like a brown bag than Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock. However, the Hero Arts cardstock is not as heavy-weight (it’s 65lb). For layering, it’s great. However, I will stick with Stampin’ Up! for a kraft-colored card base.

Hope you enjoy. Have a great week!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Stampin' Up! Flower Patch
Stampin’ Up! Flower Patch
Colorbox White Ink
Colorbox White Ink
Hero Arts Kraft Cardstock
Hero Arts Kraft Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Hero Arts Butter Bar
Hero Arts Butter Bar
Simon Says Stamp Island Blue
Simon Says Stamp Island Blue
Stampin' Up! White Baker's Twine
White Twine
Stampin' Up! Pearls
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Up! Acrylic Blocks
Stampin’ Up! Acrylic Blocks
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat


  1. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Sharon Hayes

    Loved seeing the ghost stamping technique again. The colors looked great.

  2. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 11:52 am


    Awesome card and video. Thank you!!

  3. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 1:20 pm


    This was a great card and I loved how your stamping make the flowers look 3D.

  4. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 1:24 pm


    Lovely card as always Darlene

  5. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Wanda M.

    Love the card. Going to try the technique on a birthday card I need to make for my BFF. Thank you for such wonderful card ideas.

  6. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Gloria Taylor

    Well what can say but another awesome card for any occasion. Darlene, you are one of my favorites to watch in creating your cards and give me ideas when I can’t think of a great design, thanks again!

  7. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Kimberly E

    I am fairly new to card making (about a year now!) and have not tried this technique. I will need to give it a go! You always make things look so easy Darlene! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  8. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Carol B

    What a fun card and technique. Love how you cut your card front apart and put the sentiment in between….cool look.

  9. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Susan W

    What a great technique…gives such a pretty look! Looks like a fun one to try.

    I have some inks that stain the Stampamajig acetate sheet, too, but I found that rubbing alcohol cleans it all up pretty well. I don’t worry about the staining on my stamps, though…alcohol on the stamps can dry them out, I hear…but probably is fine for that acetate sheet.

  10. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Kim S.

    I liked it VERY much. Thank you!

  11. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Diana W.

    Hi Darlene – fun card. Will have to try that technique. Love the colors that you put together. Thanks and happy Independence Day!

  12. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    gail knapton

    This is such a lovely card – unusual color combo . My first instinct was to buy this great stamp set – then I saw the price – USA $25.95 – AUSTRALIA $44.95 – I live in Australia and the price is crazy – I guess I will just have to dream . Such a great stamp set.

  13. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 7:08 pm


    Great card Darlene. Can’t wait to give this technique a go.

  14. wrote on July 2nd, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Carol Held

    Hi Darlene, I love this technique on Kraft …and you made it POP with this set from SU. I was reading your comments tonight, and saw that the pricing for my Aussie friend’s purchasing this set is DOUBLE! Yowzers, I thought our Canadian prices were high, until I read this price…sooo sorry for you Gail!

  15. wrote on July 3rd, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Maria Rodriguez

    I love this technique but you must have a very steady hand and practice a bit, it also helps to put a little snail on your card front when you’re stamping the ghost image otherwise it wont look right.
    Thank you for another wonderful video, you really inspire us to try new things to fully enjoy this craft we all love even more.

  16. wrote on July 3rd, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Nicole Parmentier

    Love that technique! Beautiful card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. wrote on July 4th, 2014 at 2:13 am


    What a lovely card! Love this stamping technique 🙂

  18. wrote on July 5th, 2014 at 3:42 am


    thanx for sharing this lovely card. I like the technique much for the depth it’s creating, greetings from Berlin, Germany

  19. wrote on July 6th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Terri W

    What a great technique this is going to be such fun. Thanks!

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