Color Coordinates with Shari Carroll: Ghost Images
I’m having fun with the Pantone Color of the year 2019 LIVING CORAL. It’s a beautiful shade that sits right dab in the middle of pink and orange. To celebrate this color I’ve come up with a Color Coordinates using Simon Says Stamp inks.
I’ve stamped a panel of white cardstock with the Simon Damask Background Cling using Simon Says Stamp white ink. Once it had a chance to dry, I cut the panel up into strips of various sizes. This is where the cool part comes in. I colored each of the strips with my ink colors using a blending tool. The image of the Damask leaves a ghosting effect with the inks.
I varied how dark I colored the strips so I could get lighter and darker tones of the inks. I used the Simon Ornate Love stamp set where I white embossed the letters LOVE and inked up each of those with the same color inks. I adhered some of the strips flush onto the card base and some are lifted up with foam tape. I wrapped the card with Silver Metallic thread trying it in a bow. I pulled the bow through the “O” and place the rest of the letters onto the strips. To finish it up, I added a few Studio Katia clear drops.
If you are interested in printing out the Color Coordinates and creating a swatch book, I have the downloadable templates available below.
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I didn’t realize the stamped ink without embossing powder would show through so well. A great technique. Thank you!
Beautiful color combinations!!
Stunning Shari, love the ghosting effect and the Pantone Color of this is year is awesome!
Thank you so much for the new Color Coordinates Inspiration, I’m sure I will use this a lot!
I love the Pantone color of the year – so feminine & pretty. Just like your gorgeous card.
Beautiful color combination.
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I have never heard of it before. IT LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!
I love coral! I once had a bathroom painted color & my husband hated it. He argued that it was pink! He lost, we didn’t re-paint, HaHa
I love this card by the way.
Wow, I love the beautiful colours and pattern on this card!! The effect is gorgeous. Im going to try your technique, thank you for your clear instructions and the video. I also didnt realise that not embossing the ink would show through so well!!!!
Loving the color choice and the card is beautiful!!!
I absolutely “Love” it.
Very pretty and love the colors!
This card is beautiful. What great ideas. I love that the bow comes through the O.
Love the design and color choices!
Gorgeous card – I love the ghosting effect of the blended ink over the white stamped background.
Beautiful!!!!! I love these colors!!
LOVE those gorgeous colors & your amazing card! The technique is new to me so thanks so much for sharing!
This is gorgeous Shari! I love the coral colors of the year.
Great card and such a pretty color
I love the new color, so tropical. I love this card. It’s beautiful!!
Great card & video! I love the ghosting effect and this stamp set and dies. Your design is so inspirational. Thanks.
Gorgeous colors, beautiful technique and great design. Thanks, Shari for the video and creative inspiration.
Stunning card, love the colors!
What a beautiful card and technique! Thank you.
What a pretty card! Thanks for the video.
Beautiful card! Love the ghost images. Thanks for sharing the technique…
This is such a beautiful card! I love the ghosting effect with the Damask background stamp. :)
I absolutely love the design of this card and the colors! Thanks for sharing how to do the ghost imaging.
Love these colors together. Great technique!
Great card design and I love the coral.
Great color combo. I already follow by email.
Fab colours! Thank you for the downloadable templates too!!
The combination of these color tones and your creative design make this a truly lovely card. tfs
Such a pretty card I love the colors you used.
I love that effect!
Oh, how pretty!! Fun layout; it would be perfect for using up some scraps!
Stunning! I love the colors and the softness from the tone on tone look.
This really is beautiful! Subtle and elegant.
Really lovely card. Love the idea of sponging over the white for a damask effect. Also appreciate the tip on how to keep my metallic thread from fraying.
The card turned out lovely – the colors, the design, the stamping.
Beautiful color combo and card! So feminine and simple lovely!
I can’t wait to try this technique. Who knew white ink played well with others.
This is such a beautiful card Shari, you have done an amazing job on it. This stamp set looks so elegant especially done in these colours. Very well done, as always!
This is so pretty
Lovely card Shari. Love the variation in color!
Beautiful. Love the color combo and the silver ribbon and bow through the O is an awesome idea.
LOVE this card and color!!
I love it Shari! I’d love to try the ghost technique, and your colors are fabulous! TFS
Wow, so gorgeous! Love the coral color.
such a different idea. The colors and the design are very fancy.
Love the new color. Thanks for sharing the ghosting technique.