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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Oh wow…I really love the colors and the hole card!!
Very pretty card. Love the color coral in clothes so added bonus its the color of the year for crafting.
stunning work – thanks for the ideas:)
My gosh this is a beautiful card!! The colors are stunning and I love the ghost printing technique.
So simple and so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration to play!
Your card is just fabulous Shari! I love, love, love the coral color you used and the fog, just adds to the impact on it. Thanks for sharing with us.
I love the coral color and the fog is such a nice compliment to it! I’m going to have to try the ghosting technique; it’s really pretty. Beautiful card!
Elegant and modern at the same time; so clever!
Love this LOVE card. The color pallete is gorgeous.
Love your work – over and over again – Wonderful Shari! Thank you, Denise