Ghost Stamping on Kraft (MFT Guest Designer Teaser Time)

Hi there!

I am the July guest designer for the wonderful folks over at My Favorite Things and will be sharing a few things throughout the month. Today is what they call “Teaser Time” – where designers share cards using the soon-to-be-released stamps. And they are good ones! (Be sure to head to the My Favorite Things Blog for all the new goodies along with a list of designers participating. Oh, and a giveaway!)

I have two cards today using the new My Favorite Things Tropical Sensations stamp set. I also used one of my favorite techniques with kraft paper – “ghost stamping” – stamping with white pigment first and then with dye ink on top, slightly offset. I LOVE the results of this technique. (You can see it in action in my video HERE.)

This card was fun to make. I first stamped the flowers with Unicorn White Pigment Ink on the fabulous My Favorite Things Kraft cardstock. (I used masking with Eclipse paper to avoid messy overlapping.) I then stamped the same images on top of the first with yellow MFT Lemon Drop dye ink… but slightllllllly offset. But doing it a bit offset, you get that dark line on some of the edges of the images. Basically – where you see light/bright yellow, it is the yellow ink overlapping the white. Where you see the thin lines of dark yellow? That is where it was offset. Makes a cool look. This technique works with white pigment ink on the bottom and a dye or chalk ink on the top. I did the same for the leaves.

I also used my Gold Wink of Stella pen to add shine to the petals… and my green one for lines on the leaves and pink for the center of the flowers…

My second card uses the same “ghost stamping” technique. I stamped all the pieces in white pigment ink, and then again with various MFT dye inks

I am really enjoying the darker/brighter MFT dye ink colors. They are tasty and work great for this technique! Oh – and I used my white pen to add some highlights to the flower…

Again, be sure to stop by the MFT blog for more. They have 10 new Stamp Sets, 12 new Die-namics, a new Triple Scoop (a few set for with a minimum purchase) and new inks. They will also have a giveaway! They are even celebrating their 7th birthday with this release!. The latest products will be available at 10pm EST on Tuesday, July 9th.



Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH and for My Favorite Things, click MFT…










Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Black Dye Ink (SSS|EH)


Uniball Signo Broad White Pen (SSS|EH)


Zig Wink of Stella Gold Glitter (SSS|EH)


Wink of Stella Dark Pink Glitter (SSS|EH)




Eclipse Art Masking Tape Sheets (SSS|EH)


Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive (SSS|EH)



92 CommentsMy Favorite Crafty Things

  1. julie

    Love that beautiful flower in both cards and will have to try the wink of stella pens.

  2. Nita K.

    Love that those inks are so bright on the Kraft paper.

  3. Jennifer (stamplover2011)

    Wow, those flowers are beautiful!

  4. Loly Borda

    Fabulous card! Love this technique and stamps. TFS

  5. Melinda Isenhower

    Very Cute….love the look of the craft with the pop of color!

  6. Lynda

    I learn so much from you, Jennifer! Thank you!

  7. Queen Mary

    Welcome to MFT Jennifer! I love your ideas and I think you’ll have tons of fun with the MFT products — double the fun for me! I think it was brilliant to use the shadow technique with the white ink with Mona’s new stamp set, it’s just perfect! A great stamp set for the bright colors too! Beautiful cards.

  8. Love, love these, Jennifer!

  9. fabulous cards. love the flower overhanging the panel on the second one.

  10. This is simply gorgeous!!1

  11. JoAnn B.

    Beautiful cards. Love the ghost stamping on Kraft.

  12. Barb Ghigliotty

    Gorgeous cards, Jennifer! I love the effect of ghost stamping with these beautiful ink colors! Looks great on Kraft!

  13. HOT AND JUICY!!!! Wow, the yellow, and that HOT PINK, are awesome!!

  14. A great demo Jennifer. You’re really a great teacher.. I learn so much from you
    thank you for showing us how


  15. I love this look and the flowers on the Kraft is a wonderful look. Really beautiful card. I like how you cut the side of the card and around the flower. The hot pink is striking.

  16. Gabby

    LOVE your cards, especially the yellow flowers! The “ghost” effect is so cool! TFS this technique. :)

  17. Patty

    Wow, what gorgeous cards! Love the new stamps! Thanks for a chance to win!

  18. isabelle Messier

    Your cards are awesome, and this set is my new ” must have”
    Thk U

  19. Sarah O

    Wow some lovely cards again and an amazing technique, looking forward to having a go myself. Thanks again.

  20. Beautiful Cards!!! TFS!!! Those inks are just GORGEOUS!!!! Adding them to the “must have” list!

  21. Cheri

    The yellow against the Kraft is stunning.

  22. Great cards. The kraft and yellow is gorgeous!

  23. janet Wilson

    Stunning cards, and the colours are so vibrant! Must try this technique :)

  24. Allison

    Wow I just LOVE these cards and stamps! I am putting this stamp set on my want list (i love plumerias and hibiscus) and will have to try this technique! These cards turned out gorgeous!

  25. After trying the new MFT Inks (along with my Shadow Inks), I found they are a new favorite and the perfect colors to go along with my Hero inks. I also love the luscious colors of cardstock that matches and have always been a fan of MFT!

    So happy to see you part of the blog hop and designing for them as this month’s guest!
    Today’s amazing technique is fabulous…it looks like you painted those flowers onto the cardstock! WOW!!

  26. RandellynB

    Wow, love the cards! What a great way to say ‘summer’. Beautiful!

  27. Mendi Yoshikawa

    Amazing cards! I am captivated by your hot pink one! :)

  28. Sam F

    Beautiful cards!! Love the yellow plummeria(?) flower and card so much!

  29. KathyJH

    Beautiful cards! Love the bright colors – and I really like the ghost stamping technique. Thanks for the link to the video!

  30. Kathykayh

    Love the way your technique makes the colors pop!

  31. Such gorgeous cards!!

  32. Effie Williams

    These colors are so vibrant! I said no more ink but… Love ALL of your cards, thanks for the inspiration

  33. lovelove the effect. gorgeous cards, Jennifer! thanks so much for sharing!

  34. Gilu

    Great cards and I still have to try out the ghost stamping technique.

  35. What a great technique. Maybe you will do a video on this one because these are gorgeous cards.

  36. Gorgeous cards Jessica! Love the shimmery detail and bright colors!

  37. Chris A

    Delicious stuff…

  38. dot ferrero

    Do the copic markers bleed though the craft cardstock?

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