One of my Stamp Club members asked for me to teach them the Mirror Image Technique. If you know me, then you know I went on a YouTube viewing frenzy trying to find the best way to create a mirror image of a stamp…and it paid off! After hours of pouring through different technique videos and trying each one out myself, I finally found the one that produces the best image transfer. A huge thank you to France Martin for this video: https://youtu.be/j4uwbKN7TIU
I decided to have my clubbies do the mirror image with the birds from Bella & Friends. The smaller parrot was part of the stamp that includes the dog with the balloon, so I confidently cut the stamp apart so I could have the little bird separate (see the cutting line in my photo below). So much easier! I used to be scared to cut my stamps apart…but now I rarely hesitate.
I knew I wanted to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack and I wanted summery, fun colors. Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party were super fun together and make a very cheerful all-occasion card. I’m so glad we have Stampin’ Blends in those same colors, too!
Tip of the Day: When using a Dynamic Embossing Folder, be sure to use a Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly spritz both sides of cardstock with water before running it through the Big Shot. This step will prevent cracking of the cardstock from the deep impression.
Stamp Set: Bella & Friends
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Lovelies: Faceted Dots
Tools: Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stampin’ Spritzer
Give the Mirror Image Technique a try and let me know if you think it’s as easy as I do!
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