Mirror image stamping – Have you heard of it? Have you ever looked at a hand made card and wondered how’d they get that mirror image stamping to work?  Years ago I tried it without a lot of success but today I figured it out.  And it works beautifully!!!!

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Today our project is quite simple but I want to teach you how to reverse an image, otherwise known as mirror image stamping.  This bird stamp from FREE AS A BIRD stamp set normally just faces to the right, like the one I already colored.  The one on the right (facing left) is the reversed, mirror image stamping.

Mirror Image Stamping: Tips for Easy & Successful Technique

All you need to do this technique is the SILICONE CRAFT SHEET.  I know a lot of you who follow me have this already as it’s the perfect little tool when adhering detailed dies or vellum.  But it has another purpose that I discovered today!  Simply stamp the image you want to reverse directly on the craft sheet and then place your cardstock on top of it and rub!  It will transfer the ink to the cardstock!

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Mirror Image Stamping How To Video:  

This is so simple to do, but hard to explain, so watch today’s video and see how easy! You’ll be delighted with the success you get with this card making technique!


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So, what do you think?  If you don’t already have the SILICONE CRAFT MAT, make sure to add it to your next order.  It’s one of those handy things that you just never know when you might want to use it.

 

Free as a Bird Notecards

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Card Recipe:

The recipe for today’s cards is quite simple!

  • 3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes.  (I always have lots of these laying around because they are perfect for quick and easy cards.)
  • Whisper White Layer:  3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″

Why the layer of Whisper White?  When you color with Stampin’ Blends the color will bleed through the cardstock and that doesn’t look very nice on the inside of the card.  So I simply added a layer to solve that problem.

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Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to see all the supplies and colors of Stampin’ Blends that I used.

Cling Stamps & DIY Hack for Getting Your Stamps to Stick to Blocks

The video has one more fun tip that you don’t want to miss…..I show you how to get your stamps to stick better to your clear blocks!  It’s worth the watch!

Tips for Coloring with Stampin’ Blends

  • Make sure you stamp your image in Memento Black
  • Whisper White cardstock works the best
  • I almost always use in color combos–the light and the dark
  • Keep it simple!  You can get great results quick and easy
  • Watch my video for coloring tips!

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Don’t Forget to Pin These Ideas

If you like the ideas I am sharing today, make sure to PIN THEM to your Pinterest Board.  You can hover over any image and you will get the Pinterest Symbol.  That way, when you are ready to stamp and want to remember these ideas, you will be able to find them!

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Do you have any questions?  or, if you’d just like to share with me if you liked today’s project….please leave a comment.  I love to hear from my readers!

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Supplies Used on Today’s Cards

Below are the supplies I used to make today’s card.  If you’d like to try the reverse image stamping, make sure to add the Silicone Craft Sheet to your next order.  If you’d like to order any of these supplies (or anything else) you can click on any of the pictures below and go directly to the online store!

 

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