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Video: Mirror Stamping + Giveaway!

Hello! I wanted to share with you a technique I have not done in a long time – mirror stamping. It seemed perfect for this cute deer stamp…

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Mirror stamping is a technique stampers have been doing for years in many different ways. In this video, I shared my favorite way to get a mirror-image with heat embossing.

I simply stamped the adorable deer image from The Greeting Farm on a piece of clear transparency (acetate) with Versamark ink. I then pressed that down onto white cardstock to transfer the inked mirror image on to the cardstock. After adding gold powder and heat embossing it, I added soft color with Copic Markers. This results in a little deer that faces the opposite direction of what the stamp intended. Fun!

I added the deer to a cross-stitched-heart die cut from Memory Box and heat embossed the sentiment to match. To keep the card simple and soft, I used an ivory shimmer notecard. (I am a big fan of these shimmer cards!)

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

As I mentioned, there are many ways to do mirror stamping. One of the other best ways is to use the back of a clear stamp instead of a piece of acetate. To see this method in action, check out THIS video by my friend Chari Moss. (Thanks for letting me share your video, Chari.) I recommend that method if you want to use just a plain black ink instead of heat embossing. I will try to add this method into a future video, too.

In the video I also mentioned that my soft colors were inspired by one of my friends – Debby Hughes. I encourage you to check her out!

Finally, be sure to check out the newest release from The Greeting Farm. The little animals are adorable, easy to color and oh-so-happy! (The stamps are available at Simon Says Stamp HERE… or on The Greeting Farm website.)

GIVEAWAY

Interested in winning two stamp sets from The Greeting Farm? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on5/15/15 telling me your favorite stamping technique. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

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Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thanks for the stamps, The Greeting Farm!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH)The Greeting Farm (TGF), Amazon (AZ), etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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629 thoughts on “Video: Mirror Stamping + Giveaway!”

  1. My favourite technique has to be colouring embossed images. There’s so much variety that can be achieved.

  2. My favorite stamping technique is heat embossing. Such a simple procedure, but the results can be very impressive!

  3. I like to use the mirror technique when doing landscapes by the water to get a reflection. I am also trying to teach myself some watercolor techniques – they are so beautiful.

  4. I don’t have many stamping techniques that I do well. I did try a technique that Kristina showed us all where you put two different colours on a stamp and blend them….it worked a treat and my card even won a challenge. So that would be a definite favourite!!

  5. Making a fun background with Tim H. distress daubers and inks is so fun and easy. I’m not sure if this is a technique or not, but I do it often for a nice background.

  6. Heat embossing in white and then using distress markers to fill in between the stamped background. Then spraying the ink with a little water to get a water color effect is so fun.

  7. I love making my own background papers with distress inks/water. Then I use these background papers to die cut out sentiments and even images and then raise them up with fun foam for an added dimension.

  8. I like second generation stamping for some unique shading effects. I am going to have to try this technique. It will really help me stretch my stamps.

  9. Cute card!
    One technique I haven’t used in a while but really like is kissing. There are so many great background stamps out now. I really need to try that technique again!

  10. I’ve been making cards for almost 12 years now.. I was first introduced to card making by my friend Betty North. Card making is more than just an art form. It has kept Betty in my life for 12 years now and I treasure our friendship. It has also brought many other wonderful people into my life and that is what I’m thankful for, the relationships.

  11. Oh, how I love the colors you used for this card, they are just perfect together! I haven’t tried many stamping techniques, but one that I like most is second generation stamping…or third, or forth, depending on how juicy my ink is, lol:)

  12. I like to keep bits of things..leftovers..”mistakes…and then adding them to current trends in stamping. I feel so happy to transform these leftovers into happy designs.

  13. I don’t have any favorite techniques …yet! As a beginner, I am trying lots of things. I love this idea. Chari’s was really cute too! I will definitely try this. One of the things I have had a lot of fun with was using water-based markers to color directly on the stamps. You never quite know what you will end up with, but the effects are really cool. My granddaughters and I made quite a happy mess doing it! Thanks for sharing your very great ideas!

  14. This is a technique that I have not mastered. Your tips to use Versamark ink and emboss is probably my best chance at success! I love all stamping techniques and loving anything related to watercoloring.

  15. Love today’s watercoloring and adorable little fawns! Really such adorable and happy critters from The Greeting Farm!! I love to stamp a whole bunch of images all the same time and then have a coloring day another time. That gives me more time to be creative with all my images all ready to go.

  16. Favorites change for me, however, a go to is embossing and watercolor/distress ink.Thanks for another great video and giveaway!

  17. My favorites have changed as I like different techniques but I generally prefer simpler ones. I like techniques that can take humidity well, as I live in a humid city.

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