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…

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

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!)


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.)


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!)


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

  1. right now. . . my favourite technique has to be the water colouring technique, so many different ways of doing this. Stamping just never gets dull. I appreciate your instructional videos so much. You have been one of the main inspirations and teachers for me! Thank you so much!

  2. I love heat embossing and gradient layered colors (not sure what the technique is called but you did this with MFT balloons about a year ago).

  3. My favorite technique is either using embossing powder or embossing folders. I love adding texture to my cards because I’m a pretty simple crafter and don’t do a lot of coloring.

  4. I like Omber Stamping technique. Also I’d like to try the new Omber stamp inks.i Just love those gradation colors.

  5. It’s amazing how you come up with so many new ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  6. Your card is beautiful, you captured the soft colors flawlessly!!

    My favorite stamping technique is 2nd generation stamping!! I love how you can take one ink pad and get several colors out of it

  7. Oh my – this card is seriously beautiful! Definitely need to get that super cute deer and try this out!!

    I’m a sucker for the good old colouring techniques. So I love embossing a stamped image and watercolouring or just the good old stamp & colour!

  8. Thanks for teaching such wonderful techniques, my favorite technique is embossing. As soon as I buy some foil it might be changing.

  9. Darling deer card. I’m going to try the reverse image technique. My favorite technique currently is watercoloring.

  10. I’m really new to stamping so my favorite technique is getting the stamp cleanly stamped on the paper. 😉

  11. Hehe, I am still very fascinated by the embossing technique for stamping. It always surprise me when I get a new colour of embossing powder! It’s like magic once my heat gun has finished firing =D

  12. What a great technique, I have never done that before I will have to give it a try sometime. I love the card too, those little deer are so adorable. When it comes to stamping techniques I do still enjoy heat embossing the best!

  13. My favorite stamping technique is heat embossing and then doing some kind of coloring. Love the card — super cute!

  14. Thank you sooo much for this video. I often wondered how you could mirror image a stamp,and now I know, and I also followed the link for the mirror effect with ink. You are such a great resource for my addiction to card making.

  15. I love to heat emboss and I like the foil technique. I will be trying this technique very soon!

  16. All my techniques come from you! My favorite right now is clear embossing background stamps, using distress inks over it for the resist and then ironing it off! Thank you so much for all the inspiration! I’m new to card making so the chance to build my stamp stash is awesome!

  17. I just found and connected with your blog. I really enjoy it a lot. Your work is beautiful and your ideas are awesome. I like Ombre stamping and I really like to ink up my embossing folders and use them as backgrounds for bases on my cards and use that with other stamps & techniques to make unique cards.

  18. I’m still pretty new at stamping.. So far i love using embossing powders and also am fixin to start the foiling.. Cant wait but im moving right now so it will be a week or so…

  19. My favorite technique today is wax color pencils. I’ve tried water coloring but I have gone back to pencils.

  20. My favorite technique would just be the
    ordinary stamp to paper with some
    gold embossing 🙂

  21. I would love to try this new technique and to win these great giveaways would be fantastic. I sure would put them to good use making my grandkids handmade cards with the reverse image! THANKS for the chance to win!!

  22. Thank you for the many creative ideas you share with us. The many ways you seem to show us how to get so much more out of our stamps or dies or other items. I love to be able to get several ideas/techniques out of the same product. But at the same time ….the new products you share with us are sooooo tempting….and I usually end up treating myself to yet another craft item. No problem …..crafting is great for getting rid of stress. So thank you for filling my craft room…..☺

  23. I have tried stamp kissing lately and liked it. I have a stamp which is supposed to help you make a mirrored image but never seems to work for me.

  24. My favorite is heat embossing–I love the magical result. I have not had much success with the mirrored image, but I’m willing to try again!

  25. Honestly, I am brand new to stamping but have started visiting your site for inspiration! Once I’m a bit more comfortable with “the traditional way” (stamp and ink) I can’t wait to try out heat embossing! Love the raised texture.

  26. My favorite technique is watercoloring but I am anxious to try the Bokeh (spelling) this weekend. That looks so cool. Thanks for all of your great videos Jennifer.

  27. love the mirror stamping video and would love to win, tyvm for making a newbie life easier with all your helpful information..

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