Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Mirror Stamping: featuring Playful Penguins Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun technique for my new series Technique Tuesdays.  Each Tuesday I will be sharing a different technique with you.  I know exciting right.  I will also be having a Technique Club starting in January where you can learn even more techniques more information on that soon.  But for my card today I am going to share a fun technique called mirror stamping.  It's a fun easy way to get a reverse image of a stamped image that only goes in one direction; and sometimes we want to have the same image go the other direction.  So we might want to have something looking at itself or something facing the other way.  Mirror stamping is the answer on how to do just that.  I based this card from last weeks Casing Tuesday sketch.  Here's a look at my card.

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Mirror stamping isn't that hard once you get the hang of it and there's a lot of ways to do this technique.  I am going to share the one I learned back in November at the Onstage in Atlanta.  I've tried the others and this was the easiest I've ever tried.  And, had the best results with.  I picked the Playful Penguins Stamp Set to do my card today.  It's one of my favorite sets and sadly it's on the retiring list.  So if you want to get these little cuties if you haven't already; you need to do so ASAP.  
 There are some tools you will need to make this technique work.  One of the main tools is a Silicone Craft Sheet.  This and the Stamparatus was vital in making this technique easy and produced the best results I've gotten.  So, I think these tools are a must have to get great results.  Once you have those two things you can pick out your favorite image and get to stamping.  
I started by stamping the penguin closest to the fold line first, using my Stamparatus.  I didn't move the stamp.  I removed my cardstock and replaced it with my Silicone Craft Sheet.  I then inked up my stamp again and stamped it on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  I then repeated the stamping one more time because I wanted to have enough ink on the craft sheet.  Once that was done I took my card front and flipped it over where I was looking at the back and placed it over the silicone craft sheet.  Without moving the cardstock I took the door of the Stamparatus and stamped the image on the back of the cardstock.  This allowed the image to be transferred with enough pressure that I got a great stamped impression.  And that was it that was the technique.  

Once everything was stamped it was time to put my card together.  I added the stamped card front to my Shaded Spruce card base after stamping my greeting.  I then added two strips of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper to the bottom of the card front.  I added a insert to the inside of my card and added another cute little penguin along with my Christmas Sentiment.  

Video Tutorial:   

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Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 (2) 
  • Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper 5/8 x 5, 5/8 x 4
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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