Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Mirror Image Event


Hi all!  Thanks for stopping by today for my inspiration in the Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps, My Sweet Petunia, and The Ton!  All the details can be found on the So Suzy Stamps blog post.  There are lots of awesome prizes, so be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win!  Winners will be announced February 28th.

Here's what I came up with:



And a closer view of the flower:


A long time ago, there was a technique where you stamped and clear embossed a word background on the back of a piece of vellum, then stamped an open image on the front, and colored it from the back.  The words would show up in the image.  BUT back then, stamp companies actually manufactured those background stamps with the words backwards so that they would show through the vellum the correct way!  But now, with the mirror image stamp, you can get the same effect without having to buy a special stamp just for this technique!

I've included a very sped up video below explaining the process, but here it is in a nutshell:
  1. Ink up background stamp with Versamark ink and stamp onto the mirror image stamp using the MISTI.
  2. Lay piece of vellum over mirror image stamp and carefully brayer over it so that the ink transfers to the vellum.
  3. Cover with clear detail embossing powder and heat until melted.
  4. Stamp large, open image on opposite side of vellum using Versamark ink.  Cover with gold detail embossing powder and heat until melted.
  5. Turn vellum over so clear embossed words are up and color image using medium of choice.  I used watercolor markers.
And that's it!  To finish the card, I trimmed the image out with scissors, mounted on a card base, and stamped and embossed the rest of the sentiment in gold.  Here's the video:



There you go!  I hope you like this technique and will give it a try!  TFL!  ~Maureen

55 comments:

  1. Great card- very clean elegant look :)

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  2. Wow! I love this technique! Thanks so much for the video tutorial. You card is beautiful.

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  3. Beautiful and very clever! I would never have thought to do that with words! Brilliant ♥

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  4. Lovely card, I really like how the image looks on vellum it’s so pretty!

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  5. Love your video and your fabulous tips on reverse stamping on vellum - LOVE the elegant results you created:)

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  6. Very pretty card--thanks for sharing how you made it.

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  7. Thanks for your inspiring lesson on mirror imaging words on vellum. Your CAS card is beautiful!

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  8. Lovely card! Thank you for the video showing how to do the mirror image stamping.

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  9. thanks for the details on this project.
    Will be giving it a try.
    Great card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  10. Very cool idea! What an elegant look!

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  11. Wow great card. Thanks for sharing using words as I would have never thought of that.

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  12. Great technique for the background.

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  13. Love the rose on vellum. Beautiful card.

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  14. Wonderful technique on getting words on vellum! I love this Mirror Image event - so many cool ideas I would never even think of!

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  15. What a great idea!! Thanks for the tip. I'm loving this mirror image event and learning so much.

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  16. Beautiful card. Thanks for a great new technique to try too.

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  17. Just beautiful and a great tutorial! TFS!

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  18. Fun. I have never seen the backwards stamps, This new stamp makes it easy. And it looks easy.

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  19. Huh. I was not aware of the backwards stamp. would like to get the mirror image stamp to try some of the techniques.

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  20. Awesome idea and
    looks lovely! Will
    have to try this.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. How very cool! I've never seen this before!

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  22. Incredible concept! I love how the products were used to create this beautiful card!

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  23. Maureen, I love using vellum and love your use of mirror image stamping the "thank you" so it would appear correctly! The finished card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful card! I love this idea for vellum... such an elegant look! I'll have to give this a try. Great use of the Mirror Image stamp!

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  25. Absolutely fun technique thank you for showing how to do it in your video. Your card turned out super pretty.

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  26. Such a clever design! TFS this technique!

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  27. This is such a cool technique to do with the mirror image stamp. I love vellum and now have another idea on how to use it.

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  28. Scooby dooby dooooooooooooooo! LOVE this idea! I am going to have to rush into my craft room and get to work on this to see what I can come up with! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Very soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing your technique :)

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  30. Your card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing how to do this technique. I can't wait to try it! The rose is so stunning!

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  31. Very pretty!!!! I will definitely have to give this one a try!!

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  32. Wow that was a very clever use for mirror stamping thanks!

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  33. I love your clear and clever tutorials. This is a beautiful card and such a helpful technique

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  34. very nice card with an informative tutorial. thank you.

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  35. Thanks for sharing an awesome technique! Love your card!

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  36. Love your beautiful card. Thanks for the video.

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  37. Beautiful! Thank you for the video. Loved it!

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  38. What a great technique! I never thought to use it for sentiments like this! Love your card!

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  39. Very pretty card. Embossing on vellum always looks awesome, IMO. Thank you for the video on your technique.

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  40. Wow!!! I've never seen this before! Love your stunning card!!!

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  41. Thanks for sharing a bit of history and the simplicity of the Mirror Stamp. Your tutorial is easy to follow! Thanks!

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  42. Thanks for sharing a bit of history and the simplicity of the Mirror Stamp. Your tutorial is easy to follow! Thanks!

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  43. What a beautiful card. Thanks for showing this technique.

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  44. I always like trying new things with vellum. Great idea!

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  45. Love this idea what a great technique. Thanks for sharing such a pretty card!

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  46. I like the look the soft feel the vellum overlay gives the card. I will have to try this technique.

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  47. What a clever and beautiful technique! Fabulous stamps and I love vellum. It adds class to every card.

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  48. Your mirroring of the image with vellum is a fabulous technique and adds such impact to your card! Gorgeous! Thank you for the video; so enjoyed watching the magic unfold...
    ~carol

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  49. what a clever idea! I never would of thought to use words on mirror stamp! loved the video it explains how to make it perfectly.

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  50. Very cool!! A fabulous technique and I Love the gold embossed outline!

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