Oct 7, 2016

Mirror Image Stamped Ghosts


Hi Everyone.........Ann here with a quick and easy way to get a mirror image of a stamp.

I used this stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Spooktacular:


I originally bought this stamp set because I loved the words on it, but after looking at it when it arrived in the mail, I also really liked the images.  They are easy to stamp and manually cut out.  When I made my card, I wanted the ghosts to be flying in more than one direction so I used the mirror image stamping technique which can be seen on Jennifer McGuire's video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwUTmMpmPhM

She uses a Misti in her video but also shows how to do the mirror stamping without a Misti which is how I did mine.  I took an old cd case, put a piece of acetate on the right side held in place with magnets and used a clear stamp that was bigger than my ghost stamp. 


 I flipped the clear stamp over so the flat side was face up and adhered it to the acetate.  I then placed my ghost stamp on the left cover of the cd case, inked up the ghost stamp and closed the lid.  This created a stamped image on the flat side of the clear stamp.  


It wasn't as dark as I wanted it so I inked the ghost stamp again, closed the lid and got a much darker image:


Now all I had to do was open the cd case, take off the ghost stamp, attach a piece of white cardstock in it's place, close the lid, and let the clear stamp do it's work:


 I have to admit it wasn't perfect, so I used a thin marker and went over the mirror imaged stamp then cut it out.




The other products I used on  my card are by Impression Obsession:





You can do this mirror image technique with any clear stamp.  I hope you give it a try.


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6 comments:

  1. Super Halloween card. As always, I love the scene you have created. Lovely colours and great tutorial on the stamping, thank you!

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  2. Super adorable and so clever of you to make a mirror image using a cd cover! Great tips and awesome card!!

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  3. WOW what a 'spooktacular' creation Ann and awesome tips & tricks! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all!

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  4. Fabulous card, wicked cute stamp set, awesome stamping tip!!!

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  5. that is such a cute scene, love the little pumpkin too and the pretty sparkle framing of it all... thanks for sharing this new technique today, I have never tried that way of doing mirror image.

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  6. It's funny that this card was posted on the same day as the blog hop for the MISTI. If I had a MISTI, I'd definitely use that over the cd case.

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