Monday 28 June 2021

Mirror stamping paper pals

Hello crafty friends! 

It is DT Natalia here today, and I wanted to share with you how I made this slimline card using mirror stamping! 

It was my first time using this technique but I will certainly use it again as it is a game changer and stretches the use of our stamp sets so much. 

I thought this technique would go great with either the Paper Plane Pals or the Car Critters clear stamps, and this time I decided on the lovely paper plane pals. 

To start with, I stamped out the images from the set and set those aside. I then used my Waffle Flower Water Media Mat to do the mirror stamping and followed the steps below: 

  1. Take the stamp you want to mirror and place it on your stamping block (not your stamping platform for this one, I am afraid!)
  2. Ink it up with your ink of choice, I used memento as I was going to use my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for colouring.
  3. Stamp the image onto the mat - be careful here not to move the block too much as you put it down as that will smudge the print and you won't get a neat impression. 
  4. Take a piece of cardstock and place it directly onto the stamped image on the mat - again, careful not to move it or the image will smudge. I found my first impression was never neat so I picked the image up a couple of times and I for me, the second image was the best of all.
  5. You will notice that the image is not as neat as if you stamped directly onto the paper with your stamp, but that is OK - use a black fine liner (I used my uni ball one) to go over the lines and nobody will ever know!  
Can you tell just by looking at my card which one is mirror stamped? 

I then coloured the images and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. For the mirror stamped images, I just fussy cut them and used a craft knife to make a slot in the place for the bunny to sit in. 

I thought the planes were looking a little too plane so I took the little hearts and stars from the stamp set and stamped them onto the planes with my memento dew drop inks. I did a bit of masking with a piece of paper so that the little decorations would be all over the plane, coming out the edges. 

If you look closely (it is always so hard to capture small details in pictures isn't it), you will also notice that I stamped some clouds onto vellum and used white embossing powder on them. I just think the little details is what finish up a card nicely and add to it!

Now onto the background: I used the middle from the slimeline scalloped nesting die set and die cut it from a pearlescent teal cardstock which has a bit of shimmer to it. Then I cut a white piece of cardstock just a bit smaller, where my elements would go. I used the new slimline scene builder stencil for the clouds, together with broken china distress oxide and a blending brush. What I love the most about this stencil is the fact that it is slimeline sized! so easy to create slimline scenes. 

I added the little birds flying on the sky directly onto the background and used a few gems and sequins from my little things from Lucy's cards to finish off the card. 

I hope you like it and most of all, I really hope it inspires you to try something new! 

Remember to use the code T4TNEILA10 to get a 10% off your shop - there is also a 30% off all standalone dies going on at the moment! (code does not apply) 

Sending hugs,


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