I love playing with new techniques, do you? For this card, I wanted to create a reflection in the duck pond, so I decided to give mirror stamping a go. I followed a tutorial by the amazing Jennifer McGuire, of course!
To do this technique, you’ll need a stamp with a large solid surface area. A Misti or stamping tool is also really helpful. Place the large solid stamp on the Misti door, then place a piece of acetate or plastic down into the Misti with your duck stamp on top of it. You’ll want to remove the Misti mouse mat for this. Ink up your duck stamp and close the Misti door, so the duck and the solid stamps “kiss”. You’ll be left with an image of the duck on the solid stamp. I repeated this 2 or 3 times to get a good amount of ink on.
Remove the acetate from the Misti, replace the mouse mat and add your card stock. When you close the Misti door, you’ll be left with a mirror image of your duck on the card stock! Remove your large solid stamp, then stamp your original duck above the “reflection”.
I masked off the duck at the top and stamped the flowers and reeds behind him. I then used Copics to colour the image and create a pond around the duck.
To finish, I die cut a circle in the front of an A2 card, then using a slightly larger circle, die cut the scene and placed it inside the card. I added some extra reeds to the front, and a sentiment from the stamp set which I heat embossed in white on to black card. I also added a co-ordinating sentiment on the inside.
Hope that tutorial was helpful and you give mirror stamping a go!
As always, you can use my discount code TFTJAYNE10 to get 10% off your purchase at the TFTD store ☺️