For week 8 of our CASE challenge we’re trying another technique, known as the reflection technique. This is where you use a mirror image of your featured stamp. Our inspiration came this time from the totally fabulous Michelle Zindorf, find more information here. I had lots of fun trying this one out, and I’ve realised it works best (for me at least!) with line stamps. I had several failed attempts with bold/textured stamps, and in the end decided to try the line stamp and was really pleased with the result. I hope you like it too!
I’ll do a video on this technique soon to show you how it’s done, but let me try and explain it now.
I used a window sheet to transfer my reflected image onto the cardstock. Using Smoky Slate ink, I stamped the boats image from Lilypad Lake onto the window sheet, then turned it upside down and rubbed the ink onto my card. Once I was happy with the reflected image, I used my stamparatus to line up the original image and stamped again above my reflection. I then used the lines stamp from the same stamp set to give the sky and sea effect, stamping in Balmy Blue and Pool Party. I stamped the boats onto more Whisper White and cut out using the coordinating framelits, and coloured the sails in with Blends in Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler. I mounted the boats onto my card with foam dimensionals, and then layered the whole image onto a Pool Party layer then a Balmy Blue card base.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment (again from the same set) along the bottom in Night of Navy, and added some silver-edged satin ribbon.
I used a non-standard card shape for this, as I felt the boats needed something slim. My dimensions for the card base are: Balmy Blue 6″x6″ folded in half to give a 6″x3″ card base, then the Pool Party layer is 5 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, and the Whisper White layer is 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.