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″.

If you joined in with this challenge, be sure to head to the Craft with Emma Facebook page and share your creations.

If you’re following this challenge, you’ve hopefully joined me from Becki Ritson at Sunshine Stamping.  Your next stop now is Sandra Roberts at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio to see her take on this week’s challenge, follow this link here!

This time it’s my choice of designer again, and I’ve picked this oh-so-cute box by the oh-so-clever Andrea Gutzmer.  You can find her blog here, along with the project we’ll be CASE’ing next week if you want to join in.  We’ve only done cards on the CASE challenge so far, and I’m excited to give 3D items a try too!

Come back next week to see the cute boxes Becki, Sandra and I have made using Andrea’s original box as inspiration.

Remember, we want YOU to join in too!  If you’d like to join in the challenge, please go to my Facebook page Craft with Emma where you can share your creations, I’d love to see what you come up with!

Happy stamping!

Supplies used:

Lilypad Lake clear stamps Lakeside Framelits Lilypad Lake bundle - save 10% Smoky Slate ink Balmy Blue ink Balmy Blue cardstock Pool Party Ink Pool Party Cardstock Night of Navy Dark Blend Cherry Cobbler Dark Blent Night of Navy Ink Silver Metallic Ribbon