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Saturday, July 29, 2017

So Suzy Mirror Image Butterflies

Hi Everybody,

I decided to play with my mirror image stamp from So Suzy. And I also wanted to make a card where the stamping on the front continues to the back of the card. 


Did I confuse you? In case I did - here is a better picture:

My stamp supplies:


I first did a trial run on a piece of scrap paper. Then I lined up my butterfly stamp with the mirror image stamp in my Misti. Inked it up and stamped several times - you need to do that in order to get a good impression on your paper.


It worked!


I then took another piece of scrap paper to make sure I line up the butterfly stamp accurately. If its not precise it won't look good..


Good enough.


I then took some red tape (not the blue painters tape, the red is lees sticky and won't tear your paper) too mask off the card stock. Ideally you want to sponge first and then stamp, to not smudge the ink, but this is a somewhat complicated process, so I just made sure the ink is really dry.


And here is my finished strip:


I used the plastic sheet from my stamp-a-majic to make sure I line up the sentiment perfectly and then used my Misti to stamp it.


I added an enamel dot and some white Sharpie accents to the butterflies.



I am so pleased with how this came out. A bit of work, but worth it!

Happy mirror image stamping!

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6 comments:

Mimi said...

OOooh, so many comments I want to make! First, I love your colors. Second, that is a cool technique with your Misty! And third, I have had good luck with Frogtape-- it is yellow tape, and it says "For delicate surfaces." But now I want to try the red! (I love testing different supplies!) Thank you for hanging with us at SOS again this week.

conil said...

...and the work was soooooo worth it. How unique and fabulous looking. Those butterflies appear to be dancing off the card and the colors make my heart beat faster.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful idea and your card is so beautiful with those bright colors.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Cornelia ... I was sure those butterflies were fluttering in time to the music ... they're beautiful! Gorgeous colours, brilliant detailing ... and all soooo worth the work ... what a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Wow! Your card is so cool! I love how you continued the coloring on the back and your colors were amazing! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! Love the wraparound image!
Thanks for getting buggy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!