Reflections Stamping Technique

How many of us have this stamp set, or one just like it?

It’s a classic and I love this technique with this stamp set.

Also, a tree line feels gender neutral to me, and can be used for any occasion.

All pluses in my book!

The original card was designed by Lori Falls, who has since passed away, but Debbie Duval had these directions on her blog Willowbark Stamping and gave us the a-ok to use them.

Here are the steps to make Lori’s card:

Lovely as a Tree Reflection Technique

  1. For best results, use Glossy White cardstock and stamp the trees near the top of the paper.
  2. Stamp the same image again on a clear envelope (or something equally transferable, like a sheet of acetate), flip it over, line up the image underneath the original one and press gently to transfer the image onto the glossy paper.
  3. Use a punched round circle to create a mask on the top and bottom parts (line it up at the same place). Sponge around them with ink and then remove, leaving the moon a nice white.
  4. Use a similar shaped piece of vellum paper to lay over the bottom half of the image (makes it even more like water) – tear the top edge and sponge it with dark ink to define the edge of the pond. Then use a bit of glue and some dazzling diamonds glitter to create a snowbank!
  5. The sentiment is stamped on the vellum layer. First in versamark, then in night of navy ink and gently heat emboss with a mixture of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds glitter. (be careful not to heat vellum too much, it curls!)

Details & Supplies Used (All from Stampin’ Up):

Stamp Sets:

  • Lovely As A Tree (Wood-Mount 115026 $33.95, Clear 127793 $24.95, Digital Download 125779 $4.95)
  • Peace on Earth from ‘Four the Holidays’ (retired, but try Sweet Essentials or any other sentiment)
  • Sweet Essentials (Wood-Mount 126455 $24.95, Clear-Mount 126457 $17.95)


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