Friday, September 7, 2012

"Keep Climbing" Reflection Card

Hi everyone!  Today I would like to share a fun reflection card I made with the new "Keep Climbing" set by Our Daily Bread designs.  A couple of years ago, I bought a "reversing stamp" from Repeat Impressions at a craft show, and I had to dig it out from my stash to create this reflection scene.  Some stamps are easy to create a reflection, such as trees or items which are fairly symmetrical, however this scene was a bit different.  A "reversing stamp" is a large rubber stamp which is totally flat.  Ink up your stamp, stamp it onto the reversing stamp, then quickly stamp the reversing stamp onto the paper.  I would suggest practicing a few times in order to get it just right.....and make sure your ink pad isn't dry or there won't be enough ink to transfer. After your reflection is just right, then carefully link up the original stamp (I use a Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner), and stamp it above the reflection.  Now you're ready to cut and finish your panel!
I will be submitting this card for the following challenges:
Perfect Sentiments: All Creatures Great and Small (eagle);
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes, with the option of a non-square card base;
Crafty Cardmakers: Winged Things (eagle);
All Sorts: Anything But Square;
Crafty Pad: Anything but Square.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Keep Climbing';
Cardstock: Stampin Up 'Creamy Caramel' (retired) and 'Whisper White';
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny 'Welcome Home';
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Stampin Up 'Always Artichoke', 'Bashful Blue', 'Apricot Appeal', 'Creamy Caramel';
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Basic Grey Button, Stampin Up Linen Thread and Word Window Punch, paper piercer (freehand piercing), sponge daubers, foam tape;
Size: Approx 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

Thanks for stopping by today!  God bless!


Christine Harrop said...

Wow Angella, this is fabulous. I was fortunate enough to be one of the winners the ODBD blog and cchoose Keep Climbing for my prize. I cannot wait for it to arrive so that I can do something inspirational with it! Christine

Papercraft By Carole said...

This is a lovely stamp - and I love the way you have created the reflection. I've not heard of reversing stamp before! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time! Cxxx

Linda Carson said...

Picture perfect!

Tina said...

Stunning , truly beautiful . i think i might have to go on the hunt for these stamps ! thank you for joining us over at The Crafty Pad this week . Tina xx

Feebsy said...

What a stunning card, I love the reflected image it looks amazing. I've never heard of a reversing stamp, what a great technique.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the card. Especially like the shape of the card & the paper piercing. Thanks for entering Perfect Sentiments Ch All Creatures Great & Small. You can also enter this at Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Simple Salutations Ch#10 Animal that I host. I host the MFP Simple Salutations ch weekly on Wed. If you're not a member membership is free and please let them know I sent you.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Perfect Sentiments Sept Guest Designer

JD said...

Wow! What a stunning card! And a great technique. This stamp is definitely on my wish list...

Mynnette said...

OH MY WORD. This is absolutely stunning and I adore the technique! I need to get a reversing stamp!!! Thanks so much for joining us at CCM--I'd love for you to pop over to the Technique Tuesday challenge blog and join us if you get the chance! :)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty ...Don't know if I could do it,but I am going to give it a try...So very pretty...

Kinky Bella said...

AWESOME! This is fabulous and I will try this technique. TFS.

Paula Bee said...

This is beautiful card! I love your image and you did a great job on reversing the image! Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment!

Paula Bee said...

This is beautiful card! I love your image and you did a great job on reversing the image! Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment!

Dawn said...

Sorry I'm a bit late with my comment but I had a busy week last week!
Your card is stunning, I love the reversed stamp! Thanks for joining the fun at The Crafty Pad!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Kim said...

I don't know if I've ever done a reflection scene before. I should do one, eh? This card is lovely and really does look like a reflection. Nice job!

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Jennipher said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love those beautiful mountains. Thanks for joining us again at The Perfect Sentiment. It's always a pleasure to see one of your creations in the mix.