Mirror Stamping and Spinner Cards

Hi there. I’m a guest over on the Skipping Stones Design Blog and there is hop today sharing some crafty tips/techniques. The technique I want to share is mirror stamping. Mirror stamping is not a new technique, but I wanted to share how well it works when creating spinner cards, like this one….
First, how adorable is that bird image and sentiment? I just love it and thought it would be fun to make the bird spin to resemble flying or being really excited about that french fry! 😉 You can see it in action HERE.
I wanted the bird image to have a backing that matched so it wouldn’t look unfinished when spinning. To do this, I needed a mirror image of the bird. By stamping the image on a piece of acetate with a pigment ink (which stays wet longer and is perfect for this technique), I was able to use the acetate like a stamp and press the image on to a piece of white cardstock….
It’s hard to get a crisp image like the original, but I just used a black marker to correct any issues. After coloring in both images and fussy cutting them out, I adhered them together, placing a piece of fishing line between them. I like to use fishing line when creating spinner cards because it’s clear and not very noticeable. I finished off the card by white heat embossing that fun sentiment on to a piece of black cardstock. An orange, epoxy heart was the perfect finishing touch. 
Here’s a closer look at the card…

Another tip I have is to stretch your stamps. I used THIS stamp set and stamped the bra straps to create french fries to put in the bird’s mouth. I encourage you to take a second look at your stamp sets to get more use from them.

I hope this has inspired you to try mirror stamping with your spinner cards. Click HERE for the next stop on the blog hop. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED: 

*Skipping Stones Stamp Set can be found HERE

15 Comments

  1. Coralynn Murray
    November 18, 2015

    Love your spinner card! What a great idea to use acetate instead of another stamp! I struggled to find a stamp that would work but I think the acetate will work much better!

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  2. D.Ann C
    November 16, 2015

    LOVE that sentiment and your spinner… what fun! Thanks for the great tips!

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  3. TracyM #6773
    November 16, 2015

    FUN & FABULOUS card 🙂
    THANK YOU for sharing about mirror stamping (I think I have only tried it once or twice) and making a spinner, looking forward to trying BOTH!!!

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  4. Cornelia (fun stamping)
    November 16, 2015

    How super adorable is that?!!!

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  5. Christy Q
    November 15, 2015

    Awesome card! Love the spinner technique – thanks for explaining how you achieved it. Fishing line has now been added to my shopping list! 🙂

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  6. Shirley
    November 15, 2015

    Cute card. Puts a smile on my face :o)

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  7. Elaine
    November 14, 2015

    Gorgeous x

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  8. Skipping stones design
    November 14, 2015

    Love the frenchfry in the birdies mouth!!! Super cute card idea.

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  9. Karen L K
    November 14, 2015

    Really cute!

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    1. Karen L K
      November 14, 2015

      That is clever how you did the mirror image.

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  10. Christine
    November 14, 2015

    How adorable! Love that sentiment and your mirroring technique is very clever…will have to try it as there are times a mirror image of the stamp is desired.

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  11. Leslie Hanna
    November 14, 2015

    So cute!

    FYI: "HERE" link to Skipping Stones is broken.

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    1. Heather Ruwe
      November 14, 2015

      Thanks for letting me know Leslie. I fixed it. 🙂

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  12. "glow"
    November 14, 2015

    sweet! i can relate with that lil bird… and thanks for the tip.. so i am skipping on by with messages of love from my heart to the artistic cardmakers.. thanks

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  13. Teresa Kline
    November 14, 2015

    isn't this the cutest! I just luv the french fry in the birdie mouth….super idea! hope you have an amazing weekend!

    sparkle & shine kindness! *~*

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