Hello stamping friend! Thanks so much for joining in our Watercooler Wednesday challenges; it sure was fun hosting last week’s sketch challenge, and seeing the amazing cards everyone created. It makes it tough picking a winner, everyone did such a good job!
This week our talented team member Gail has a technique challenge for us; WWC58 is the Reflection technique:
I love using this technique; it’s so fun to do, and you can create it fairly easily with just 1 extra ‘tool’. Here is my card:
I used one of my favourite sets for this technique called Wetlands; it can be found in the Annual catalogue on pg. 116.
I started out with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, and masked off the top half. I used my Sponge and Soft Sky, Pool Party and Pacific Point ink pads to create the water. I then removed the mask and again using my Sponges, created the water’s edge using Crumb Cake ink, and the grass behind that with Pear Pizzaz ink.
I stamped the goose directly onto the cardstock in Archival Basic Gray ink, then I stamped it again on a piece of clean window sheet – any acetate will work, even the image sheet from your Stamp-a-ma-jig. After stamping onto the acetate, I flipped it over and upside down, lined it up with the already stamped goose image, then laid the acetate sheet on top of the cardstock. I firmly rubbed my hand over the stamped image, to transfer the ink to the cardstock below it. I then removed the acetate and voila – a goose reflection!
I coloured the goose using Stampin’ Write Markers in Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake, then added the reeds in the water and around the goose by inking up just that portion of the stamp in Crumb Cake ink, and repeatedly stamping it onto the cardstock. I then used my Signo uniBall White Gel Pen to add some highlights to the water.
The sentiment is also from the Wetlands stamp set; I inked it in Pacific Point ink and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. I then die cut the sentiment and the piece of Pacific Point cardstock under it using the Tags & Labels Dies. I wrapped the Linen Thread around the side of the stamped panel, then placed the sentiment over it using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The image panel was then attached to the card base of Pacific Point cardstock, again using Dimensionals.
As I said, it’s a fairly easy technique to do; just pay attention to how you’re lining up your reflection, and it’ll work out fine! I do hope you’ll head over to the Watercooler Challenge page, and see the other fabulous cards the rest of the team have created for your inspiration. Then of course, create your own card and link up for the challenge! You just may be the next one to ‘rock the watercooler’!
Until next time – happy stamping!