reflectionThe stamp club gals asked for a repeat of the "reflection" technique since some new members joined us since we did this the first time. I had to give it some thought since I didn't want to use the lovely and amazing Lovely as a Tree stamp set again for the technique. Then I remembered the gorgeous In the Meadow stamp set that is in the Occasions catalog, so I ordered it and made up this sample for club. Yep – I love these gals! This set is soooo pretty, and it worked out beautifully for this technique. The trickiest part that I had was cutting out the center of the masks that I created for the deer and tree images. I used some sponges to apply the layering of the grass, sun, sky and water colors. We used blender pens and ink pads to paint the the trees and the deer. Everyone felt like accomplished artists when they finished their cards.

Here is how to do the "reflection" technique the super easy way:

  1. Stamp the image that you want to reflect on some white or vanilla cardstock using dye based ink (here I used Memento Tuxedo Black).
  2. Stamp the image on a window sheet (piece of acetate).
  3. Flip the window sheet, line up the bottom with the stamped image and press into the cardstock to create the reflection.
  4. For this card the deer, trees and some grass were stamped separately and reflected separately to create this scene.
  5. Add color for the water, and the scene using sponges. You can have a sun (like I did here) or a moon as the source of the reflected shadows in the upper part of the panel.
  6. Additionally, you can use other techniques to color images on your card if necessary like I did with the blender pen here.

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