Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reflection Technique

Hello Stamping Friends!

Today is Technique Tuesday and I wanted to share with all of you our project that our group worked on today. We visited an "oldie but goodie" technique - it's one of my favorites. It is called the Reflection Technique.

Here are the supplies used to create this card:

There are many variations of this technique that you can find on the Internet, but here is the link that I used to learn this awesome stamping technique. You can CLICK HERE to see Tami White demonstrating this technique on her You Tube channel.

Here is what we did to create our focal point on our card project:

Stamping the image onto card stock.
Look carefully-you can see the image being stamped on the clear envelope.

Creating the reflection by rubbing turning the envelope over so that the inked image on the clear envelop sits on top of the card stock.  Gently rub the envelope to transfer the image.

In this project I used sponge daubers to color the grass, pool and sky-giving a very soft touch to the focal point. 

Applying color to your image. Make sure you sponge off some of the ink from the sponge dauber before you apply color to your stamped image. This will soften the look. 

More color...creating the pond and the sky. Do the same with sponging off some of the ink before you apply the color.
Using SNAIL adhesive, adhere your embossed Marina Mist card stock to the Early Espresso card stock to create the base for your card. You will attach this matted card layer to your Marina Mist base layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stating to create the focal point. Use the second largest Deco Label Framlit to die cut the image.


Start creating the frame for the focal point. Use the largest Deco label Framlit to start the layering.

The base layer for the framing of the focal point. This is also using the largest Deco Label framlit.

In order to create the base layer, you will have to cut the die in half and position for the base of your layer. You may need to trim middle points.

You have now completed your focal point for your card. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to the matte base of your card.

To get the perfect stamped image, use the Stamp-Ma-Jig and stamp your greeting on to your card stock - Works and never fails! A must have!!

Layer your greeting and add to your card using Stampin Dimensionals.

Here is the finish product!

Click HERE to download the full supply list and dimensions used to make this card.

We had a lot of fun today! I am so looking forward to our next technique class and can't wait to see everyone next month! If you are in the Hamakua area, you can email me for class times and availability. Join our mailing list for current up to date classes, specials and promotions. In addition, like my Facebook page to get more inspirations and Facebook specials.

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A hui hou (Until we meet again)!..............Siara


  1. OMGosh--your card is gorgeous!!! The scenery is magnificent.

    1. Thank you so much Lisa! I love this technique! I am glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a beautiful card! I must try this technique. Thank you.

    1. Thank you! I would love to see what you come up with. Thanks for visiting!