A couple years ago, my dear friend Wendy taught me how to do the Reflection Stamping technique. I had seen it on many cards before and heard so many complicated ways to do it and decided not to try it. Well, Wendy taught me this technique in such a simple way that had me sitting there with my mouth hanging open! So, I'm going to teach it to you today.
* Stamp (I used the line of bare trees from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set)
* Medium Flat Cellophane bag
* Whisper White cardstock (you can also use Glossy cardstock)
* Ink pad (I used Night of Navy)
Step 1) Stamp your image on the top half of your cardstock.
Step 3) Turn the bag over so the stamped image is on the underside. Position it over your cardstock so that it lines up with the image above, but only reversed.
Step 4) Place the bag onto your cardstock and rub over the image with your hand, being careful not to slide the bag around.
Step 5) Gently pull the bag off the cardstock and you should see your reverse image under the original image.
To create the finished card that you see at the top of this post, I used a stamping sponge to sponge around the outside edges of the cardstock with Night of Navy ink. I love how just a little bit of sponging really softens up the edges of cardstock.
I also sponged on the trees with Almost Amethyst ink. It softens the trees up a bit, as well. I did this a bit darker on the trees at the top of the card and backed off just a little on the ink for the reflection trees on the bottom.
To add a little bit of sparkle to the trees, I used my 2-Way Glue Pen to dot the trees and the ground and then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over them and shook off the excess. I didn't do as much glitter on the reflection trees. I love how it just adds a little extra to the card. It gives it some extra dimension.
I mounted my trees onto a Night of Navy card. To finish it off, I tied a piece of Silver Cord around the front of the card and tied it with a double-knot. I'm just not a bow-tying type of girl. ;)