Thursday, June 7, 2018

MFT JUNE - TIPS AND TRICKS

Hello and welcome to MFT - Tips and Tricks. This is a feature where the Creative Team shares ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your brand-new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.



For my card today, I used stamps from BB Gill Friends and will be highlighting the mirror stamping technique. This is a fun technique that allows you to take any stamped image and create an mirror opposite of it. I used this technique to create the pink fish, allowing the two fish to face each other to go with the "Kiss Kiss" sentiment.


For the mirror stamping technique, you need the Mini Misti Stamping Tool, Mirror Image stamp, trimmed Neenah 110 paper, trimmed acetate, Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, and a stamp (for demonstration purposes, I'll be using the fish).


To begin, remove the black foam that's included in the Misti. Then, place the trimmed acetate with the fish stamp on top. Use the magnets to keep the acetate in place. Put the Mirror Stamp in a place on the door so when the door closes, it'll be above the fish stamp.


Then, ink the stamps with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and close the Misti door so that you can transfer the ink to the Mirror Image stamp. You can repeat this process until you get enough ink on the Mirror Image stamp (make sure the magnets are keeping the acetate in place).  



After, remove the acetate with the stamps and place the black foam back in the Misti. Place the trimmed paper on top of the foam with the magnets and close the door to transfer the image from the Mirror Image stamp to the paper.  There you have it; you now have a mirror image of the stamp that you used. Click HERE to watch a full, detailed video of Mirror Image Stamping by Jennifer Mcguire.


If you don't get a clean image, you can go over the lines with a Copic friendly black liner. I fussy cut the fish and went over the outer edges with Momento Black markers. Then, I Copic colored the fish and added details with a white gel pen. 



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4 comments:

  1. Super cute card, Amy! I love how you created your background and the fish are so sweet! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  2. Wow! That looks great! How did you make that awesome background?

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  3. Thank you. Always wanted to know how to do mirror image. Cute card

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  4. How did you do the background?

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