I have tried reverse stamping before and never been very successful, however tonight I had another go. Although it’s not perfect it is much better than I have done before.
I was inspired to give it another go when I was reading a blog post for a card that a demonstrator named Kelly Kent. She has some really good photos describing how to do it.
My card tonight was created for this weeks CASEing the Catty. This week we are CASEing the Petal Passion suite. The card I picked is shown on page 24 and is the one with the spotty pink background.
I was super keen to use my new Springtime Foil specialty DSP so as soon as I saw the spotty background I knew what I wanted to do.
The springtime foil DSP is really hard to photograph because of the shimmering foil, but trust me when I say it is gorgeous. And even better this is a free pack of DSP you can get when you place a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration – you only have three weeks left to grab some! The paper actually has a white background, but I coloured mine using Berry Burst ink and sponges. For some reason I got the best finish when I added a coat of ink, buffed it with a paper towel and then added a second layer of ink. It seemed to give a smoother finish. I adhered this to a Pink Pirouette card base.
For the reverse facing unicorn (the one at the bottom) I followed Kelly’s suggestions. I used Basic Gray Archival ink, stamped onto a piece of acetate (window sheet) and then pressed that into my paper. I then used a Stampin’ write marker to go over the outline. I coloured the mane of both unicorns using my Berry Burst Stampin’ write marker. I then die cut them both out (hint: for the reverse stamped image you will need to die cut on the reverse of the stamped image. Hold it up to the light and use some washi to tape the die to the paper).
Using the biggest stitched square shape, I cut out a square of whisper white and one in gold foil paper. The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst and comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. When I stuck everything down, I offset the two squares and made the top unicorn peek out from behind. I finished with a few gold sequins (now retired).
Hope you like tonight’s card as much as I enjoyed making it