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Feels Like Spring!

Our weather last week was unusually warm….in the 70’s!  So I thought maybe Puxatawny Phil, the famous Groundhog in Pennsylvania is right and warm weather was on it’s way.  Until we got to this past Saturday….that 70 degree weather became 32 degree weather.  So in hopes of bringing back the warm weather, I thought it would be the perfect time to bring out a new stamp set called Fable Friends.  Do you recognize any of these characters?  If you are a Beatrix Potter fan, you might recognize Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Squirrel Nutkin (I think….or maybe Timothy Tiptoes?)


But those sentiments – Happy Springs and Easter Greetings definitely make you think of warm weather.

I recently got together with a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator friend with the intent to make a “shaker card”.  But then we started talking about all the other fun things we could do….and wanted to try….and well….one thing led to another and before you know it we were stamping reflections and trying reverse imaging….So that is my card for today – a reverse image card.


The Mother duck on the right is a reverse image of the Mother Duck on the left.  Doesn’t it look like they might have met on the way somewhere and stopped to chat?  And the sentiment was just perfect for this card….Glad we’re friends.

So, how did we do that?  Well, it was pretty easy….because one of the supplies you’ll need is also one of the supplies we happened to have on hand because we were going to use it to make a shaker card….and that is clear window sheets….it’s like a clear sheet of paper.  Here is a picture of a small piece that we used laying on top of a piece of 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of cardstock.

So to make the reverse image, the first thing you do is stamp one image on your paper.  using Memento Jet Black ink.   For the second (or reverse image, you stamp that same image directly onto the window sheet., again using the Memento Jet Black ink.  Very carefully, turn it over and place it where you want it next to the first image and then carefully lay it down.

Press down and give it a little rub – be careful not to move the clear sheet while you are rubbing because you don’t want a blurry transfer!  The ink on the clear sheet will transfer to your cardstock.  Pick up the clear sheet and Voila!  You have a reverse image!  Now all you have to do is color the images and you’re done!


And would you like to know another little trick?  Did you know that you can use your Stampin’ Blends markers to color the White Linen Thread?  That’s how i got the perfect colored little bows to add to Ms. Jemima Puddleduck (and friend).  I then tied it in a little bow and adhered with a tiny dot of Multipurpose glue.

Doesn’t that sound easy…..and fun?  If you’d like to try it, this is what you’ll need to make this card:

  • Fable Friends Stamp Set
  • Stitched Rectangle Framelit Dies (optional)
  •  Memento Jet Black Ink pad
  • Clear Sheet – Cut 3″ x 4″
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″; Score at 4 1/4″
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper – Cut 5 1/4″ x 4″, plus a strip 3/8″ x 4″ (inside)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock – Cut 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Framelits Dies (use the 3rd largest) 0R cut a piece 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Stampin’ Blends Markers: Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, and Pumpkin Pie
  • White Linen Twine – use the Light Lovely Lipstick and Light Balmy Blue to color the twine to match the duck’s jackets.
  • Snail Adhesive and Tombow Multipurpose Glue

And a little bonus for you….since I had to re-stamp the card to show you how it was done….but I chose different colors and flipped the Gingham Gala Designer Series paper to the bigger gingham pattern.


Happy Stamping!

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