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Mirror Stamping 101: Tips and Tricks for Using the My Best Friend Stamp Set from Pajama Crafter Stamps

Updated: Apr 14

Hey there, crafty pals! Are you ready to dive into the wonderful world of mirror stamping? Today, I'm thrilled to share some insider tips and tricks for mastering this fun technique, using none other than the adorable My Best Friend Stamp Set from Pajama Crafter Stamps. So grab your favorite crafting supplies and let's get started on creating some truly unique and eye-catching handmade cards!

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Mirror Stamping 101: Tips and Tricks:

Understanding Mirror Stamping

First things first, let's talk about what exactly mirror stamping is all about. Essentially, it's a clever technique that allows you to create a mirrored image of a stamp, resulting in a beautiful and symmetrical design. It's perfect for adding that extra touch of whimsy to your card creations. And trust me, once you get the hang of it, you'll be hooked!

Getting Started: Preparing Your Materials

Now, before we jump into the nitty-gritty of mirror stamping, let's make sure we have all the right materials on hand. Of course, the star of the show today is the My Best Friend Stamp Set from Pajama Crafter Stamps. This set features the most adorable images of furry friends, including a sweet little yorkie that stole my heart the moment I laid eyes on it. Paired with my trusty Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers, we're all set to bring these images to life with vibrant colors.

My Best Friend Card using the Mirror Stamping Technique by Rick Adkins

Prepping Your Workspace

Okay, now that we've got our supplies sorted, it's time to prep our workspace. I always like to make sure I have a clean and clutter-free area to work in, as it helps me stay focused and organized. Plus, it's much easier to spot any stray ink or smudges that might sneak their way onto our precious cardstock.

Step-by-Step Guide to Mirror Stamping

With our materials prepped and our workspace ready to go, it's time to dive into the mirror stamping process itself. Trust me, it's easier than it sounds! Start by selecting the image you want to mirror stamp from the My Best Friend Stamp Set. Once you've chosen your stamp, ink it up as you normally would, making sure to cover the entire surface evenly.

Next, take a moment to assess your cardstock. It's essential to use a smooth and sturdy paper that can withstand the pressure of the stamping process without warping or tearing. I find that a heavyweight cardstock works best for this technique, but feel free to experiment with different types until you find what works for you.

My Best Friend Card using the Mirror Stamping Technique by Rick Adkins Flat Lay

Now, here comes the fun part – the actual mirror stamping! Carefully flip your inked stamp over and gently press it onto your cardstock. The key here is to apply even pressure to ensure that the entire image transfers smoothly onto the paper. You may want to use a stamping tool or acrylic block to help maintain steady pressure and achieve a crisp, clean image.

Once you've stamped your mirrored image onto the paper, carefully lift the stamp to reveal your masterpiece. Take a moment to admire the symmetry and detail of the design – it's always so satisfying to see your vision come to life on paper!

My Best Friend Card using the Mirror Stamping Technique by Rick Adkins Front View

Adding Color with Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers

As our mirrored image starts to take shape on the paper, it's time to add some color with our Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers. I love how these markers blend seamlessly together, creating gorgeous gradients and depth in our stamped images. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie to coloring, these markers are sure to impress with their vibrant pigments and smooth application.

My Best Friend Card using the Mirror Stamping Technique by Rick Adkins Over Head View

Adding Personal Touches: Design Inspiration

Now, I have to admit, mirror stamping wasn't always smooth sailing for me. In fact, I remember my first few attempts being a bit of a mess – ink smudges here, uneven images there. But you know what? That's all part of the learning process! Don't be afraid to embrace the imperfections and keep experimenting until you find what works best for you.

With a little practice and a whole lot of patience, I'm confident that you'll soon be mirror stamping like a pro. And remember, the My Best Friend Stamp Set from Pajama Crafter Stamps is just the beginning – there are endless possibilities waiting to be explored with this versatile technique. So go ahead, unleash your creativity and see where mirror stamping takes you!

My Best Friend Card using the Mirror Stamping Technique by Rick Adkins Side View

Before we wrap things up, I want to give a huge shoutout to Pajama Crafter Stamps for creating such an adorable and high-quality stamp set. Their attention to detail and commitment to crafting excellence truly shine through in every design. And of course, a big thank you to Ohuhu for providing us with the perfect markers to bring our stamped images to life!

Well, my fellow crafters, that brings us to the end of our mirror stamping adventure. I hope you've enjoyed learning all about this fun and versatile technique, and that you're feeling inspired to give it a try yourself. Remember, the journey of crafting is all about creativity, experimentation, and above all, having fun! Until next time, happy crafting!

(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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