For my July tutorial for my Tutorial Co-op, I created a card that uses the Mirror Image Technique. Our theme for this month was Seasons--Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. I decided to do Fall.
Here is the inside of the card and you can see that the oak tree will rotate and is visible on both sides.
All the Details:
Whisper White Thick - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
Whisper White - 5-1/8 x 3-7/8, enough to die cut 2 oak trees, small amount for sentiment label
Gray Granite - scrap for label
Start with sponge daubers and the oak tree stamp. Sponge colors (I started with Early Espresso on the trunk and some branches) on the stamp to create a fall tree look. Huff on the stamp and then stamp on whisper white. Die cut this image and cut out an additional tree. Using the Silicone Craft Sheet, sponge another oak tree stamp like you did the first one. Huff on it and then stamp it on the silicone mat. Place your plain die-cut image (backside) over this stamped image and press down carefully. Lift and you should have a mirror image of the oak tree.
Stamp the birch stamp in Gray Granite ink on the Whisper White piece. Determine where you want to place this card front onto the card base but don't adhere yet. Using your diecut machine, die cut the scalloped oval into both of the pieces of cardstock. (It may not cut through both pieces totally. If not, remove the cut-out birch oval and run through your machine again to get ovals cut into both).
Using about 4 inches of Linen Thread and glue dots, center the thread on the back of the oak tree die cut and attach. Add the mirror image oak tree to the other leaving thread strings hanging out on top and bottom. Attach the oak tree diecuts to the front of the card base fitting them into the scalloped oval. Adhere the birch piece on top of the base, lining up the ovals.
Stamp the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White and cut out using the Stitched Nested Labels. Cut out a Gray Granite label to back that white one.
I sponged a leaf stamp with various colors and stamped on the inside of the card.
This was a fun card to make!
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