When this card idea was just in my head, it seemed so simple. I enjoyed seeing everyone else’s mirror image stamping in The Mirror Image Event by SoSuzyStamps and could not wait to try. I knew exactly which stamps I would use. The Halfpint Heroes and Halfpint Heroines from GinaKDesigns had the perfect elements and it is in my stash.
My Mirror Image Rubber is ordered from SoSuzyStamps, but I have not received it just yet. It would have made this so much easier. As I sat at my desk looking around to see what I could use for the mirror image; but there were not too many options. I tried an acrylic block – total fail as I did not get a decent copy. I even tried a stamping cushion, and then just a piece of acrylic sheet. You would not believe how much cardstock I wasted. But then I noticed my new set of Halftone Circles from Altenew. see that really big stamp there – it has a very cool pattern to use (maybe the next card) but the back if it is completely smooth! I used my Original Misti from MySweetPetunia, with a laminated grid sheet and a card sized outline to determine where I wanted my car stamp to go. Having measured already, I knew it had to go right to the edge of the card. (although I ended up going with fussy cut cars after a few attempts to line up)
Using Versafine Black ink I stamped the car a few times, then laid a piece of red cardstock over the smooth service and rubbed my fingers over it. Voila! There was a great image to cut out and use. Then I stamped as normal on a piece of blue cardstock and cut that out. The background was created with distress ink blending.
I popped up the cars with a bit of foam tape, then stamped the little heads from the Halftone Heroes and Halftone Heroines putting the stamps near the edge of an acrylic block since I already had put the cars down. A little touchup on their faces with copic markers and they were done. There was no stamp for the saying that was in my head – so I just wrote it myself with a fine line sharpie! Of course, there were several practice pieces done before I was happy with it.
See what I did with the heading? – Since my stamp sets all started with the word HALF, it seemed about right. Talk to you soon — Mary Kay