This card demonstrates the mirror image technique we will be doing at our Mostly Male Stamp Camp on March 4th and 5th. 

Trees 2Lovely as a tree is the stamp set we chose for this manly card.  The color scheme is Pear Pizazz and Navy.  We stamped the trees in Classic Black on Very Vanilla cs.  Then we stamped the same image on a Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet, immediately turned it upside down and used either a popsicle stick or the BasicGrey rub-on-tool to transfer the mirror image under the original image.  The image transfers lighter than the direct stamp to paper image.  We then used stipple brushes to add a bit of color – Marina Mist for the sky and Bashful Blue for the reflection.  You can use as much or as little color as you desire.  I’ve added just a tinge of Kiwi ribbon for color.

Trees D betterThis is the same card stamped with Craft Black.  The tree image is darker than the one above stamped in Classic ink, but the ink takes time to dry, and if you stipple before the ink is thoroughly dried, you will pick up some black as you stipple.  If  you choose to use the Classic ink, our suggestion is to do the stamping as soon as you arrive at stamp camp so that the ink has time to dry before you stipple on the color.  The sparkle that is reflected on both cards is Dazzling Diamonds applied with the help of the Zip 2-Way Glue pen.  This card could be used for a manly birthday and also as a thinking of you, or sympathy greeting.

We hope to see you on Friday, March 4th from 3 – 9 PM or Saturday, March 5th from 9 AM – 4 PM.  533 Emerson Circle, Bolingbrook 60440.  Friday evening we will be snacking on Bear Creek Chili (no Weight Watcher points) and an artisanal bread.  Give Rosemary a call if you have any questions – 630-759-3089 or drop a line at

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  1. Can’t wait to try this great idea. See you Friday.

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