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I just absolutely love this stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It’s called Priceless and honestly you can with a little imagination come up with some really knock your socks off cards that are easy, quick and beautiful! I also love the Classy Brass Priceless stencil – if you look closely you will notice that I outlined the heart!
So if you do have this stamp set, you’ll notice right away that the scrolly doodles on the right don’t exist as a stamp in the set, the one on the left does though! So how did I do this? I used a mirror imaging technique. The mirror imaging technique allows you to stamp a reverse image of your stamp onto your cardstock… now you have a really neat WOW factor to your card.
There are many many techniques to reverse or mirror an image and each technique has a different texture and result:
- Use a Special Stamp called an Image Reverser (best quality)
- Use a Stampin’ Up! Rubber Brayer (best quality)
- Use wax paper (lighter quality)
Here’s the directions to do the reversed image with a brayer:
- Ink a rubber stamp with ink or markers and place it rubber side up on a flat, padded surface.
- Roll a clean, dry rubber brayer over the rubber stamp, applying pressure carefully at the beginning and at the end.
- Position the roller so the entire image is showing above the starting point. Roll the brayer across the glossy paper, beginning and ending off the edge.
- ReInk the rubber stamp and using a stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp the image onto the imaging sheet.
- Position imaging sheet and stamp-a-ma-jig so that the image is exactly where you desire – for me I wanted a mirror effect so I place the image right next to the reversed image.
- Remove imaging sheet and position stamp in stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp image.
- Voila, you know have a reversed image that looks great!