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Monday, November 2, 2020

APTS Blog November 2020 Technique Challenge for Mirrored Stamping

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart got nervously excited about trying this technique! Luckily my sister gave me a set of autumn theme stamps that included some leaves. This trio 'branch' stamp I thought would be the perfect choice. It's not a true mirrored image if you look closely, but a reversed rotation...sneaky...did you even notice before I said anything?

And if you look online, there are several ways to do this. Also most of my DT crew mates have mirrored their images side by side rather than doing a 'water reflection' type mirroring. I thought having the solid color cardstock base of the buttery yellow contrasted with the cocoa brown and raspberry patterned paper has enough visual contrast to do the flip-flop of the stamping. What do you think?

Leaf Branch Thank You Card for APTS design team project November 2020=

Link to the APTS posting requiring mirrored stamping for Nov 2020=

a few little ink smudges and one leaf got a bit more ink pressed on it compared to the rest but to me that's a bit more realistic to nature where there is so much hue variances leaf to leaf and even within a leaf.

Supply-wise notes:
a. the patterned papers are scrap pieces from papers purchased probably 10 years ago!!!
b. the 'thank you' is gold foil 'remains' cut from a sheet of dazzles (Paper Wishes website product)!!! I thought having the white background of the thank you with the gold foil was a good complement to the floral patterned paper and the buttery yellow cardstock.
c. leaf branch stamp is part of Jen Hadfield's "Warm and Cozy" 2019 set of clear acrylic stamps available at Pebbles Inc and distributed by American Crafts

Other challenge blogs where this posting or card photo will be shared:
a. Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog; theme Autumn; #178; open until Nov 5/check time zone

b. Festive Friday; started 10/30/20; World Kindness Day inspo list (see their badge); I've included patterned paper, flowers that are in 1 of the patterned papers, and the sentiment "Thank You"

Facebook groups where this will be shared:
a. my personal profile

b. Mixed Media Creativity group; stamping, gold foil, patterned papers, cardstock, gem dots, black marker outlining, 

c. The Seasonal Cardmaker group; this will be shared in a couple of weeks at Thanksgiving

d. Paper, Paper, Paper and Design Team Calls group; a sharing site for crafting bloggers


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design Team member for these 3:

1. A Place To Start challenge blog

2. Createful Heart Designs challenge blog and company

3. My Time To Craft challenge blog


  1. Hi Becca, you made a very nice card! The stamped leaves look great.
    Lia DT S4F

  2. Great design Becca and love your take on the technique
    Carol x DT teamie

  3. Very cute card, Becca! Glad you found us at Festive Friday Challenge! Hope you keep coming back.
    Beth :)

  4. Beautiful Autumn card! love the stamp leaves
    thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT


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