Mirror Image Stamping

I've been cleaning out my craft studio in anticipations of having to move EVERYTHING out. Yep...changing out the carpet for hardwood.  Kinda scared about that considering I drop an ink pad weekly.
So when cleaning out some drawers I came across this mirror image stamp by Rubber Stampede. 

Now I've tried this stamp pad before without much success.  I think I used the wrong ink and I reinked the stamp after stamping the pad. So I practiced and practiced to see what worked. I found that Club Scrap hybrid ink works best without reinking the stamp. Here's what I did to achieve the heart image with the swirl stamps from Club Scrap.
  • Apply ink to stamp.
  • Stamp on mirror image stamp pad.
  •  Stamp mirror image onto paper.

  • Stamp original stamp without reinking next to 1st stamped image.

Now, I had problems with the swirl stamps lining up since there is a little bit of an angle with the swirls. I ended up having quite a few swirl heart mats because only ONCE did I actually stamp it correctly.

So what did I do with all those heart images?  Here's a sample for a Valentine's day card that I made many duplicates of for the Can You Case It challenge.
Club Scrap papers, flourish stamp, tag, ribbon and jewels. 7Gypsies cardstock sticker. Rubber Stampede mirror stamp pad.


  1. Gorgeous work!! and thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Thanks for the reminder of this cool technique. I have a piece of flat, plain rubber (unmounted) from a LOOOOOONG time ago. Now to find it! Great card!


  3. Thank you so much for joining CYCI this week :) Eva

  4. I love the tutorial!! Super cute card!

  5. Wow I've never seen this stamp or technical before. It is so cool!!! The card you've made is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CYCI? - Chlo x


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