Monday, 5 June 2017

Mix It Up Monday: Reverse stamp technique with Vintage Leaves

I never thought I’d be so excited about such a bright colour combo, especially one featuring Bermuda Bay! Maybe the advent of Lemon Lime Twist has turned my head?

For this Mix It Up Monday project, I used an exciting technique discovered by accident by my friend Kelly’s mum. One day, she accidentally mounted a stamp onto the block upside down, stamped it and produced a rough shape of the image. This got Kelly thinking, and she came up with this idea… stamp once with the stamp upside down, then repeat with it the right way round in a darker colour on top. 

It only works with photopolymer stamps and they need to be roughly symmetrical, as you will be stamping the first image in reverse. After examining my stamp collection, I was surprised at how few sets I have which are suitable, but settled on an old favourite, Vintage Leaves.

I stamped the reversed images in my four happy colours, then stamped on top with Basic Black, for a fun 50s feel, which I really love. 

And for a bonus tip… I cut a piece of Whisper White to the width of the new Pretty Label punch and slid it in carefully to punch the shape at both ends, creating this unique banner. 

Take a look at the rest of the colour combinations from my latest set of In Color charts, then why not join the challenge yourself?

When you’ve created a Stampin’ Up!® project using either this colour combination, or last week’s combo, there are several ways you can share it:
  1. Upload an image of your creation to your own blog, Pinterest board or Facebook page or Twitter, then post a link to your project in the comments section of the relevant post on this blog.
  2. Upload an image to the comments in the relevant post on my Facebook page. 
Whichever way you choose, please use the hashtag #mixitupmonday


  1. Fab card and a great technique - the leaves are perfect for it! Only working in the morning tomorrow so I'm hoping to take part in this week's Mix It Up Monday challenge tomorrow afternoon. I always shun Pumpkin Pie so this will definitely nudge me out of my comfort zone! Ruth x

    1. Oooh, can't wait to see what you make! I shun Pumpkin Pie, too, but something strange is happening to me - I even bought a T-shirt in that colour the other day!

  2. #mixitupmonday Here's my card Helen - many thanks for a bright and cheery combo that was fun to work with! Ruth x

    1. Thanks for joining in the fun! I've posted a link on my FB page /allthingsstampy :)


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