Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

How To Mirror Stamp

How To Mirror Stamp with Essentials by Ellen

Ever wish you had a stamp that faced the opposite direction? Julie is sharing an oldie-but-goodie technique for doing exactly that! There are various ways of accomplishing mirror image stamping but today’s features the MISTI, a background stamp used as a reverse image block and some clear plastic/acetate.

How To Mirror Stamp with Essentials by Ellen


  • Use a pigment ink; it stays wet longer and yields a much crisper/complete image than other inks. If you happen to have any missed spots, you can often just use a fine tip marker to fill them in.
  • The back of a larger “solid” stamp works best as reverse image block; outline stamps will often not provide enough support.
  • If you want to die cut your reverse image, a flashlight (or other strong source of light) and a diecut jig/mask will help with positioning the die properly. Watch the video; this is easier seen than explained.
How To Mirror Stamp with Essentials by Ellen


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  • Reply Maureen Reiss April 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Super sweet cards!!! TFS

  • Reply Katie Brooks April 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Very cute!

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