One stamp three ways

_DSC2128green valley

I think this berry branch stamp was the first Penny Black stamp I owned. I love the way it comes in from the side with all the twigs, berries and leaves. Sometimes I want to balance a design with a branch facing the other way and, as I don’t have one of those blank rubber stamps for creating a mirror image,  I tried something else.  I stamped the branch in a mix of teal and green in the upper left hand corner. I re-inked the stamp and stamped it on the plastic imaging sheet I use with my stamp positioner and stamped the sheet onto the card panel. The image is much paler when stamped this way. The third way I stamped the berry branch was by painting water onto it and stamping it onto the sponged colour. This creates a ghostly watery image.

The steep hills were created by sponging over a torn post-it note mask several times. I also flicked some water droplets and green ink droplets around too. The panel is matted with PB Sea Breeze mix & match cardstock with the 1 Corinthians Love chapter text stamped on it.


Stamps:  Berry BranchLove Chapter (PB)
Inks: Memento Teal Zeal, Summer Sky, Cottage Ivy, Northern Pine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Sea Breeze mix & match cardstock

17 Comments on “One stamp three ways”

  1. Vicki B says:

    It’s beautiful! Reminds me of looking into a valley in the mountains. What you did with the reverse image is something I learned at a workshop one time. Love the card!

  2. Gretchen Wilson says:


  3. Gasp!…………………….

  4. Mary H. says:

    Stunning, and loved your creative way of achieving the results you wanted. Very interesting, and I learned a couple new techniques. The colors on this are lovely. I like that branch too…very versatile. At least in _your_ hands! 🙂 TFS

  5. bahb2013 says:

    The blank rubber mirror image stamp I own works no differently from the way you did it, you clever girl. A true mirror image is what I expected from my blank stamp, but that’s not logical. A stamped-off image is what you get , no matter what you use to do it. On your card, it’s gorgeous and I’m grateful for the inspiration.

    Also I love those high mountains…..would never have thought to do that.


  6. Lindsey says:

    I have yet to succeed using my stamp positioner sheet, but it looks like I’ll have to try again! This is very elegant with its rich colour mix.

  7. katie says:

    It is beautiful.

  8. Gabby says:

    GREAT card! Like that stamp! The inking, shadow/shading effects and depth of the colors/card are awesome. 🙂

  9. Doris Cote says:

    This was really interesting and helpful to get those mirrored images. Thanks for sharing this technique.

  10. Sally J says:

    Beautiful inking and card design. Love these colors blended together with the different effects.

  11. Pai says:

    another stunner!

  12. Claude TECHER says:

    magnifique ! merci !

  13. Jan Castle says:

    Stunning card Heather!!!

  14. Gillian says:

    Truly beautiful.

  15. Sara Mac says:

    Gorgeous card Heather. I love the mountains you sponged in.

  16. This is another fantastic card, Heather! Thank you so much for the awesome tip on how to mirror the image using the plastic stamp positioner sheet. I can’t wait to try it!! Darnell

  17. Godelieve says:

    It’s great to see the different effects with this stamp.
    Wonderful sponging, as always.

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