Friday, 1 September 2017

Mudra Challenge #13 - Mirror Stamping

Hello everyone!! Piyanki and Indira here bringing to you another fun challenge at Mudra. This month we have a very interesting technique called 'Mirror Stamping'.

Mirror Stamping is a technique with which you can stretch your stamps by creating reverse images of your existing stamps. It involves inking up any stamp, stamping it on mirror image stamp or acetate, and then stamping the mirror image on paper to create a reverse image.

You can dig in your stash and find stamps which have larger surface area. Use the reverse of these stamps for mirror stamping. Alternatively, you may use a acetate sheet to stamp the mirror image.

Do keep a watch on Mudra blog to check out amazing inspirations by our Design Team all through the month.

Card Inspiration by Piyanki

Project Instructions

1. The card is measured at 5.5"x 4.25". 
2. Cut a piece of coordinating paper and cut the edge with any decorating border die. 
3. Overlay it with a black card stock. 
4. Cut and score a white card stock and repeat stamp with black archival ink using the furry friends. 
5. Adhere the panels using foam tape and stick it to the card base.
6. On a white cardstock stamp the image and color it with zig marker. 
7. For the reverse stamping, I have stamped the image on a OHP sheet and then stamp the OHP sheet on the white card stock. 
8. There are many ways to reverse stamp however if we do not own a MISTI then this is the simplest way we can achieve reverse stamping.
9. Once both the images are colored, adhere it to the center of the card base and finish the card with the sentiment at the bottom.

Products Used

Card Inspiration by Indira

I used the Pig day stamp set for this technique.

Project Instructions

1. Took Pig stamp image and stamped it on the acetate.
2. Picked up the acetate sheet and carefully stamped the image on paper.
3. This created the reverse image of the pig.
4. Stamped original image of the pig also on the paper.
5. Colored the images using Zig pens and fussy cut them.
6. Took a brown card base.
7. Attached a white panel with decorative edge, on the base.
8. Stamped the sentiment on white panel.
9. Glue the pig images on it.
10. Stamped hat and bow images from Feathered Love stamp set and colored and fussy cut them.
11. Stamped the hearts between the pigs.
12. Highlighted few areas using wink of stella pen and glossy accents.

Products Used

Challenge Rules

You can create Cards/Layout/Canvas
  • Stamping should be focus.
  • Use of Mudra products is must to qualify for the challenge.
  • Last date of submission is 30th Sep 2017.
  • Please go through General Guidelines hereAny entrants not following the rules, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the challenge.

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop

Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia


  1. Cute cards, love them both <3 <3

  2. Beautiful :) And I've been wanting to try this technique since a long time! Wish I do it this time! :)

    1. Its very simple. I have been stopping myself thinking its too much but then its the most simple. Best part it gives you more versatility with your stamps. You should try it. would love to see what you create :).

  3. Such sweet examples for the challenge kick off girls!

  4. Both are such a sweet creations, love the technique!

  5. Super sweet cards Indira and Piyanki!! :-)