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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Hey Everybody, how are y'all doing?? Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite challenge. It's technique week so we went with the reflection technique. This was a new try for me. I've seem many cards done with it but had never actually tried it before. Have you? The trick obviously is to make your image look like it's being reflected in the water below.  So let me see if I can explain this without a video. If you need more info there are plenty of YouTubes out there on the subject. 

I started with a layer of Whisper White card stock. I stamped my tree image from Sheltering Tree stamp set, in early espresso once on my whisper white and then again on a scrap piece of acetate. By flipping the image on the acetate over and stamping it down directly to the card stock it gives me a blurry reverse image making it look like its reflecting in the water.  Well not yet I need to make some water. Lol I stamped the grass stamp from this set to give me a bank side look to the card, then took a sponge dauber and rubbed on some Pool Party ink below to make it look like a water body. I added some leaves to the tree above in pear pizazz and lightly stamped off for the reflection tree below. I did the same with the flowers in the grass. I stamped the stems in Old Olive and the petals in Melon Mambo and then lightly stamped off for the reelection in the water. I used the same grass stamp to create my clouds in the sky stamping them in Soft Sky ink repeatedly. I love the way it came out. I think the only thing I would change is the angle on my reflection tree. It probably should have been a little more cantered off to the side instead of so up and down but I'm happy with it.  Hope you enjoyed this weeks submission. Now go give it a try for yourself.

Be sure to hop on over to Stace's blog HERE and Terri's blog HERE to see what my partners in crime have come up with this week. Enjoy your week. I'll be spending mine recovering from a bout of pneumonia. Nasty stuff I tell ya, wouldn't want to wish that on anyone. Lol. But I'm on the mend now so all is well.