Monday, October 1, 2012

An Experiment with Mirrored Paper by Chris

I cut a mirrored sheet to fit in a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder (but there are a ton from Cuttlebug that would work just as well), and ran it through my ebosser using the basic embossing sandwich. It made a deep, crisp emboss.

To highlight the embossing I took off the protective sheet and swiped the front of the card with Stazon Ink and set it aside to dry. I had a sliver of silver left over so I inked and embossed that with the word poison from another embossing folder.

I matted the larger piece and used my Perfect Layers tool to cut at 1/8, and the sentiment on a piece of orange ribbon along matted both the image and the sentiment were then mounted on a 5x7 cardbase. I did have some trouble keeping the mirrored piece glued down. Not sure if the embossing was so deep that it didn’t have enough of the sticky back touching the cardbase, or if the size was a bit heavy for the front of the card, but to secure it I used some Gloo adhesive. Next time I’m going to try some alcohol inks. What about you?

(Note: this surface is truly a mirrored surface—trying to take a photo and not having too much light or me reflected in it proved too much of a challenge for me--J. I hope you can see its beauty even with my poor photography skills.)


  1. Chris your project with the mirrored paper turned out great! Even though you said it wa hard to get a good photo I clickd on it to see it larger and it looks great! I just have to get some of that mirror sheets. Great job!
    Hugs Fran

  2. Beautiful embossed card, Chris. I like that the embossing showed up so well, too.


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