Gotta Love Autumn – Tutorial #458

Hey There,

I’m back from my teaching trip to Montreal, Wisconsin.   Below is a view from my windshield.  Stunning color and wonderful people.  Who could ask for more?

Today’s tutorial card was greatly inspired by my trip.  Check out the tutorial below where I show you how to do a reflection with some great big white clouds in the background.



I have added 2 new Zindorf Technique Workshop locations to my calendar, West Bend, Wisconsin and Sacramento, California.  Click the location to access the information for that location.   Cannot wait to create with you there!

Big, Big Announcement from Stampin’ UP!  I have never seen any better deal than this and it is only through October 31, 2011.

Contact me, Michelle Zindorf at or 937-344-1312.  I would love to talk to you about how Stampin’ Up! may make your life and crafting better.  Whether you want to start you own business or would like to get that awesome discount on products.  Also, I would love to get to know you and have you on my Stampin’ Up! Team.

Also check out these other October 2011 Stampin’ Up specials. . .  . .





Until October 31, 2011 you can get a chance to win a free brand new Big Shot Die Cut Machine worth $99.95 

How to enter. . . . Every person that orders Stampin’ Up! products through my Stampin’ Up Web Site (CLICK HERE TO SHOP) until October 31, 2011 will receive 1 entry for each $25 increment of products purchased.  So if you place a product order that totals $50 that is 2 chances to win!  How about those beans.   I love giving things away!  I will announce the winner on November 1, 2011. 


Now on with today’s tutorial. . . .  .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Lovely As a Tree
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and First Addition Designer Paper
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Brayer, Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon, Corner Round punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glimmer brads
Techniques: Brayering, Brayer, Reflection


Ripped a post it note and masked for the clouds on a 4.25″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.  Brayered Baja Breeze ink at the top of the card stock.

Removed the post it note mask and brayered More Mustard ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Created bushes by masking the bottom of the card stock and stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree set using Soft Suede ink a few times.  Stamp the images so that only the tops of the trees are on the card stock.

Sponged Soft Suede ink over the bushes.

Stamp the same image higher up using Chocolate Chip ink.

Removed the mask, turned it around to mask the sky.  Sponged Soft Suede ink at the top of the water area.

Sponged Chocolate Chip ink right at the post it note edge.

Stamped the Lovely as a tree stamp using Chocolate Chip ink on the slick side of a Stamp-a-ma-jig plastic sheet (you can use a window sheet also).   Flipped the plastic sheet over, lined the image up with the trees already stamped (you can see the trees through the post it note) to create a reflection.  Rubbed the back of the plastic sheet to transfer the image.

Removed the mask and used the Corner Rounder on my main image panel, Chocolate Chip panel, More Mustard panel and a Designer Series paper panel.

Layered a Chocolate Chip panel, Designer Series paper panel, More Mustard panel and Chocolate Chip ribbon.

Added another Chocolate Chip panel and the main image panel.  Also added Glimmer Brads for a bit of bling.

Tied a knot on the front of the card.

Here is the finished card measuring 5.5″ square.

May your reflection of today be one full of joy.

Until my next post. . . . . .


   Get ready for Brayer Workshops!  I am coming to the following locations, click the location name for more information.    

Savannah, Georgia  (Sold Out)

Lincoln, Illinois    

Dayton, Ohio – Direct to Paper Workshops 

Las Vegas, Nevada    

Austin, Texas 

Seattle, Washington

 Greeneville, Tennessee 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Indiana, Pennsylvania 

Sparta, New Jersey 

Piedmont, Alabama

Post Falls, Idaho (outside of Coeurd’Alene)

 Sand Lake, Michigan (just North of Grand Rapids)

Lawrence, Kansas 

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

West Bend, Wisconsin 

Longmont (Gunbarrel), Colorado 

Orange, Massachusetts

Sacramento, California

Staley, North Carolina

Here is a link to my workshop calendar where you can see all of my travel schedule and to get info on beginner and advanced Brayer workshops, along with the newly added Direct to Paper Workshop:        

Don’t see a workshop in your State?  Interested in hosting the workshops in your area   Click HERE to get hostess information.       

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9 responses to “Gotta Love Autumn – Tutorial #458

  1. This is gorgeous! This is one of my all time favorite stamp sets. And your tutorials are always so helpful.

  2. Lovely scene!! Makes me think of the beautiful fall trees/colors back in the Midwest. I miss it every fall since moving away.

  3. Stunning scene! I just love it…

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous scene and the reflections are amazing!

  5. Michelle, this is just gorgeous, love how you utilize your brayer, so very clever. I just love that you share and post tutorials, thank you so much. Wish I lived in the US, I would be at your workshops in a flash!!!

  6. Wonderful – I just love the ease of use of the Stampamajig – brilliant way of using it x

  7. I love your reflection cards. Autumn is lovely in WI. Glad you had a good trip.

  8. Thani you for a very clear and interesting tutorial.

  9. Thank you for a very clear and interesting tutorial.