Welcome to the September 2020 Technique Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Clear Block Stamping. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring Clear Block Stamping.
Clear Block Stamping
The Clear Block Stamping technique is done by inking up a clear block (with no stamp stuck to it) and stamping it on the cardstock. You can stamp it as is with just the ink, or give the block with ink a few spritzes of water to give a different look to the stamped image.
For this card, ink up the Size D Clear Block with Flirty Flamingo ink. Stamp the block on a 3-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, towards the left side.
By just stamping the inked up block on the cardstock, it gives a textured or distressed look to the block image.
If you want a different look to the block image, spritz the block a few times before stamping it on the cardstock. This method gives more of a watercolor look. Let it air dry before stamping on it, or use the Heat Tool to dry it quicker.
Inside the color block image, stamp a few images from the Dressed to Impress stamp set with Black Memento ink. Stamp the sentiment on the right side of the cardstock using the same ink. For some sparkle, use the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush over the stamped images and add a pearl to the center of the three flowers.
Make a standard size card base with Thick Whisper White cardstock. Add a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the Misty Moonlight dot pattern from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Finally add the stamped layer to the card using Dimensionals.
This is a fun technique to play around with because the stamped block image comes out a little different each time. You can switch up the ink colors and leave as is. Or spritz it to get some different looks for your projects. What will you create by using the clear block stamping technique?
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