September 2020 Technique Blog Hop – Clear Block Stamping

Sep 7, 2020 | Technique Blog Hop

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.

September Technique Blog Hop

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.

September 2020 Technique Blog Hop - Clear Block Stamping – Click through to learn how to make a card by using the clear block stamping technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

By just stamping the inked up block on the cardstock, it gives a textured or distressed look to the block image.

September 2020 Technique Blog Hop - Clear Block Stamping – Click through to learn how to make a card by using the clear block stamping technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

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.

September 2020 Technique Blog Hop - Clear Block Stamping – Click through to learn how to make a card by using the clear block stamping technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

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.

September 2020 Technique Blog Hop - Clear Block Stamping – Click through to learn how to make a card by using the clear block stamping technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com
September 2020 Technique Blog Hop - Clear Block Stamping – Click through to learn how to make a card by using the clear block stamping technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com
September 2020 Technique Blog Hop - Clear Block Stamping – Click through to learn how to make a card by using the clear block stamping technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com
September 2020 Technique Blog Hop - Clear Block Stamping – Click through to learn how to make a card by using the clear block stamping technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

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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~ Mackenzie
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Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!

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2 Comments

  1. Nicole Mahler

    Mackenzie, I love your project. The color combination is beautiful and I like how you went with a non seasonal stamp set. Lovely cards! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

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  2. Rose Kerry

    I’ve never tried this technique before, I’m all over it,love your little flowers with the gem. Thanks for sharing.

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