Today I’m sharing some tips & tricks on clear block stamping. This is a technique I recently revisited and now have a newfound love for it. It’s a simple technique and all you need are a few basic supplies that you likely already have on hand.
- Clear blocks in any size
- Stampin’ Spritzer (or spray bottle) with water
- Ink pad(s) and/or Stampin’ Write Markers
- Paper Towel
- Card stock – you can use regular, thick, shimmery white or watercolor paper
You’ll achieve a different look depending on the type of card stock you use, how long you let it sit and how much water you use. I encourage you to play around with the technique to figure out what look you like best.
Be sure to check out the video towards the end of this post. It’s full of helpful information if you are new to this technique.
My first thought is always – how can I use this on a scrapbook layout? This rainbow background is what came to mind but I also think an ombre look would be amazing. Stampin’ Up!’s block C was the perfect size to create a nice background but still leave lots of white space around the edges.
To mat the photo, I used layers of buffalo plaid tissue paper that I had in my stash. It’s the perfect amount of black to make the photo pop without being too harsh like a solid piece of black would have been. Plus I love that I was able to put something from my stash to good use!
The single floral image from the Color & Contour stamp set was used to finish off the layout. Three flowers in each of the four colours used for the background were stamped and die cut – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point.
Clear Block Stamping with Stampin’ Write Markers
For the second project I’m sharing today, I used the clear block stamping technique but instead of inking with an ink pad, I inked with Stampin’ Write markers in several colours. Then used the dies from the Inspiring Canopy dies to cut the leaves for the trees.
Here’s another sample I did using this same bundle.
You can catch the video replay below.
I hope you enjoyed today’s clear block stamping technique.
Have a creative weekend!