Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! You know that the Clear Blocks are used with our Clear Stamp Sets. Just stick the stamp (cling side) onto the clear block and tap tap tap into the ink and then onto your paper! BUT did you know that you can tap tap tap your clear block into the ink and then stamp it on the paper???
This card is just amazing with beautiful branch image and the monochromatic color scheme! Are you wondering how I created that Pistachio Pudding square? With my Clear Block!!!!
Supplies Needed: Clear Block of you choice, Ink Pad
The supply list is short for this technique and it is really simple to do! Just tap your clear block into your ink pad color of choice. Tap Tap Tap! Then stamp the clear block onto your cardstock. Be sure to press firmly and all over the clear block to ensure better coverage. Disclaimer: This comes out different each time (kind of like watercoloring! Sometimes it comes out very bold, sometimes just an outline with a little ink in the middle, sometimes it is more solid and others it looks like there is a pattern to it. This one above came out very good! I then stamped the branch and greeting from the Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set in Basic Black. I wrapped some Baker’s Twine around twice and tied a bow! To finish it off, I added a Pistachio Pudding butterfly that was punched with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and added a few Pearls!
You can see this one was created in Lost Lagoon and the block was a little more spotty and there is a line diagonal across the square. I am not sure how it got there but you just never know how this technique will turn out! I used some of the NEW Lost Lagoon Taffeta Ribbon on this card! I love that ribbon! To clean your clear block, you can just rub it on your Stampin’ Scrub or run it under water and use a paper towel to dry it off! Simple as that! Here is a quick Video Tutorial to show you this technique in action!
Let me know what you think of this technique in the comment below or give the video a thumbs up if you liked it!