Monday, April 22, 2013

Clear Block Stamping

How amazing is this card?  I hope that doesn't sound arrogant, because I really can't take credit for this fabulous technique.  It's one of many that I learned last weekend in Baltimore.  All I did was color with my markers directly on a clear block, then spritz it with alcohol (water works, too, but will take longer to dry).  Then I pressed the wet block onto Naturals White card stock, letting it sit for a couple of minutes to absorb all the color.  And this amazing watercolor rainbow is the result!

This totally wowed my kids.  When I asked them if they wanted to try it, their eyes just about popped out of their heads.  They then went on to make all kinds of color combinations and made cards for all their friends that they were going to see that day.  I wish I had taken a picture, because they did a great job. 

For another spin on this technique, I made a sparkly rainbow.  Instead of spritzing just alcohol, I used alcohol mixed with shimmer paint, and it looks fabulous.  You might be able to see some of the shimmer in the picture below, but it's hard to capture.  But trust me, it looks great in person!

Stamps:  Sunshine (132671)
Ink:  Real Red, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers (Brights Collection 119702)
Paper:  Regal Rose (105130), Pretty in Pink (100459), Basic Black (121045), and Naturals White (102316) card stock
Accessories:  Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Champagne Shimmer Paint (116806), Clear Block E (118484)


  1. Fabulous! I hope to see your kids cards in tomorrow's blog!

  2. They gave them all away before I could get a picture! I'll have to get them to make more. :)