3 Simple Techniques for Stamping with Blocks

Reusable acrylic blocks go hand-in-hand with photopolymer and red rubber cling stamps. Crafters mount the stamps on the blocks, ink their stamp and then stamp their image. But that’s not all blocks are good for! Did you know you can use Stampin’ Up!’s clear blocks as stamps? You sure can! Stamping with acrylic blocks is a fun way to add some simple color to each project and great way to get started if you’re new to stamping and are building your stash of supplies

The designers used differently sized blocks, but the same four ink colors on all three cards: Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Polished Pink, and Night of Navy.

  1. For the Happy Birthday card, the artist dabbed Clear Block C on a Pale Papaya ink pad and used it as a stamp to create a textured background on the card.
  2. You can also use clear blocks to create a pattern, like on the Hallo card, stamped multiple times with Clear Block G.
  3. Or copy the Merci Mon Amie card’s large background, made using Clear Block H.

Take just 5 minutes to play with these techniques and I think you’ll love creating unique effects with all sorts of products!

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