Stamping with Acrylic Blocks

acrylic block cardGood Morning!  Today I have a fun little technique to share with all of and a new way to use your acrylic blocks! Those little acrylic blocks you use to hold your stamps can be used to add colorful backgrounds to your projects….like this one!

Those three little squares on this card were created by inking up one of my small acrylics blocks. Simply stamp the block in some ink, spritz a little water on it, and stamp it on your card stock.  That’s it! Now you might be wondering why I added water. Well, I found that if you spritz a bit of water onto the block, after inking it, it allows the ink to become a bit more fluid so you get a better image.

002To create this card, you will need three different color inks:  pear pizazz, so saffron and soft sky. Cut a piece of soft sky card stock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white. Ink up one of your small acrylic blocks (Block B if you use Stampin’ Up! blocks).  Take a little 2 oz bottle and fill it with water. Spritz the inked up block with water and stamp it on the card stock.  Repeat this process with the three different colored inks; be sure to clean the block when changing colors of ink.  I staggered the block images but you can stamp them in a straight line as well. Once I stamped the three blocks,  I used images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set to create the rest of the card.  I simply stamped the fern images and sentiment using Sahara sand ink and then embellished the card with some bitty butterflies punched out of so saffron card stock.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Thanks for visiting me today!

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