What a blockhead!

I created this card for one of the weekly technique challenges at Stampin’ Addicts.  This one was Clear Block Stamping.  Stampin’ Sister Tina had used this technique on a shoebox swap card at an event when we were in Salt Lake City for Stampin’ Up! Convention last month.  It is brilliant in its simplicity and effect.

Now the problem.  I had the focal piece already double matted when I decided it needed more color.  I used marker to add More Mustard, but the effect was too stark.  Could I use just a little bit of water to blend it a bit?  (This is very risky on paper that’s already adhered, as the layers will buckle and the paper may wrinkle.)  As I was cleaning the Aqua Painter before I began blending, I happened to notice that water was dripping on my project!

And actually, I like the effect!  I probably wouldn’t do it this way again, but it was a good reminder of how something a simple as misting a stamped image can be cool!

Please try this technique challenge, and upload your work to the SA gallery for all to see!

Oh  — do you recognize this stamp?  It is from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, beginning September 1.  I’ll be featuring this vintage, collage-type set in the Stampin’ Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop at the end of this month.  And you may see another “hop reject” card next week, the card that caused DH to make a face.  Watch for more hop information in a few weeks!

Stamps:  French Foliage

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Stampin’ Write Marker (More Mustard)

Paper:  More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Other:  Clear-Mount Block C, Designer Button (Regals), Stampin’ Dimensionals, embroidery floss

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2 Responses to What a blockhead!

  1. sue says:

    I love how this turned out and this set is on my wish list, i.e. I wish it could get here very quickly! 🙂

  2. Sally E says:

    I think it’s super cool! Please share the technique!

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