Sep 07 2010
I have become a big fan of the clear mount stamps since Stampin’ Up! introduced them and rarely purchase wood mount stamp sets anymore. I love the easy storage, the ability to add multiple images to one block and and of course, the fact the stamp sets are less expensive so I can buy more of them. Re-invest the dollars you save on the first few stamp sets on the clear blocks. After a short time, you will have all the blocks you need and will continue to save money.
Come on over to Facebook and vote for your favourite way to mount stamps? Clear or Wood.
For this Technique Tuesday, I want to show you another great use for the clear blocks – Shadow Stamping. Did you know that you can stamp direct to paper with the blocks? Too cool! Try using different sizes and shapes of blocks on all of your stamping cards and projects.
See the step by step instructions below.
Click on the Clear Mount Block Template above to have a reference of the different block sizes.
I recommend printing this page onto vellum, acetate or copy paper so you can place it over an image to see what size of block is needed.
You will need a clean, Clear block, Classic ink and cardstock.
My block is size "A".
Ink up the Clear Block by tapping on the ink pad a few times as you would with a stamp.
Apply the block direct to paper.
You can stamp off once onto scrap paper if the shadow is too dark.
The stamped blocks.
My finished image.
Stamps: French Foliage (C121166, W120845)
Inks: Cajun Craze (119671), More Mustard(103162), Early Espresso (119670), River Rock (109010)
Paper: Cajun Craze (119684), More Mustard (100946), Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650)
Punches: 3/4" Circle (119873), 1" Circle (119686)
Big Shot: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)
Other: Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (120931), Clear Block A (118487), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
French Foliage Stamp Set, Set of 6
Clear – $17.95, #121166
Wood – $24.95, #120845
Don’t think it, ink it!