Challenges, JAI, Techniques & Tutorials

Clear Block Stamping

Hello Crafters,

The challenge this week is Just Add Ink is Clear Block Stamping, JAI#237.

I have to admit I have never tried this technique before and this is one reason I love entering these challenges. It really does challenge us to try different styles!

Clear Block Stamping

I started with a card base of Lost Lagoon. I then got out the Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set and used the Versamark Ink to stamp the image onto Whisper White card stock. Then embossed it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.

Next I chose my colours, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon & Pool Party. I used my ‘H’ Clear Block and inked it up on the ink pads starting at the top with Island Indigo. Once I stamped all the white card, I went back over the colours with a sponge dauber to soften and fill in the missing gaps.

Serene Silhouettes

The little raindrops I created by dropping some crystal effects onto my silicone mat and letting them dry before adhering to my card with Tombo glue.

I added a strip of the clear block stamping technique to the bottom of inside of my card and stamped the same flower image in Island Indigo ink just in the bottom corner.

Just Add Ink Clear Blocking

I added the sentiment from the Good Greetings Stamp Set in Island Indigo.

This background is very cheap and easy to create, why don’t you give it a go too.

Please leave a comment below, what you think of this technique.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.


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4 thoughts on “Clear Block Stamping”

  1. I love you you have used the emboss resist technique as well as the clear block stamping – you’re on fire Kate! And the rain droplets are a nice added touch too. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink this week and sharing your beautiful card. Louise xo


  2. Oh, wow, Kate – this is fabulous! Very creative, and a lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. It was a “first time” for several of us, using this technique, and it’s great to see all the different results.


  3. I just love the graduated background in blue Kate – so striking! I like how the clear embossed silhouette is there but not dominating as it would if were darker too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


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