Inking up Stampin’ Up!’s Clear-Mount Blocks makes a really awesome background. I wanted a little more watercolor look to the background, here is how I achieved that look.
I started by tapping my clear-mount block directly on my Tangelo Twist ink pad, then on my Blackberry Bliss ink pad. I tapped it several times to cover the entire block in color.
I filled my Stampin’ Spritzer with water and spritzed the block 3-4 times. Just enough so that the colors started to blend together a bit but the water wasn’t running off the block.
***A quick warning, be sure to cover your work surface, the ink will splatter when you’re spritzing. 🙂
I placed the Clear-Mount block directly onto a panel of Whisper White card stock that I’d stamped with StazOn Jet Black ink. It was neat to watch, I could actually see the ink being pulled from the acrylic block onto the card stock.
I lifted the clear-mount block off the card stock and this is the result. I set the image aside to let it completely dry, then added it to my card.
Here is my final card. I used the Ink Block stamping technique for the sentiment circles too. I used just Blackberry Bliss ink for the center circle and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink for the outer circle. This is a simple technique that is lots of fun, so definitely give it a try!