Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

Stamper’s Block

I’m back!

No. I don’t have stamper’s block as the title suggests but I AM taking a little more time this summer to slow down and enjoy my family. One of the best ways to prevent creative block is some time away now and then to get refreshed and enjoy life. If I’m posting a little less than normal this summer, you’ll know that is what I’m doing. I’m taking some time here and there to smell the roses, sit on the beach, listen to my children laugh and enjoy the wind in my hair.

I know you’ll understand. Keep looking for me here 2-4 times a week though as I find I just can’t walk away completely. I always need a little creative therapy.

So what am I talking about with the stamper’s block title? It’s been a long time since I’ve had some time to play along with a challenge and I popped by Splitcoaststampers.com to see if something inspired me. It did! A challenge is always a great way to kick off some inspiration.

Today’s challenge is the Technique Lover’s Challenge and challenges you to twist up stamping with an acrylic block. A stamper’s block. 😉 As I’ve never done this, I gave it a whirl, had some fun and put my own twist on the technique. Here’s a link to the challenge and here’s my card…

Kissed Acrylic Block Stamping

This is a combination of two separate techniques. It’s amazing how many great stamping techniques you can combine to come up with a new and fresh idea. Here’s how I did it…

  1. Ink up your CLEAN acrylic block with a light colored ink. Experiment with different inks to see what works best for you.
  2. Ink up a background stamp. I’ve used the Hero Arts Lace Background stamp here.
  3. Press the inked lace stamp onto the inked acrylic block.
  4. Stamp your impression.

It’s so easy and I love the subtle look. Best of all you can use something you already have on hand instead of buying a new stamp.


Supplies: Basic Grey Sweet Threads Thank You stamp set and Lace Background Stamp by Hero Arts, Acrylic Block, Soft Pool Shadow Ink by Hero Arts, Jet Black Archival Ink and Aquamarine Archival Ink by Ranger, Pear Tart Memento Ink by Tsukineko, brad by Basic Grey, white cardstock by Bazzill

Have a creative day!