Gently Falling Clear Mount Block Stamping

Have you ever used your Clear Mount Blocks to stamp a background?  It's really a beautiful effect!  Check out my Two Cool cards using this technique…

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I CASEd this design from Ann Clemmer at her StamperDog blog.

Gently falling block stamping v closeClear Block Stamping: See those three square backgrounds behind the Gently Falling leaves?  Those are made with the A Size Clear Mount Block!  The blocks ink up surprisingly well and lay down a lot of color, even though it doesn't seem like much ink is sticking to the block. 

I can't wait to try this with larger sized blocks! 

Inked Impressions: The other panel is embossed with the Houndstooth Impressions Folder.  I tried inking it in two ways. 

The first card I embossed the card stock first, then lightly rubbed my Pool Party Ink Pad over the top of the texture.  That worked very well on this bold design, and I got a deeper saturation of color.

Gently falling block stamping h closeThe second card was made by inking the Impressions Folder, then running the card stock through the Big Shot (you can get a FREE Big Shot when you sign up to become a demonstrator this month!). You can see more details on how to do this technique at this post.

If you look at the closeup, you can see that my inked, embossed image is a little smeared.  The card stock moved a bit when the pressure was applied to it. 

I was reminded by Darla Eigenschink during our Team meeting, that there is a tip to avoid the blurry-inked look.  TIP: Run your Impressions Folder sideways through the Big Shot, that means the long side goes in first.  There is less "play" in the folder when it's pushed side-to-side. 

Oh, now you tell me!  See, I'm really not qualified to do this job! 

Complete Supply List

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