“Last Thursdays” Blended Block Silhouettes Cards

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Hi Stamping Friends!
I still have some openingLast Thursdays - logos for my "Last Thursdays" card class tomorrow. Want to join us?!  Simply RSVP by today, July 30, at 5pm. 
Today, I'm featuring the final card that we will be creating at tomorrow's event.  In case you've missed the other projects, here is a peek at what we'll be creating!

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Here's a closer look at the Blended Color Silhouette Cards…

Blended block - two cool   

If you're participating in my "Last Thursdays" class, you are going to love this simple and stunning technique using a clear mount block.  

Blended block - vertical  

Inspired by Mary Brown at Stamper Camper.

Blended Block Stamping—The color block on the background is greated by inking up a clear mount block, spritzing it with water, then stamping with it directly on the paper.  Here's how:

Blended block 001 

  • Start by inking the top 2/3 of a clear block with the lightest color.  I used Soft Sky on an "H" size block.

Blended block 002 

  • Then, ink up the bottom 2/3 of the block with the medium color.  I used Marina Mist.

Blended block 003 

  • Finally, ink the bottom 1/3 with the darkest color.  I used Night of Navy.

Blended block 004 

  • Lightly spritz the block with water using a Stampin' Spritzer.

Blended block 005  Blended block 006 

  • Stamp the block on your card stock.  When you first lay it on the paper, the color will bleed and blend, then almost immediately you'll see the ink being absorbed into the paper.  It's cool to watch it, actually.  Wait for the ink to be fully absorbed (the "movement" under the block will stop) before you lift the block. 

Blended block 007 

  • TIP: If you don't have enough water, the color won't blend smoothly and you'll get more of a distressed background like my Night of Navy color above.  Still cool, just different.

 Blended block - vertical 3

Silhouette Stamping—Let the blended block background dry completely, then stamp your silhouette image over the top in either StazOn Black or Memento Black ink.  My wildflower image comes from World of Dreams, but there are some awesome silhouettes in both Summer Silhouettes and Serene Silhouettes, as their names imply.

Blended block - vertical 2   

Finishing Touches—I added a sentiment from Too Kind to the 3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White background, mounted it on a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Soft Sky layer, then tied some retired Soft Sky Seam Binding around it.  It's adhered to a Night of Navy card base and I added one Rhinestone Jewel to the corner (oops…I cropped that corner right out of my photo!).

Blended block - square birds  

On my second version, I used the blended block technique on a size "D" block.

Blended block - square birds 2   

I had lots of water on the block and I love how the it made the edges uneven.  This time I stamped the World of Dreams birds nest image over the top and added a sentiment from Bloom with Hope.  Yay, I didn't cut out the trio of Rhinestones in this photo!  LOL.

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9 thoughts on ““Last Thursdays” Blended Block Silhouettes Cards”

  1. Thank you SO much for being generous enough to share your ideas, love the way you’ve laid out your website – this will be a great “go to” site for tips, techniques & projects, thanks again

  2. Make a background using yellow and oranges. Dry. Stamp with a butterfly/(purples and blues-dragonfly/(rose and red)flower and then cut with matching die. Beautiful.


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