Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to another Technique Tuesday at Sparkle N Sprinkle! Today I am showing how to do blue block stamping. This is an old technique, but I always love the effect of it.
- blue foam block or 2 layers of fun foam ( acrylic block )
- embossing folder
- pigment or die ink pad
- heat gun
Take the blue foam block and heat it with your heat gun for a few seconds, then immediately press it on your opened embossing folder. I used a swirl folder from Sizzix. You see a patterned side to the block here, but on the other side it is smooth and that is the side you heat and press onto the embossing folder. When you want a new design, just reheat the smooth side of the block and the design goes away and you can press it on a different folder for a new design!
This is what it looks like after you have pressed it on the embossing folder.
Now ink up the blue block with ink. I used an aqua pigment ink, but die ink works also. Then stamp the inked blue block onto your card stock.
You can also use 2 layers of fun foam if you do not have a blue block. Blue blocks can be hard to find now. I used double sided tape to tape the 2 pieces together and then taped them on my acrylic block. Then you use these layers the same way as I did on the blue block.
Here is the result when stamping with the fun foam layers. I used a darker blue dye based ink on this.
Now you can use this as a background. I cut my piece smaller and used it as a background behind this sweet little Sparkle N Sprinkle girl! I hope you have fun with this one! Enjoy your day!
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