Have you ever tried inking up an acrylic block and using it to make a stamped image?

It works – really! – and it gives you the most amazing stamped background and it could not be easier…

I mailed out gift packs to members of my team this week and used this technique on the cards I put in the packages – I also ended up with an assortment of die cut & stamped leaves from projects earlier this month and I incorporated all of those into my cards too…

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I love using up leftovers in this way and here are a couple of the cards that I made using them and making a background using an inked up acrylic block…

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Can you tell that I am loving the natural look right now?!

The card base & background…is simply Crumb Cake and I inked up my acrylic block with Crumb Cake ink and plonked it right down – lift gently away and you get that fab background stamped image – hard to believe, isn’t it?

Here is what you do step by step:

Get your card base, ink in the color of your choice (the same color as your cardstock color works really well) and an acrylic block – I am using a Stampin Up Size D Block which is sized 2 7/8″ x 2 11/16″

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Push your acrylic block onto the ink pad to get a nice coat of ink on there…

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Lift it off carefully and place onto your card base…push down firmly but gently because you don’t want to smudge your image…

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Lift carefully off, again to avoid smudging your image – and voila!  A very cool stamped background image!…

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You can stamp images in darker ink straight onto it or do as I have done and place die cut images onto it – whatever you do, your card will look awesome!

Sarah’s note – the Stampin Up Clear Acrylic Blocks make this easy because they have recessed edges all around them, which means they are easy to grip and hold them firm & steady…

You can find those blocks on pg 196 of the Catalog or by clicking HERE – they are available individually or you can save money and get them at a 15% discount in a Bundle – I LOVE the Starter Bundle which includes Block D that I used on this card which you can find by clicking HERE – it is just $19.95 and those blocks are an amazing quality and value for money!

The leaves…are made using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die (pg 192) and the cardstock colors I used are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

I had different leaves too and here is the same card base but with a different style of leaf…

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This time they are stamped using the En Francais background stamp  & one is inked on the edges – I love that how they look on this card…

Supplies used to make these cards:

Cardstocks – Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650), Baked Brown Sugar (131296)
Inks – Crumb Cake (126975), Early Espresso (126974)
Acrylic Block – Size D (118485)
Die Cutting – Big Shot (113439), Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812)

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WANT A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THESE ACRYLIC BLOCKS

I have a Size D Acrylic Block up for grabs – the same size I used to make these cards!!!

To enter for a chance to win it, simply leave me a comment and let me know which style leaf you prefer – stamped or not stamped – the winner will be chosen by random.org on MONDAY morning…GOOD LUCK!!!

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16 thoughts on “Acrylic Block Stamping…

  • November 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm
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    OH, I love those stamped leaves!! Nice project!

  • November 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm
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    I have never tried the block stamping technique. I like the leaves stamped.

  • November 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm
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    They are so pretty1 I think I like the stamped leaves the best, tho. Am going to try this technique today!!

  • November 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm
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    Simple and pretty! Love the look of the acrylic block on cardstock, it’s subtle but adds a big punch! I think I like the stamped leaves best because it is different.

  • November 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm
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    I like the stamped leaves better – they have more character:-) I need to try this technique soon – very cool!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • November 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm
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    I really like the one stamped using the En Francais background stamp and the contrast between the tan and green elm leaf. thtanks for sharing your ideas!! I enjoy your ideas.

  • November 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm
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    I really like the stamped leaves. Haven’t tried this technique yet but really like the look. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • November 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm
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    great idea I have used markers scribbled on the acrylic block. Tks for idea,

  • November 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm
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    I really like the stamped leaves better. I need to try the block stamping technique. Thank you for a chance to win.

  • November 16, 2013 at 8:20 am
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    I like the stamped leaves and the colors used.thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win blog candy

  • November 16, 2013 at 9:46 am
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    Thanks so much for the chance to win! You do beautiful work. I like the stamped leaf best!

  • November 17, 2013 at 7:16 am
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    I really like the fall colors as well.

  • November 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm
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    Love the natural colors you used! I like the stamped leaves the best. thanks for the chance to win.

  • November 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm
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    Sarah, this is sooo cool! I have seen a few ideas with the block, but this is great and I love the texture. For the leaves, gotta say the stamped ones, just because it gives more depth and interest. Thanks for the fun opportunity and for sharing your talent!

  • November 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm
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    What a genius idea! I’m definitely going to give it a try. I prefer the stamped leaves…they are amazing!

  • November 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm
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    Hi Sarah! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! I really like the stamped leaves the best!

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