Stamping with Markers and Clear Blocks

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Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss; Stamps: Touches of Textures, Recht uit het Hart (Flourishing Phrases); block H

A new stamping technique with my Stampin’ Write Markers

For a few weeks now, I am the proud owner of the “Many Marvelous Markers” from Stampin ‘Up! I am super happy with them and keep trying out new things. One of the things I wanted to try was a technique where you apply the ink with markers on a clear block and then stamp with that clear block. I have seen this technique somewhere, but unfortanely can’t remember where. On YouTube I found a brief  instruction by Karen Titus, where she explains this technique.

The ‘Markers on Clear Block Stamping Technique’

It is a very simple technique. You take a clear block that it is clean.  Because any spots  will be visibale on the stamped paper. Then you color your block with your Stampin’ Write Markers. It doesn’t matter what colors and how you put on the ink. I chose to put on stripes of color.

With a spritser you spray, from some distance, a lot of water on your block. If you do not want the colors to run into each other, you must ensure that you keep the block straight, even if you turn the block over for stamping.

Then you press the block on a piece of Whisper White Paper. Keep pushing the block on the paper untill you can’t see the ink moving anymore and all the ink is absorbed by the paper.

Colors: Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade

When you take the block of the paper, you will see that hardly any ink is left on your block and you have a beautiful colored background. That’s all there is to it.


Colors: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, BlackBerry Bliss

You can practice a little with how much water you should spay on the block, and you will see you get different results.


Colors left: Daffodil. Delight, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay; Right: Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape

All you now need to do is let the paper dry and then just stamp an image over the background.

Stamping and embossing on the colored background

I made several cards. Some I stamped with ink and others I embossed. So you can make many different cards. You can also vary with the size of clear block you use for stamping.

Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss; Stamps: Bouquet full of good wishes, Picture Perfect; block H

Here I stamped with Memento ink, using the Stamparatus, so I could stamp several times, ensuring an even black image.

Colors: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue, Blueberry bushel; Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams, Straight from the Heart; block E

The Dragonflies on this card are stamped with Night of Navy ink. Again, I used the Stamparatus to stamp the Dragonflies multiple times. This ensures you get a beautiful stamped image.

Color: Pear Pizzazz, Granny Apple Green, Green Garden, Shaded Spruce; Stamps: Putting The Bloemetjes; block D

The twig and the text from the Petal Passion stamp set I stamped with Versamark and then embossed in gold.

Christmas Card

Colors: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel; Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Van Alles Wat (Itty Bitty Greetings); Block E

For the Sheltering Tree card I stamped the tree and the text in Night of Navy ink. Then I stamped the snowflakes on the tree and the snow on the groud with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.

Color: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade; Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams Of All Things; block B

Here I used a B block to stamp three times with the same colors. Then I cut out the three squares and temporarily adhered them to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. Using the Stamparatus, I stamped the Dragonfly with Memento ink on the squares and the card base. Then I removed the squares from the card base and stamped the  Dragonfly exactly in the sameplace on the  card base. With dimensionals I adhered the squares back in place.  I used “Lieve Groet” (Sweet Greetings)  from the “Van Alles Wat” (Itty Betty Greetings) stamp set to complete the card.

As you can see there are endless possibilities.  Happy stamping!


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