summer silhouette cas birthday

Watercolor Block Stamping

summer silhouette cas birthday

A single layer birthday card with no embellishments, unless you count glitter.  🙂  I’ve been wanting to try the watercolor block technique.  This entails coloring on an acrylic block and stamping with the block.  It’s a little trickier than I originally thought and it took me a few tries to get an effect I liked.

I used the Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise markers to scribble freely on an acrylic block.  Then I lightly spritzed the block with water before stamping on the Whisper White card stock.  It’s very important to spritz it lightly.  I sprayed it from about a foot away and only once.  Anymore water than that makes it too wet and the colors run and get messy.

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I stamped the Summer Silhouette images over the color blocks with Black StazOn ink.  When I stamped the lower images, I masked the bottom so the stems would not extend below the color blocks.

Using a two-way glue pen I tapped a little glue on the flower blooms to add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Can you see the glitter in the picture below?  Glitter is so hard to photograph.  🙁

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Card recipe:
Stamps:  Sweet Essential w-#126455 c-#126457, Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447
Ink: Black StazOn Stamp Pad #101406
Extras: Two-Way Glue Pen #100425, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023, In Color Markers #126856,  Brights Markers #119702


  1. Gail Schoolcraft

    How pretty! It will be easy to change colors up for any season on the acrylic block. I will have to try this with and without the water misting just to see the variation. Thanks for sharing!

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