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Blue Block Stamping and Making your own image using Fun Foam by April Williams

(using embossing folders or other texture elements, including rubber stamps)

Today I am showing how to do blue block stamping. This is an old technique, but I always love the effect of it.

Supplies:

  1. blue foam block or 2 layers of fun foam ( acrylic block )
  2. embossing folder
  3. pigment or die ink pad
  4. 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!

Sparkle N Sprinkle Products:

  1. Gathering Flowers stamp
  2. I Just Love You saying
  3. Bubble Gum glitter




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