Acrylic Block Technique with A Touch of Ink

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set which is FREE with qualifying orders until 2/28/21!

I love playing with the Acrylic Block Technique! For this technique, you essentially use your acrylic blocks like stamps. You simply apply ink to the block, spray with some water, and then stamp the block onto your cardstock. You can use whatever paper you like. I’ve used watercolor paper on my projects which is my preference.

In this post, you’ll see that I’ve created my card design with three different color schemes! The first version uses Pool Party and Petal Pink inks for stamping with my acrylic blocks. The background script images are stamped in Gray Granite ink.

Here’s my first card:

In today's post, I'll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.

Now even though I stamped with Pool Party ink for the top block shape, when I went to pick the other layers for this card, the focal piece looked best with a Mint Macaron card base instead of a Pool Party card base.

In today's post, I'll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.

For my second color scheme, the only thing I’ve changed is the color of the top block shape and the card base.

The new color used here is Pear Pizzaz.

In today's post, I'll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.

One of the elements on these cards that I especially love is the splattered droplets of color. I simply applied ink to the acrylic block, sprayed generously with water, and then shook the block over the focal piece.

In today's post, I'll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.

Here’s my third and final card made with the Acrylic Block Technique.

Again I’ve only changed the color of the top block and card base. In this case, the new color is Balmy Blue.

In today's post, I'll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.

A few important tips:

  • Start with all the wet and watery steps including doing the Acrylic Block Technique and applying your splattered colors.
  • When doing these steps with watery shapes, make sure to dry your surface with a heat tool between EACH element; So, between each application of color with your acrylic block and after each color of splatters is applied. This will help to make sure the colors don’t mix and get muddy looking.
  • After the watery steps are completed, and the surface is bone dry, you can then stamp your images over the top. (If you stamp your images first the ink may bleed when doing the watery steps.)
In today's post, I'll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my project with the Acrylic Block Technique and the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set!

In today's post, I'll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.

As a reminder, you have until 2/28/21 to get the A Touch of Ink stamp set for free with a qualifying order in my online store.

Plus, when you place an order of $50 in merchandise or more, using my current hostess code you’ll get to pick a gift from me also. Do NOT use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more. In that case, you still get a gift from me, plus you’ll get hostess rewards too!

Here are this month’s gift options:

Free Gift with Hostess Code 2/21

At the end of this post, you’ll find a video tutorial plus dimensions and supply lists for these cards. The supply list includes links to my online store for your convenience!

Keep in mind, in the video I’ve shared a second card layout featuring the Stampin’ Up! A Touch of Ink Stamp Set. There is a separate blog post for that project which you can find by clicking on the following link: https://melissascraftingtreehouse.com/stampin-up-a-touch-of-ink-stamp-set/

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


More Going On Now


Click HERE to Shop in my Online Store Now!

Current Hostess Code:

RWUCFUW7

Use the current hostess code to get Free Card Kits and other perks with your qualifying purchases!

If your order is $150 or more Do NOT use the hostess code! You’ll get hostess rewards AND Free Card Kits too!

Not sure how to apply the Hostess Code? Click HERE to learn more.


Get Free Products during Sale-A-Bration when you Shop, Host, or Buy the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!

Sale-A-Bration Jan 2021

See the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog PDF by clicking below.

January to June 2021 MiniCatalog

Check out the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog PDF below.

2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog Cover

Learn how to make this project and one additional card in my Facebook Live video tutorial here:

The project demonstration begins at around 13 minutes in case you’d like to jump ahead.

If you watched this video here on my blog and enjoyed it, please go on over to my YouTube channel and give it a Thumbs Up, Share it with friends and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. I’d be so grateful! Plus, once you subscribe, you’ll have the option to click on the bell, to be notified whenever I publish a new video.


Project Dimensions:

  • Card Body in Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue, or Pear Pizzazz: 4-1/4″ x 11″
  • Black Layer: 3-3/4″ x 4-7/8″
  • Watercolor Paper Focal Piece: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Project Supplies:



Tags:

About Me Page

I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

May 2024 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

May 6, 2024
Posted in ,
The May 2024 Color Challenge features a gorgeous and elegant, color scheme! My project features the Simply Zinnia Stamp Set.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and May 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Stacey Marsh’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

April 2024 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

April 1, 2024
Posted in ,
Today's project features the Spotlight On Nature bundle. This project was created for the April 2024 Color Challenge and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and April 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Stacy Marsh’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! […]

See the 2024 – 2026 In Colors and Delicate Forest Set!

March 23, 2024
Posted in ,
Check out the 2024 - 2026 In Colors and these gorgeous, simple cards made with the Delicate Forest Stamp Set!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing the 2024 – 2026 In Colors and some simple, gorgeous cards made with the Delicate Forest Stamp Set! These projects were shared in my recent YouTube live as part of my 21st Anniversary festivities. Make sure to check out the “More Going On Now” Section later in this post […]

March 2024 Color Challenge & Color Fusers Blog Hop

March 4, 2024
Posted in ,,
The March 2024 Color Challenge & Blog Hop is live. My project features the Everyday Details Bundle including beautiful, line drawn images.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and March 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Brenda Nelson’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Cards with the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle

February 23, 2024
Posted in ,
The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

The cards in today’s post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors. The Thoughtful Expressions Bundle is a new item in the January to April mini-catalog. This project highlights my favorite image in the set which is this lovely hummingbird. These cards also feature four of […]

Make these stunning cards with embossing paste!

February 9, 2024
Posted in ,,
Learn how to create some beautiful, striking cards with Shimmery White Embossing Paste and the Foursquare Decorative Masks.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some gorgeous cards that use Shimmery White Embossing Paste. These cards are variations of my February 2024 Color Challenge project. I just had to keep playing with Shimmery White Embossing Paste and this scrumptious color scheme including three of the 2022 – 2024 InColors. These colors will be retiring […]

February 2024 Color Challenge & Color Fusers Blog Hop

February 5, 2024
Posted in ,
The February 2024 Color Challenge features a gorgeous color combination! My project was made with masks and Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and February 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Kim McGillis‘s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Make this Easy DIY Valentine Treat Wrapper!

January 26, 2024
Posted in ,
Learn how to make this quick and easy DIY Valentine Treat Wrapper! They're made with Sale-A-Bration products that you can get for FREE!

Check out this quick and easy DIY Valentine Treat Wrapper! Get the products I used to make this project for Free during Sale-A-Bration! The DIY Valentine Treat Wrapper you see below is just one of several versions of my design! I’ve had so much fun making these and giving them to crafty friends. I’ve saved […]

Simple Cardmaking with Embossing Folders

January 13, 2024
Posted in ,
Cardmaking with embossing folders is an easy way to add texture & dimension in one quick step! It can add interest to designer papers too!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite things, cardmaking with embossing folders. Cardmaking with embossing folders offers a super easy way to add texture and dimension in one quick step! Plus, it’s a great way to add interest to designer papers too! In this post, you’ll see two cards made with some […]

January 2024 Color Challenge & Color Fusers Blog Hop

January 1, 2024
Posted in ,
The January 2024 Color Challenge & Blog Hop features a bright & cheery color combination! My project features the Botanical Beauty Stamp Set.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and January 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Brenda Nelson’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Simple Christmas Card with Watercoloring

December 9, 2023
Posted in ,,
simple christmas card with watercoloring

Today’s post features a stunning and simple Christmas Card with watercoloring, that anyone can make! I’ve included photos in this post of three versions of my card simple Christmas Card with watercoloring. This first photo is the simplest of the three. For these cards, I’ve used various circular objects to stamp the outlines of my […]

December 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

December 4, 2023
Posted in ,
December 2023 Color Challenge

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and December 2023 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Kim McGillis’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]