February 26, 2019


This has to be one of the easiest types of card you could make ever! Seriously. It takes little time and even less talent.

The most time-consuming aspect of the card is choosing colors and doing the die cutting.

Even though it is a simple card to put together, I think the effect is simply striking.

Don't you find the blocks on which I have mounted the floral diecuts intriguing? And they are so simple to do!

I used a clear acrylic block that measures 1 3/8" x 1 3/4" to create my blocks of color. You can use any size of acrylic stamp block you wish, depending on the number and look you are hoping to achieve.

To create this simple backdrop, once you have your colors of ink selected, simply ink up the block with one of the inks. Spritz it lightly -- so a few dots of water show up -- and stamp it directly onto your card in the spot you want it. 

Clean the block completely, and continue with the next color. Repeat until you have "stamped" the blocks of color that you need. If there is any extensive puddling of liquid, take an edge of paper towel and soak it up a bit.

I like to let these blocks of color dry completely on their own. I personally prefer the look of them naturally dried as opposed to using a Heat Tool to hurry along the drying time. 

As shown in the close-up photo, you can never predict or plan on the look of your block of color. You pretty much get what you get. Notice how all three of my color blocks each have a different look.

An alternative for this card would be to stamp your silhouette shape -- whatever shape you desire -- over the blocks of color. Stamping in black is always so striking. You could also then stamp your sentiment. 

Give this fun and easy technique a try. I don't think there is any way you can mess it up. Just spritz the water sparingly. I think that's the only secret.

P.S. This is the Valentine I made for my husband.



  1. That is so pretty! I love the use of negative space. Pinned.

  2. So serene and lovely what a great piece thanks for sharing
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