It’s been awhile since I played along with the clean&simple challenge. I really liked this week’s sketch, and I wanted to get back into it.

I decided that square would be perfect for Clear Block stamping. That is where you put ink directly on the clear block itself to make a background for your image. I inked up Clear Block D with Pool Party ink to create this one. It doesn’t cover everything perfectly, but that’s part of the appeal of this technique. I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up just the outline of the Jewish star, and not the Shalom in the middle.

Stamps: Shalom
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo
Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Other: Clear Block D

When I went back to look at the sketch, I realized I had strayed more from it than I usually do. Oh, and I hand wrote the Mazel Tov at the bottom with my Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker. Don’t forget, this gorgeous Shalom stamp is only available until May 30th!