Thursday, January 27, 2011

Polished Stone

I made this card as an organized swap for Stampin' Up!'s Convention last July.  I used the technique Polished Stone.  In the past, I had always used a metallic reinker.  Unfortunately Stampin' Up! discontinued them.  I substituted Champagne Mist Shimmery Paint and it worked just as well.  Basically you make a large sheet using this technique then use it as needed.  Starting with Glossy White Paper, put some Shimmery Mist Paint on a cotton ball and randomly dab the entire paper.  Next saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.  Add several drops of Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, and Real Red re-inkers.  Dab onto the Glossy White Paper starting in one corner and completely covering the surface.  Let dry.  Stamp Upsy Daisy using VersaMark Ink.  Dip in Black Embossing Powder, heat set.  Mat on Basic Black then Pumpkin Pie.  Add Black taffeta Ribbon.  I often forget to wipe the surface with the Embossing Buddy prior to stamping with VersaMark and covering with embossing powder.  This is critical when using black embossing powder.


  1. Wonderful card Kay! I love the polished stone technique. You can really blend so many colors and create beautiful backgrounds just like yours.

  2. Polished Stone is my absolute favorite technique! Love your colors here, Kay!