I think I have mentioned that I really love the Polished Stone technique. Stampin’ Up! brought back their glossy cardstock, and I am just so excited about that. This is a technique that you can use year ’round for all different types of cards. Choose colors that work well together. You can go monochromatic or change it up a bit. Have fun! Get inky!
I do let these pieces dry overnight before I make anything with them. I used the piece I created to make butterflies and dragonflies. I have used the sheet as a layer as well. They are just SO pretty!
What you need: Rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, reinkers, glossy cardstock
Put the rubbing alcohol on your cotton ball, and then drop one or two drops of reinker kind of spread out on the cotton ball. I don’t use more than three colors so it doesn’t get muddy. If you are unsure, test it on a scrap first. Dab it all over your glossy cardstock. Let it dry. It should dry quickly, but to be really certain I let it dry overnight.
My apologies that I apparently over-cropped the picture, but I guess in a way it works out so you can see the detail even better of the polished stone technique.
Have you ever tried this technique? Do you have fun with it?
There will be more cards coming up using different color combinations. I hope I don’t bore you with them. 🙂
Stampin’ Up! Product Used:
Card Stock: Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Glossy
Ink: Regal Rose and Melon Mambo reinkers
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Butterflies Thinlits, Rhinestone jewels, Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folder, Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper
Non SU! Product:
Papertrey Ink card stock, rubbing alcohol, cotton balls