Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Polished Stone Technique Card

I’ve been playing around with the polished stone technique… the colors and splotches kind of remind me of the natural Granite Countertops in my kitchen and and Master Bath… I made a ton of different experimental samples… and decided to put this one on a card to share with you!  Even though it has a  three dimensional tattered rose with a glimmer brad center and double loop bow, it still has a very masculine feel, don’t you think?


All those speckles and dots on the Early espresso cardstock are actually Champagne Shimmer Mist… difficult to capture on film they are much prettier in person… no dots and clumps of glitter, just a fine spray and coverage.  I love making Double Loop Bows on my fingers…they really add a wow factor to a simple card too.  The tattered rose was made with a collection of Newsprint and Deck the Halls Designer Series Papers punched with the scallop circle and 1” circle punches.  I sprayed them down with Rubbing Alcohol and then scrunched them up before assembling them into a flower.  I use Rubbing Alcohol a lot in my paper crafting because it dries so quickly and although may stink for a minute or two, the odor is completely gone long before I am done working on the card.  Here’s a close up photo of the tattered rose and double loop bow. GrungeBirthday_PolishedStone

The Glimmer Brads are so much fun!  The brads come in five different color families, sell for $4.95 per container and may be found on page 36 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Shown on this card:  one of the bright silver brads from the Glimmer Basics family.

Stamps and Supplies used in today’s Polished Stone Tattered Rose Card:

Stamps:  Heard from the Heart

Classic Ink Refills:  Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Cardstock:  Glossy White, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Sahara Sand

Designer Series Paper:  Newsprint, Deck the Halls

Big Shot Machine and Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing folder

Accessories:  Glimmer Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, 5/8” Satin Ribbon (Basic Black), scallop circle punch, 1” circle punch, silver brads, Champagne  and Frost White Shimmer Paint, Rubbing Alcohol, Spritzer, Versamark Ink, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Technique:  Polished Stone (Splitcoast Stampers in the Resource Section)

Gosh, can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?  Where has this year gone?  I hope you’ll be spending the day with close friends and family… And just think, Christmas is just over a month away… have you started making your Christmas Cards yet?  Order all your stamps and supplies at my Online Stampin’ Up! Store!



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1 comment:

teresea said...

I'm going to have to try that technique. It looks really cool. I'm following you...#276 from SC.