Welcome to the December edition of the International Blog Highlights. We are demonstrators from all across the globe who have created a card especially for this hop. We invite you to vote for your favorites and I hope that will include my card!
I chose to use the Polished Stone technique this month. I’ve always heard about this technique but I had never tried it. Yesterday, I gave it a go! I’m so pleased with it. The Polished Stone technique is fun, easy, and beautiful. You’ve got to try it. If you’d like to vote for my card right now, just click on the button below.
Recipe for The Polished Stone Thank You Card
Here are the measurements for the papers I used:
Pretty Peacock Card Base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Blueberry Bushel Mat 5 1/2″ x 2 1/8″
Basic White Mat 5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
Thick Basic White 5 1/2″ x 2″
Scrap of Balmy Blue for die cut circle
INstructions for Polished Stone Card
- After preparing your Thick Basic White cardstock with the embossing buddy, use White Craft ink to stamp the both snowflakes from the Beary Cute stamp set. TIP: I put both stamps on one block and rotated the block each time I stamped.
- Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and melt with the Heat Tool.
- Drop 1-2 drops each of Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, and Pool Party onto a glass craft mat or each on a small acrylic block.
- Wet three cotton balls with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol.
- Starting with Lost Lagoon, dip the wet cotton ball in the ink.
- Pounce your cotton ball onto the embossed card stock in a random pattern.
- Continue with the Pretty Peacock and the Pool Party until your card stock is covered.
- Dab a small border of ink on the Basic White mat for the inside of your card. (See photo below)
- Gently wipe the ink from the embossed images with a microfiber cloth or paper towel.
- Dry gently with the heat tool.
- Splatter with White Craft Ink.
- Adhere the embossed layer to the Blueberry Bushel mat and then the Basic White Mat.
- Wrap with ribbon and tie a faux bow.
- Adhere to the front of the card base.
- White heat emboss “Thank You” from the Charming Sentiments stamp set on a scrap of Balmy Blue card stock. Die cut with the Stylish Shapes circle die.
- Pop the sentiment up on the card front.
- Add several Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels around the sentiment and in the center of the snowflakes.
- Stamp a few snow flakes in stamped off Lost Lagoon ink on the Polished Stone border of your inside mat. Adhere to the inside.
I really hope that you will give this technique a try. I think you will love it. If you’d prefer to watch how to make the card, you can catch a replay of my FaceBook live demonstration by clicking on the photo below. You’ll be able to see a few other cards I made with the same technique.
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Here are two more cards I made with the same Polished Stone Technique.
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