Monday, August 6, 2007

Marbled Polished Stone Technique

Here is one of the cards that my stamp club will be making tomorrow. This uses Polished Stone Technique, but kicks it up a notch!

For the polished stone background, I used Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue re-inkers. I put some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, then applied a few drops of each colour and dabbed them onto some glossy white cardstock. After that dried, I put a few drops of each colour into an empty stamp container with about four marbles. I closed the container and rolled the marbles around until they were coated with ink. Then I put the cardstock in the container and rolled the marbles over the polished stone pattern. (It's okay that the back of the cardstock is totally covered in ink as well!)

After the cardstock dried, I stamped the butterfly from Priceless (my new favourite stamp set!) in black Staz-On, then matted it onto Perfect Plum and Basic Black cs.

The card base is Perfect Plum as well. I stamped the left side in Basic Black with the large flourish from Priceless. Then I adhered the matted butterfly piece on the right and added some Basic Black grosgrain ribbon down the middle. Easy!


Mistylynn said...

What a beautiful card. I love the technique. Thanks for stopping by!

Rose Ann said...

Your marbled polished stone looks very nice, and I love the swirls! Pretty card!

Corie said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

carrie said...

Great job! This has some big punch to it.

dd2njoy said...

Beautiful Shannon!! What a great technique!