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Friday, 30 November 2018

Totally Techniques Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Blog Hop - Polished Stone

Hello all, welcome to November's  Totally Techniques Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Blog hop.  You might have just checked in from my lovely friend Kelly over in the USA.  She's sharing an awesome design, so be sure to right around the hop to see hers (if you started here) and all the other demonstrator designs.    This month we are sharing the Polished Stone technique. It's really simple and you can create your own designs and then die cut or use as a patterned paper.  

For my card I used the shadow/aperture left once I had die cut the largest snowflake from the very very soon to retire  snowfall thin lets as a frame over my polished stone piece.  I've added a galvanised metallic snowflake and one of glimmer paper.   The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Winter catalogue set Merry Christmas to All and is heat embossed with whisper white on black card.  To add more sparkle I wrapped several rounds of silver thread across the base of the card having 'knicked' the two sides with a 1/8" circle punch.  I've added a matting layer of the galvansied metallic foil card and a snowflake trinket.  
To create the Polished Stone 
1. Soak a cotton wool ball/pad in rubbing alcohol.
2. Add drops of ink to the pad this can be a single colour or two or three. You can experiment with colour mixes, but darker probably needs less drops so as not to over power the lighter tones.
3. Squeeze and dab the pad all over glossy card stock. 
4. Allow to dry a little it doesn't take long as the alchol evaporates.
5. As it dries soak another cotton wool ball with rubbing alcohol and add drops of another colour ink and a drop of shimmer paint.  There are four to choose from in the current Stampin' Up! winter catalogue Bright Copper, Champagne Mist, Frost White, and Vegas Gold.  I used the Champagne Mist for this design. 
6. Gently squeeze, while dabbing to spread the shimmer and additonal colour across your work.  
7. You can revisit with the first colours if you wish or create a lighter version on an additional piece of glossy card stock to create another project. 

To this particular piece I also added some splatter. To do this I put the nib of a Stampin' Marker into carefully into the marker lid and flicked the nib out repeatedly to splatter ink over the polished stone which then gives the impression of more texture within the faux stone. 

I used Pool Party, Balmy Blue inks and Champagne Mist shimmer paint.  The Poppy Parade marker was used for the splatter. 
Enjoy the hop! 
Zoe x

Blog List 

  1. 1. Zoe Tant - UK - You're here
  2. 2. Shannean Moncrieff - Australia
  3. 3. Nadine Weiner - Germany
  4. 4. Lynsay Mahon - Canada
  5. 5. Barbara Meyer - Austria
  6. 6. Kelly Acheson - USA

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  1. Love this project Zoe - the colours are perfect for for a classy Christmas and the gloss of the polished stone really does look like glistening snowflakes! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. What a stunning card Zoe, I love the design and the frosty blue tones, super technique too, Kate x

  3. Thanks for this blog post, read it on 3/12/18 around 18.00, collected the equipment needed and took it Guides at 19.00, they then used the Pop of Petals stamp and punch to make Christmas cards, saved by the bell tonight, they loved them, thanks Zoe.

  4. Lovely, elegant Christmas card! The little details with the thread and the little circles punched on the edge are so cute.

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  6. A lovely sweet and adorable card.


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