Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Polished stoneTechnique

I am finally sharing the last technique that Heidi challenged us to do in our stamp group. I wanted to finish a second card I had a mind to try before I shared the technique. Polished stone technique, I didn't follow it exactly but HERE is a link to the technique, I just googled it, so you can google and see what video's are out there on this technique.

Many of them use reinkers, I used Alcohol inks and instead of the rubbing alcohol I used alcohol blending solution. I didn't use enough blending solution I think, but I love the way they turned out.

Now for what I made with them. I stamped onto them using Stazon ink since they are done on glossy cardstock.  The first one is the one I finished for the challenge.

I just love how colorful it makes the flowers without having to color them.

Stampabilities -- F 1188 (poinsettia stamp)
Martha Stewart - Snowflakes embossing plate and leaf punch
David Tutera -- Celebrate sentiements
Liquid Pearls -- Lemon Yellow

The next one I just finished finally and Love this one too.  After stamping and cutting it out the ends curled and I started to try and flatten them but when I laid against the card I liked that look so I kept the ends curled and applied foam adhesive to the back to give it a little dimension.

PSX - Holly stamp
Martha Stewart - Snowflake embossing plate
Stampabilities -- We wish you a merry Christmas sentiment stamp
Sequins (berries)
Here is another picture of it, I had a hard time with getting a picture with no shine on them.

I will be making more of these :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Lovely cards! The white backgrounds work so well with the pretty polished stone focal points. I really like this second card I hadn't seen before. The curling up edges works nicely to add dimension!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Both are so beautiful and festive. I love using alcohol inks for backgrounds but don't use them often enough for stamped images or dies like you did. They turned out perfect! Really love the second card.

Unknown said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I haven't done that technique in ages! Your Poinsettias are glorious and I totally adore your Holly one too! Beautifully designed, love the texture!

Darlene said...

OH WOW how beautiful! Gosh I haven't done this technique in ages ... thanks for inspiration! Fabulous creations!

Donna Ellis said...

I love what you did with the technique, Connie! And I love using my inks in this fashion. However, I am Staz-on challenged! No matter what I do, the ink does not stay on top of the paper! It always pulls itself back off onto the stamp. I've even had people watch me, and it still happens, but not to them! LOL However, you have me thinking that maybe I should just use VersaMark and EP, so that I can still enjoy the beauty that technique brings to cardmaking! Thank you for the inspiration from two fabulous creations! Happy Thanksgiving, Connie! hugs, de

Christine said...

So,so pretty & festive, Connie!

Alex said...

Connie ~ thank you again SO much for my lovely 'Moving House' card ~ I was so pleased with it (as you could hopefully tell from my message!!) You excelled yourself!
This latest technique really looks sumptuous and rich ~ I love the white snowflake embossing too ~ so pretty!
Many blessings,

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Connie these are great, and of course simply perfect for Christmas.
Those who receive these lovely cards are going to be over-joyed.

Enjoy your week

All the best Jan

Janice said...

Both are beautiful Christmas cards. What a great technique!

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Connie, this is a beautiful technique and makes for a gorgeous card. Love the colors, and for Christmas it's so pretty and festive. Your talents are beyond the moon my friend. I love everything you create.
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings xo

Daniela said...

Honestly I consider you a complete artist, my darling Connie, and every new card you give life to is telling me that I'm not mistaking !

Wishing you all my best for your coming Thanksgiving Day,
I'm sending blessings of joy to you and your dear ones

Xx Dany

Leslie Miller said...

Well, first of all... gorgeous cards, Connie! You really outdid yourself with these with all that pristine white and the beautiful stamps. Flawless cutting. I like the curl on the holly leaves, and the sequins for berries. Seriously, "gorgeous" hardly covers it! Love, LOVE the embossing folders you used, especially the first card. Now... funny you should bring up the polished stone technique. The other day I mentioned I was thinking of acetate window, but I was also thinking of polished stone. This is one of the few techniques I used to enjoy doing. I found a finished background when I was clearing my stamp room. I've always used reinkers and 91% alcohol. I usually didn't add gold, but now that I have gold watercolor paint I might like to splatter some on there. See, there you go being all inspiring again. Happy Thanksgiving, Connie!

Laura said...

You know of all the times I've done this technique I've never stamped an image and die cut it. After seeing your awesome creations I'm seriously questioning myself! These are simply gorgeous and the depth, dimension and shine from the polished stone technique is amazing. Thanks for sharing, you've inspired me!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

gorgeous cards and technique, have you tried yupo paper? it is awesome with this technique
I come to wish you a very happy thanksgiving...many blessings hugs Bibiana, your californian friend

Debbie said...

both are really beautiful!! do you make all the christmas cards you send out??

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are so pretty Connie. Love the technique and the look... especially on the holly leaves.

Hussena said...

The technique looks really amazing. I love the poinsettia's on the white background. They stand out really well and the second card is wonderful too. Great work!

Linda Carson said...

Wow! Both cards are stunning beauties! Love the textures big time!