Have you heard of the Polished Stone Technique? It’s an oldie, but goodie and so quick and easy you’ll want to crate a whole batch of backgrounds for your next card making session.
My color combo is Highland Heather, Pool Party and Blackberry Bliss. By heat embossing the gorgeous floral image from the Climbing Roses set, it took this card to the next level. Because each card is different, you’ll really have fun with this technique.
Why is it called polished stone? Doesn’t the finished product remind you of a slab of marble? I think so. And this is yet another way of “coloring” that big floral image without using markers, making it very quick and easy.
I love finishing off the inside of my cards. The trellis die cut was trimmed and used both on the front and inside of the card. That’s the perfect way to use up every smidge of your die cuts.
I hope you can see the sparkle on both the butterfly element and the leaves under that lovely little bow. I used Wink of Stella to add just the right amount of bling.
The little detail on the sentiment was done with a 1/2″ circle punch. You can use that little technique on any size sentiment. Would you like to learn more about that and the polished stone technique? I’ve filmed a video tutorial to show you how.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Mat – Pool Party CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Polished Stone Mat – Glossy White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Trellis Die Cut – Blackberry Bliss CS – 2 1/2″ x 5″
- Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 1″
- Leaves – Pool Party CS – 1 1/2″ x 2″
- Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Small Rose – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″
- Ribbon – Highland Heather 1/4″ Organdy – about 8″
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Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!