Welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts’ Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop celebrating SA’s 2nd birthday.  Each person on the hop will be featuring birthday projects showcasing a different technique.  I’m in the middle of the pack of blogs, so you may have just visited Stamp a Little Longer and enjoyed Twila’s Collage Stamping projects.

Here I’ll present some projects showing Polished Stone technique.  Never used this technique?  I have a basic tutorial here to help, but today you’ll see some variations to keep things interesting.  To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects — check back next week for the complete stories! Click to enlarge the photos, please.

  1. This card was inspired by Sherri Barron.  If you checked out my Polished Stone tutorial, this is the same PS piece I used there.  In addition to ink, I’ve used Shimmer Paint on the Glossy White card stock panel.  The result reminded me of some sort of cherry swirl ice cream or luscious frosting, so why not make it part of a Chocolate Cherry Cupcake card?  (Frankly, it makes my mouth water!)  The frosting piece is punched right out of the horizontal panel, underneath the label.  Doing this avoids creating a larger or second polished stone panel.
  2. Debra Burgin Chocolate Cherry Cupcake

  3. My second card, Polished First Edition, uses Baja Breeze and neutral inks, plus some Smooch Spritz.  This really does look like stone!  I love this result, and the finished panel works so well with a River Rock card base and Baja Breeze flower.  I hated to cover up even a bit of the polished stone panel because it’s so darn pretty!
  4. Debra Burgin First Edition Polished Stone

  5. Let’s just agree that there’s nothing subtle about this Polished Wish card!  It’s a perfect birthday card for my granddaughter.  Here I debossed (embossed the back) of the polished stone circle.  I was going to do something here that didn’t work out — but you couldn’t tell that, could you?  No, I tell my stampers, never explain, never apologize!
  6. Debra Burgin Polished Wish

  7. I’ll end on a sublime note with this Polished Stone Face Clock, the face of which is a PS panel of neutral inks, stamped and heat embossed.  It has the look of mother-of-pearl.  Inspired by Sandi MacIver’s clocks, it could be a birthday present, but I am donating this to a benefit auction for the husband of a stamping friend.  I hope someone loves it — and pays big money for it!
  8. Debra Burgin Polished Stone Face

I enjoyed having you with me — I hope you were inspired! You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, Stampin’ on the Fly, to enjoy Jennifer’s projects using Clear Block Stamping.

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32 Responses to Welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts’ Birthday Blog Hop

  1. Heidi Baks says:

    Ooooh, love that clock box!

  2. Kandi says:

    Wowzers, that clock is gorgeous! Love to see old techniques in new ways

  3. Lois Hobson says:

    Great projects! My personal favorite is the PS First Edition. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Betty says:

    Wow those are pretty! I especially like the first one. The cupcake looks perfectly yummy!

  5. sue says:

    That clock deserves big bid! And the baja breeze/river rock card is beautiful!

  6. Chipper says:

    Debra, you just totally outdid yourself with all the polished stone. Everything is gorgeous!!

  7. Adriana b says:

    Oh my gosh, that clock is amazing! TFS the technique and your work.

  8. Tanya Boser says:

    Gorgeous stuff here Deb! And you all are making me hungry with all those cupcakes…
    And who knew the Polished Stone technique could have so many looks?!

  9. Yapha says:

    These all look so fabulous! I love that you punched out of the main piece in the first one and then covered it up! I’m sure your clock will go for lots of money!

  10. Jen Timko says:

    Where do I even start??!! The clock is fantastic but I am just in love with your second card. The colors are perfect and the Smooch Spritz makes it look so real. Such varied uses of this technique!

  11. Kim says:

    Just beautiful Deb! That clock project is over the top!

  12. Rhonda L says:

    Love the colors you choose for these!

  13. Michele says:

    They are all great but the clock is so awsome.

  14. Fabulous projects Debra!! What a fun technique! This is another one I need to try. I love the look of the polished stone on that second card. So pretty. Great job!

  15. MaryR says:

    wow! Beautiful projects! I just love all of these!

  16. Deb B (Debadoo) says:

    I love polished stone, and you did a wonderful job! Chocolate and Cherry is my favorite flavor combo I think. Love it! Too cute to do the PS for the icing. The piece with the newsprint is fantastic!! Really beautiful.

  17. What a wonderful variety of looks you’ve captured with the polished stone, Debra.

    I’d tell you how over the top lovely the clock is, but for some reason, I have this sudden and overwhelming desire for a chocolate cupcake with chreey swirl cream cheese frosting. . . . cannot break free. . . . resistance is futile. . . . .

  18. Love all of your projects the clock is WOW!!

  19. Carmen says:

    I am sure someone is going to love that clock because I sure do!! Actually I love all your projects!!

  20. Julia Sager says:

    You are really wonderful projects. Love, love, love that clock!!

  21. amysings says:

    Wow, wow, wow! I love all your projects, but that clock “takes the birthday cake”!!! Way to go, Debra!

  22. Cindy E. says:

    This is a favorite technique of mine, and you really made it shine! (Get it? Polished…shine….oh, never mind) I love that clock and hope it goes for big $$, too!

  23. Trina Caraway says:

    Beautiful! I really like the First Edition Card.

  24. Trina Caraway says:

    Love the clock, too! Great work!

  25. Marlene says:

    All are very pretty, but I really love the second card!! I must try!

  26. I’ve never seen polished stone look so great! I love the rock-like effect you got!

  27. Susan G says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! and clever…how did you make the clock? LOVE everything.
    Susan

  28. Twila Davis says:

    Wow Debra what a great assortment of projects. Gotta love that 2nd card and that clock is amazing!

  29. Debra, I love the way you showcased the polished stone technique. The projects are all very beautiful.

  30. rhondag says:

    Such pretty projects! Great job showing a lovely variety of ways polished stone can look!

  31. emily says:

    I love this technique. I am going to have to take a look at your tutorial and give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  32. Wow Deb! Everything you made is beautiful, and what a great variation on colors and uses of polished stone!

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