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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
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.