First Edition Polished Stone

Debra Burgin First Edition Polished StoneWere you on the Stampin’ Addicts blog hop over the weekend?  Then you’ve already seen this card, and you may see details on my other hop projects coming up, too.

The slight variation on the Polished Stone technique that I used here was to spray the finished panel with Smooch Spritz — and then I think I used an alcohol-soaked cotton ball to encourage more movement of the ink and Spritz.  That’s what I think I did, but I didn’t take notes on my experiments (not very scientific!).

And that’s my advice, really.  Mess around with the re-inkers and paint and see what happens!  This particular result has a lot of variety in the ink, as you can see below.

Debra Burgin First Edition Polished Stone zoom

I made the flower a bit more shabby by using the Faux Suede technique on just one flower cut from card stock:  just work the die cut piece across a bone folder (similar to curling a ribbon) or against the edge of a table until the layers separate.  Then very, very carefully pull apart the layers.  The faux bow from Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Crochet Trim (I can’t keep enough on hand!) is made using my Pinch and Cinch technique.

Ink:  Classic re-inkers (Sahara Sand, River Rock, Baja Breeze)

Paper:  River Rock, Glossy White, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper*, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy

Other:  Smooch Spritz (Silver Foil), Scalloped Edge punch, Fun Flowers die, Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Crochet Trim (Victoria), 5/16″ Jumbo Brad (Silver), cotton balls, rubbing alcohol

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