Friday, June 12, 2009

Polished Stone

This week on Stamp TV Gina K showed us how to do the Polished Stone technique. I had read about it before but never actually tried it. SO tonight I pulled out the materials and tried it - it was really fun and made an amazing background!

I used So Saffron and Always Artichoke inks then used a copper Adirondack mixative. This is what my polished stone looked like when I finished before I used it on my card:

Then this is what I created with it - I stamped the butterfly from Gina K's Take Flight set with Versamark onto vellum then embossed it with SU copper embossing powder. I stamped another butterfly in copper metallic ink onto vanilla CS - then used my nesties to cut and did some sponging with So Saffron. The vellum butterfly is mounted on top of the stamped one for a 3D effect but I couldn't get a good picture from the side - my camera disk was full and I have to back it up before I delete! I added copper card stock for matting, some Ivory Sateen Flowers (GinaK) and some amber bling to the flowers to create the final look.

Finally - I finished up with the theme and the sentiment on the inside. If you have not yet checked out StampTV do so and play along with all the fabulous challenges - prizes offered for every challenge :-)
Thanks for taking time to look - have a great weekend.

10 comments:

Betty Benton said...

You stepped up to this challenge and ran with it! Gorgeous card, Pam. It caught my eye immediately in the gallery at StampTV!

Brenda said...

Pam this is beautiful. A real eye catcher. TFS

saspnll said...

Pam this is really nice. I am finally stamping again this evening.

Carolina said...

Gorgeous card!!! You seriously nailed the challenge - love it Pam!!!

Deanna said...

Wow Pam, stunning!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card. I love that butterfly with this technique.

Lois said...

Good job with that polished stone. I like the way you pulled everything to the inside, too.

Ally said...

Beautiful!! So perfect with that butterfly too!!

Jennie said...

Pam this is gorgeous! Love the colors and design. Great job on the challenge, you did it perfectly! :o))

Kristin Bueter said...

Wow! Love the polished stone you created! I haven't heard of this technique...hopefully I can give it a try this month some time. Beautiful presentation/layout and love the layering and flowers! Such a BEAUTY!

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