Stamping Techniques and Tips from Jackie Bolhuis at Klompenstampers

Today’s TECHNIQUES & TIPS is kinda a BLAST FROM THE PAST!  It’s called POLISHED STONE and this is a technique that was very popular a long time ago.  I think it’s time to bring it back!  It’s easy, but a bit messy!  You can’t be afraid to get inky fingers!

And, since its an old technique, I thought I would use an old stamp set–LOVELY AS A TREE

Did you know this is the oldest stamp set in the catalog.  I think it made it’s debut in 2001.  Do you have it???

Polished Stone technique using Stampin' Up! reinkers and glossy cardstock. Directions and video on the blog.

The easiest way to share this technique is with a video.  So……here you go.

 

 

One of the fun things about this technique is that every time you do it it will look different–no 2 are the same!

Step by Step Instructions for project posted

  • You will need:  Rubbing Alcohol, Cotton Ball, and 3 Reinkers (for this card I have Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz & Wild Wasabi)

Polished Stone Technique

  • Saturate your cotton ball with the alcohol

Polished Stone Technique

  • Put about 3 drops of each of the reinkers on the cotton ball–make sure to spread them out a bit

Polished Stone Technique

  • Dab cotton ball all over GLOSSY CARDSTOCK until it is completely covered–let dry (doesn’t take very long at all!)

Polished Stone Technique

Polished Stone Technique

  • Complete card as desired!

Polished Stone technique using Stampin' Up! reinkers and glossy cardstock. Directions and video on the blog.

Card Recipe for project posted

  • Crumb Cake Card Base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black:  5 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Glossy Cardstock:  5″ x 2 1/2″
  • Reinkers Used:  Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz

Here is another one I made with this fun technique:

Polished Stone technique using Stampin' Up! reinkers and glossy cardstock. Directions and video on the blog.

Card Recipe for project posted

  • Crumb Cake Card Base:  11″ x 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black:  3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″
  • Glossy Cardstock:  3″ x 3″
  • Whisper White:  1 1/4″ circle
  • Basic Black:  1 3/8″ circle
  • Reinkers Used:  Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette

Polished Stone technique using Stampin' Up! reinkers and glossy cardstock. Directions and video on the blog.

 Products used on project posted today
Here are the products used on these cards.  If you’d like to order any of these products, or anything else, just click on a picture to go to the online store and place your order!
 Polished Stone background technique using Stampin' Up! reinkers and Glossy cardstock. Video and step by step instructions posted.

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As always, if you have any questions, or if I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to be that person.  I would love to send you a catalog, help you decide what you need, or teach you what you’d like to know.

Have a stamp happy day. Jackie Bolhuis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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