Give Your Handmade Cards the Look of Polished Stone

You’ll get big WOWs when you give your handmade cards the look of Polished Stone.  If you’ve been following Stamping Madly, you’ve seen some samples.  Today I want to share a couple more AND give you the technique video I promised.  You can see recent posts on cards using the Polished Stone Technique using these links:  Daisy Delight and Beautiful You.

The magic of this technique is created by using Glossy White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills, and alcohol.  It’s super simple, and so impressive!

This card is similar to the Beautiful You card I showed earlier this week (which was also the card tutorial for Newsletter subscribers).  The difference is that I used another piece of Polished Stone for the background instead of cardstock.

Beautiful You Stamp Set and Polished Stone Technique

The video below shows how to create the background in this Dragonfly Dreams card.

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and Polished Stone Technique

The background in this Bright Wishes card has the feel of a stormy day.

Bright Wishes Stamp Set and Polished Stone Technique

Here’s the video showing you how to make your own Polished Stone Technique backgrounds.

As it says in the video, now it’s your turn to play with this awesome technique!  Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how you like it.

If you need supplies to make Polished Stone Background, I’ll be happy to help you with an order.  Contact me at, or 505-265-4727.  If you prefer to order online, use this link:  Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

I hope you enjoy giving your handmade cards the look of Polished Stone!

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4 Responses to Give Your Handmade Cards the Look of Polished Stone

  1. Lilian Withers July 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    I’ve just tried this technique after seeing your post and I just love it! Thank you Sage. I admit I will need to experiment a little more with it however I know this is going to be a fab one and so much fun. Thanks for sharing. Your work is fab as always. x

    • Sage July 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

      Thanks, Lilian. Yes I love this technique, although I’ve seen people using it with much darker inks that didn’t appeal to me as much. Saturating the cotton ball with alcohol is key for making the ink spread and blend, then just experiment with color combos. Thanks for the “fab” feedback!

      • Lilian Withers July 15, 2017 at 3:56 am #

        Yes I’d noticed I’d overused the word ‘fab’ in my comment. lol. I’ve just had a play with darker colours. Will be interesting to see what you think of them. Will post to the FB group shortly. 🙂 I’ve only got cotton pads currently for removing eye make up so that’s what I’ve been using. I don’t think they would be as good to work with as the cotton balls so I’ve added some to my shopping list.

        • Sage July 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

          Aww, you can use “fab” all you want! I only had cotton pads for the first ones I did, and I ended up with wet inky fingers. The technique came out the same, but the cotton balls are a bit more manageable.

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