Yes, I decided to do another tutorial. I've been wanting to do a tutorial on the "Polished Stone" technique but because I have to take my own pictures, it's hard to do it with one hand on the camera and the other on the card. I posted a few cards with the Polished Stone/Embossing Technique on my "Card Inspired" blog site as well using the Water Color Garden stamp set and another stamp set (just can't remember which one right now) . Click here for more card samples.
For this reason I've been avoiding it but I decided to do it today! The pictures aren't a good depiction of how the cards look like in person because once again, I'm taking the pictures with no flash and low light and the pictures don't come out the way I want them to. I'll take pictures of the finished cards tomorrow in daylight and repost them.
This will be a four category tutorial. One on the polished stone technique and three on the embossing portion.
Here are the tutorials:
2 to 3 different colored ink refills or reinkers ( in this case I used Baroque burgundy, Green Galore, and Positively Pink)
Cotton ball (the less cottony, the better - the cheap cottons work best)
White Glossy Cardstock
Metallic reinker (optional - for the cards I created I did not add the metallic ink because I didn't have one handy at the moment). Click on the title of the post to be directed to the SCS tutorial using the metallic reinker.
Soak your cotton ball with the rubbing alcohol. I, normally dip the cotton directly from the alcohol bottle but I can't take a picture and tilt the bottle at the same time so I dipped from the cap.
Apply approximately 3 drops of each reinker on to the alcohol soaked cotton ball. When I say 3 drops, I mean to drop the ink on to the same area, not 3 separate drops for each reinker. When done, you should have only 3 dots on the cotton ball - one for each color.
Ink the large heart from the set with the Versamark ink and randomly rubber stamp the marble cardstock.
The finished product should appear like the picture below. It's very glittery and stunning in person. It's hard to see this effect with the picture below.
The same glittery embossing powder used in the previous tutorial
Cut out the images.
Sponge Positively Pink ink on to the white portion of the stamped images. If you prefer, you could use Positively Pink cardstock instead of white cardstock but I hate wasting my good cardstocks when it's going to be basically covered up with the stamped image. Set the cut images aside.