How to create a Polished Stone look with Glossy White cardstock and VIDEO

I am loving that Stampin’ Up! has brought back the Glossy White cardstock. There are many great techniques that work so well with it.

Today I have the Polished Stone Technique, and a video to show you just how simple it is to create a WOW look.

The Polished Stone was created with Island Indigo, Pool Party and Soft Sky inks. The sand and grass images from High Tide were stamped with Soft Suede, and the birds with Early Espresso. The sentiment from Layering Love is in Island Indigo.

A little dressing up for the inside too.


The colours for this very vibrant Polished Stone piece were Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. A trick to effectively use such a bright combination of colours is to die cut the piece as I have done here with the Happy Birthday Thinlits.

To keep with the bright look, the card base is Calypso Coral, layered with the same cardstock embossed with the Seaside TIEF. The flowers and leaves are from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, stamped in the matching colours and fussy cut.

… just a couple of flowers to finish the inside.


I showed you this one recently. It has a very subtle look – using So Saffron, Soft Sky and Powder Pink.


Some tips:

  • The more rubbing alcohol you use, the more the colours will run together. The best way is to experiment and see which effect you prefer.
  • Don’t be too alarmed at how bright it looks when wet. The colours will be much lighter when dry.


Here is a video with some tips on how to create the Polished Stone Technique.

Let me know what you think.


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