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Monday, September 29, 2008

Polished Thanksgiving

One of my favorite techniques is Polished Stone. Inevitably, I use it a lot, then I forget about it, then I always come back to it. It's the richest looking background, which I feel allows you to make a simple card, a WOW card. Here is my first Thanksgiving card for this year. I did it today at naptime. I am considering doing this for my Oct Thanksgiving Card for my club. What do you think?

The base is Chocolate Chip. The polished background is of course, done on Glossy White Cardstock. I used Encore (from SU) Metallic Gold, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and More Mustard reinkers for the stone. I layered a piece of Kraft cardstock on the bottom part of the stone piece, and stamped Happy Thanksgiving from SU Holidays & Wishes in Choc Chip ink. Taped down Old Olive oval and ran old olive ribbon around the layers, taping behind. Glued face onto card. Ran Choc Chip ribbon around cardfront and tied it right of center over sentiment. Stamped pumpkin from SU Autumn Harvest on Naturals White CS. Colored with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie WWC using blender pens. Taped that down over large oval and ribbon layers. Inside is layered with Naturals White CS and another small pumpkin (from same set) stamped on bottom right corner. I am calling it done, but I still feel like it needs some gold cording or something. Sometimes less is more, so I am leaving it alone! What do you think?


gale said...

That background is gorgeous and goes perfectly with the card design!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, I love this card! I am so lame, I did not know you could do this technique with SU reinkers! I thought it only worked with alcohol reinkers! I am SO EXCITED to try it now!

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. I like the fold you used. I need to read your description again to figure out the polished stone, but right now I'm exhausted so I'm pretty much looking at all the pretty pictures, lol.

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Karan said...

What a wonderful card, I absolutely love your polished stone bg. You have inspired me to give this technique a go.

Liz said...

this is definitely a WOW card... I love it!

Amber (bambi64) said...

I love this!! My polished stone never turns out. Will have to figure out a different way to make your card so I can case it!

Traci said...

I love the polished stone look. I have never tried it but now I am going to have too. Love your color choices and I think it is great the way it is.