Today let’s have fun with an updated polished stone technique with refill Wink of Stella! If you like techniques, my video will show you how SUPER quick and easy this one is. If you love designing projects where AWESOME paper takes centre stage, get ready to get creative! Take a peek.
Cool right? Not a lot of stamping, but really, does it need any more? The geometric shape of the Tailored Tag Punch and the glossy – and shimmery – polished stone paper scream “Look at me!”
There are so few supplies for this technique too. Let’s take a look-see.
Make Your Own Updated Polished Stone Technique with Refill Wink of Stella
Let’s talk a bit about the cool card too. This is one where your design REALLY stands out.
Seeing as I hadn’t gotten much use from my Tailored Tag Punch yet, I pulled it out of the cupboard. (Do you ever do that? Buy something and then put it away and (sorta) forget you have it? 😊) I do it ALL the time!
My first step was my greeting. And since I also hadn’t used the Waterfront stamp set so far (it must be confession day for me!) I pulled it out of hiding and found this greeting fit perfectly in the middle of the tag. I decided I didn’t want it centred so placed it a bit more to the bottom right and gave it some OOMPH with dimensionals.
Then I punched that cool geometric shape from my polished stone paper four times and placed them in a sequence. (TIP1: for the top and bottom ones, I first glued the top left one so the tag extended over my Basic Black panel. Next I trimmed it off and used the remaining piece upside down for the bottom right one.)
I matted my panel two times with Marina Mist, then Lemon-Lime Twist (TIP2: Pick up on the refill colours you used in your polished stone technique for your matting). I decided I wanted a more solid raised panel, so used my adhesive foam strips to adhere my panel to the folded black card.
You can just see the inside peeking out in that last photo. Here’s what I did so the inside echoed the cardfront.
Once you start to play with this technique, I have to warn you. You might find it just a tad addictive. But that’s OK. With your LOADS of created papers, it will take no time to whip up this card and lots of others in different colours.
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You Can Make It Too
Did you take a gander at my quick video? I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what I did with the other panel I created in there too.
So another different shaped background Idea you could use for a fabulous card for someone special.
When you want your design to stand out, there’s nothing like cool, and unexpected, backgrounds livened up with simple stamping, word dies and embellishments. Get creative yourself with my updated polished stone technique with refill Wink of Stella and you’ll have awesome backgrounds galore!