Well I have had an uneventful day today. My DH and I went out to supper last night at a friends home and wow what a wonderful meal. Then we had a lovely chat and decided to play cards with the men. Well we got spanked. Lost all of the evening and I can't say the last time I saw such awful cards. And my friends husband - well, I think he had a horseshoe hidden somewhere. I'm just saying.... We left there around 2:00am.
I was so shocked when I looked at the time. The first time I looked was 10:10pm and figured it was about 12:00am or so. Can't tell you how tired I am today, but I have no one to blame but myself. lol.
So I have the tutorial done for you and here it is... Polished stone-
I used Pool Party, Island Indigo and Glossy Card stock.
I used Pool Party, Island Indigo and Marina Mist re-inkers and rubbing alcohol and three cotton balls for this technique.
Starting with the lightest color, Pool Party, and the rubbing alcohol I add some to the cotton ball. Add the rubbing alcohol first and don't soak the cotton ball but add enough to make it slightly wet. Add some of the re-inker.
I don't really have a plan here but I just drag it around the glossy card stock until I like the look. :O) Then I do the next color which will be Marina Mist. I drag that in swirly lines not filling in all the white because I have another color to add.
Here is what it looks like with the second color. Now I am ready to add the last color. Island Indigo.
This is what it looks like after the last color is done. If I want I can go back and add some of the lightest color to fill in the blanks. Because I am not really a patient person I heat up the card stock with the heat tool to dry the ink. That way I can emboss quicker.
I rub the embossing buddy over the now dried card stock and using Versamark ink I stamp right over the color. Then I added some Silver Embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
See here it is all done and shiny!!!
I used Vellum Card stock and made a strip about and 1 1/2" wide and stamped on it with my greeting and Island Indigo ink. Again I used the heat tool because ink takes a looong while to dry when it is on Vellum.
Here it is all stamped. I then placed it on the card stock and trimmed the edges with my scissors.
I used Snail to adhere the Vellum to the card. Because of the pattern underneath you can't see the snail that holds the vellum. It really turned out lovely.
On Monday I will show you a pic of a card that I was inspired to do at my friends house on Friday night while playing cards (and losing reallllly badly). I will get her to send me a pic of the picture I stared at all evening long while inspiration was perking. Maybe that's why we lost - nope it was the poopie cards.