Friday, October 2, 2020

World Cardmaking Day Crop over on Scrapbook Nerds!

Come join us over on the Scrapbook Nerds and Friends Facebook group this weekend as we celebrate World Cardmaking Day with challenges, games and prizes!

As guest designer my challenge is to 'Get your Technique On' by creating a project with your favorite paper crafting technique and share with the group - my chosen technique is the polished stone because it is messy  fun and I love myself some messy play!

What you need:

Glossy white paper works best - photo paper works too / Rubbing Alcohol / Cotton balls or pads/ Rubber gloves / Silicone mat or Protectedsurface / Rinkers of choice /


Gold or Silver Shimmer paint / embossingpowder / versamark ink / Bleach / Paint brush

 Traditional polished stone:

Cut glossy card stock to desired size. Choose re-inker colours that coordinate along with a silver or gold or bronze metallic colour if desired. Wet cotton cosmetic pad with rubbing alcohol and drop a couple drops of re-inking or metallic colours on to cotton pad and then smooch and dab onto the glossy card stock until desired effect is created! Use a dry cotton ball to pick up any unwanted or pooling ink until you have the desired effect. Can speed drying with heat tool or let air dry. Complete card design as desired!

Embossed designed polished stone: 

Create unique patterned backgrounds by first stamping in versamark and embossing the shiny cardstock with background image of choice than doing the polished stone technique over top of the embossed section!

Do it with a Bleach Twist

Do step above and then using a paint brush ‘bleach out’ sections of your stamped design and see what magic happens with the bleach – looks specially pretty if you’ve added gold ink.

Card One : Features Vicki Boutins Colour Kaleidoscope So Fun Stamp set and the Beyond Words Patterned Paper  

Card Two: Features the My Favorite Things - Picture Perfect Stamp set .... how adorable are these little animals?
Card Three: Features the My Favorite Things All About You stamp and coordinating die set as well as the My Favorite Things Stacking Rectangles

Card Four: Featuring the Photoplay - We Can Just Stay Home - Colour Me Sheet ... these sheets are so awesome for the beginning or avid paper crafter alike. Perfect for the new crafter who does not have a huge stamp collection to get the 'stamped look' on their cards and for the avid crafter they provide a quick project alternative!

Hope you can pop over to the Scrapbook Nerds & Friends and play along!

Happy Stampin'


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