The Polished Stone Technique really is a lot of fun and in a previous post I shared how to do it.  You can see that post here.  I needed a birthday card last week and had this background just sitting on my craft table waiting for me to use it. It’s very hard to see in the picture, but the surface is very shiny because glossy paper is used.

I used the stamp set Watercolor Words and stamped my sentiment using Memento Ink.  I wasn’t sure how it was going to work on the glossy paper but it was fine, I just needed to let it sit overnight.  I’m thinking that Archival Ink would have been better but I’ll have to try that another time. I embossed “to you” with white embossing powder on Basic Black paper and used the stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I popped the sentiment with Mini Stampin Dimensionals.

I used Bermuda Bay for the base of the card and Basic Black for the second layer.  

Stamping Supplies:  Unfortunately I don’t remember which combination of reinkers I used to create my background but I do know one color was Bermuda Bay.  It’s possible I also used Island Indigo, but I am not sure.  For more information about these supplies, click on each individual picture below.

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