Fresh Cuts Polished Stone


ForYou.PolishedStoneThis is a new technique I have been playing with.

I have wanted to do this since I saw one of my fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, show it earlier this year at the Stitches and Craft show.

The background is called “Polished Stone”.

You get a cotton wool ball, soak it in rubbing alcohol, add a couple of drops of ink from the ink refills, and then dab it all over the glossy card stock. Wait until it has dried and add a stamped image in black.

When you use three different colours, it is easy to change the way a card looks, just by changing the base card. Another way to change things, is to rotate your image from vertical to horizontal.





I just love the way the Stampin’ Up! colours mix together. On the polished stone I have used Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss. I have layered this onto Certainly Celery base and it blends wonderfully.

90th Birthday



What to do when your grandmother turns 90?

I wanted to put something together that was nice, not too “old fashioned” looking but remains sophisticated. This is what I came up with. I stamped the main image from Fresh Cuts in basic Black, and then added colour to part of the image by colouring in with markers (Old Olive, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink). Layer on matching card stock.

I stamped a flourish from Baroque Motifs onto the base card, and added some punched flowers to the opposite corner to balance the colour, and to finish added a saying from Sincere Salutations.

Fresh Cut Notes


Lovenote.PPiroette.FreshcutHave you seen these “Fresh-cut Notes”? They are new this year. They co-ordinate with the stamp set “Fresh cuts” as well as the 5-Petal Flower Punch. They have a Laser cut flower image on the front.

Remove the cut out image and replace with whatever you like. I have cut a piece of Pink Pirouette card stock and placed it behind. I then stamped with one of the images from the stamp set “Fresh Cuts” and accessorised with ribbon and a brad. Very simple indeed.