This 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.