A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday, 24 July 2015

Polished Stone Background for a Dragonfly

This week's Ways to Use It challenge over at Splitcoaststampers is to use one of the reinkers techniques. I chose the Polished Stone tutorial here:


I love the result! It made a lovely background for my dragonfly which I stamped in archival black, bordered it with black cs with a fleur de lis border and used a narrow embossing folder on the cardbase that co-ordinated with it well. It left faint marks on the cs so I went over them with my scor buddy to make them stand out as part of the design.


Stamps: Tim Holtz dragonfly, SU sentiment
Paper: white and black cs, glossy cs
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Ranger Archival Black
Accessories: Distress Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Antique Linen reinkers; rubbing alcohol, Cuttlebug narrow embossing folder, fleur de lis border punch, scor buddy


  1. Very pretty, Susan! The black really pops on your polished stone background. And that is a great tip about getting around that bit of an edge from the EF.

  2. I love everything about this, Susan! The background is gorgeous and shows the black images so well! Love that embossing on the side and the little edge!

  3. I love the result, too, Susan! It's sensational ... actually ALL the elements of this card are sensational!! Hugs, Darnell


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