Polished Stone Technique With a Twist

Polished Stone Technique With A Twist

I have for you today a card I made using the Polished Stone Technique with a twist!  The method used for this card is easier and faster than the normal Polish Stone Technique.  You can view this POST for instructions on the normal Polish Stone Technique.

1 Peter 2:9

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

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Polished Stone Technique

I suspect most crafters have tried the Polished Stone Technique.  However, this is my first time although the technique has been around for some time.  Polished Stone is a rich background technique that looks like rich marble.  It is an excellent background for both feminine and masculine cards.

After looking closely at the above picture, can you tell that I left out one key product that most, but not all, crafters use for the Polished Stone Technique?   It is the metallic ink.  I have seen examples of this technique where the metallic ink was used and examples where it was not used.  Well, I left it out because I did not have any metallic ink.  However, I’ll provide you with the instructions that include the ink.


Paper:  Glossy White Card Stock (I used Stampin’ Up!’s), Strawberry Slush Card Stock (131295), and Basic Black Card Stock (121045)

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set (123759) and Stampin’ Up!’s old French Script Background Stamp

Ink:  Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Re-Inker (131164), Strawberry Slush Classic Ink Re-Inker (131167), and Stazon Ink

Accessories:  Cotton Ball, Rubbing Alcohol, and Basic Rhinestones (119246)


  • Add a few drops of metallic re-inker randomly onto glossy card stock.
  • Add rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball.
  • Add two or three drops of each classic re-inker color onto the cotton ball.
  • Dab the cotton ball over the glossy card stock, continuing until you achieve the desired look.  The rubbing alcohol will cause the re-inker colors to blend together, and the metallic re-inker will sit on top of the re-inker colors to give a marble look.
  • Allow the card stock to dry, and if desired, seal it with an acrylic sealer.
  • Stamp the desired image onto the “marbled” card stock with Stazon Ink.
  • Create your card!

This card can be a Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Thinking of You, Thank You, or any type of card.

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen