How to Create Polished Stone Embossing


Hi fellow stampers and friends.  When I developed this technique, I had two questions:  1)  Can you do Polished Stone without blending solution (I can’t find it in my stamproom, ugh!), 2) Will embossing powder stick to glossy cardstock.  Much to my surprise, the answer to both questions was a definite, “YES!”

The stamps I used are from Technique Junkies and are called Heart to Heart and Like Stars.  Don’t you love the look of the Polished Stone through the open spaces?


Supplies for Polished Stone:  Alcohol Ink, blending handle with felt, glossy cardstock


Drip your alcohol ink onto felt


Pounce your alcohol ink all over your glossy cardstock.


When your felt dries out, add more colour onto your felt


Examples of two different colour schemes used


Embossing supplies:  stamp with open areas, VersaMark, embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat gun, Polished Stone background


Using the embossing buddy, rub all over your Polished Stone background.  Ink up your stamp with VersaMark and stamp onto Polished Stone.

**Tip: When using a background stamp, it helps to lay your cardstock flat on top of your stamp so your placement of the image fits nicely onto your cardstock.**


Next, cover your Versamarked surface with embossing powder.  Shake off excess powder.


Heat emboss.  Note the variety of colours showing through the open spaces.


Your piece is now ready to be embellished as desired.


Posted on : Jan 17 2017
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

6 People have left comments on this post

Jan 17, 2017 - 09:01:43
Shirley said:

Hi Beth, great tutorial, and beautiful design. I would have thought the glossy paper would ‘melt’ with the heat gun, obviously not! I imagine this is even more beautiful ‘in real’. It’s freezing rain here this morning to dangerous to drive. Take care, Shirleyxx

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:01:59
Shelly Schmidt said:

I just love this tutorial- and love the Polished Stone backgrounds you made! Huh, no blending solution?

Jan 18, 2017 - 02:01:21
Patti J. said:

Great card, Beth, and what an awesome tutorial!!! I had no idea that glossy paper would hold embossing powder! I learn something new every time I drop by. Thank you for sharing!!!

Jan 18, 2017 - 07:01:02
Heidi said:

This is a simply gorgeous card! I may have to put that stamp on my wish list and I just love your technique!!!

Jan 19, 2017 - 03:01:12
Aimeslee said:

Polished Stone meets Versamark Embossing! Excellent tute and card. xoxo

Jan 24, 2017 - 10:01:46
Julie said:

Very cool, Beth! Love the color coming thru the embossing. Gosh, I haven’t even thought about polished stone in forever. Always did love the tech.

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