Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pumpkin Boo

Tuesday night is this month's Technique night and I'll be teaching a class on the polished stone technique. Polished stone involves using re-inkers and rubbing alcohol to create marbled backgrounds. We'll be making a traditional polished stone card with the background serving as, well, a background, but I also thought we'd o something a little different and use the background on just the main image by combining the polished stone technique with paper piecing.

To make this card I used glossy white card stock and more mustard, pumpkin pie, real rust and old olive re-inkers. I stamped the pumpkin, leaf and stem on the background I created and cut each piece out with my paper snips. Next I stamped the pumpkin on whisper white card stock and overlaid it with the pieces I trimmed out from my marbled backgrounds. I popped the leaf up on a dimensional and added an old olive "grass" at the bottom of the "scene". I added a pumpkin pie mat to the photo. I layered a piece of the double stitched chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon over a strip of more mustard card stock, which I attached to an old olive base. I attached the stamped image to the base with dimensionals. Finally I stamped the sentiment from the Pictograms set on the card base in chocolate chip ink and colored in the ghost with the white gel pen. At class, students who do not celebrate Halloween will be able to leave off the jack-o-lantern face and use the "gobble" sentiment from the pictograms set.

Please note that I know traditionally polished stone uses a metallic re-inker, but I usually leave metallic re-inkers out. I have no good reason for it, except that I like the non-metallic look.

1 comment:

Diane said...

That is so cute Diane! Great technique,great card!!!