Friday, April 2, 2010

PS Technique Sample #2

I'll be honest with you.

Today's sample wasn't one I had on hand, as promised.  As I fell asleep last night, an image came into my mind, so very clearly, I decided I had to try to replicate it this morning.

Do you know what day it is today?  Here's a hint:

Good Friday.  The day in which we remember (though it should be daily) what God, through his son Jesus Christ, did for us.  What an awful thing He went through, so that we might live forever!

Again, the picture doesn't quite do it justice...much more striking in person...a little darker, even.  HOWEVER, I'm thrilled at how it turned out, because it is just as I envisioned.  The black cross against a setting sun sky, made with the Polished Stone Technique.  If you'd like to see how I achieved the polished stone background, view my Video Tutorial HERE.

THE HOW:  For the bottom portion, I used Summer Sun and More Mustard.  Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red used together, mixing together in the middle. :)  The cross is from the SU set "Refuge and Strength", which I stamped in Craft Basic Black ink and embossed with black powder.  The hilly grassy area is Craft Basic Black ink applied with sponge dauber & embossed as well.  I also sponged around the edge of the cardbase (Dusty Durango), and of course, there are dimensionals behind the black layer.

THE WHY:  Interesting thing...I found this video AFTER I made my card.  Please watch.

The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Refuge and Strength
Ink: Craft Basic Black
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Glossy White
Accessories: Black embossing powder, Heat tool, Reinkers (SS, MM, PP, RR), Sponge dauber, 5/8" black grosgrain
Other: Cotton balls, Rubbing Alcohol
Technique: Polished Stone

Thanks for stopping by, and have a GREAT day!


  1. Love your sample. A lot. It's perfect. And a great way to use the technique you explained in your video. Thanks for sharing, and "happy" Good Friday to you.

  2. Beautiful card anytime but especially on Good Friday! The video was awesome. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Crystal you have blessed my life abundantly today visiting my blog. This is a striking card. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. What a glorious day Resurrection Day is as Christ rose triumphant over sin and Satan. You are a blessing. Blessings and joy to you and your family -

  4. Beautiful card, beautiful message, and a beautiful song. Thank you for blessing my day!

  5. enjoyed your tutorial and video. We are so blessed to have our Savior Jesus Christ.

  6. Wow this is stunning, the colors are so vibrant the embossed cross just pops off of the card. Just gorgeous!!!


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