I used the polished stone technique for an April swap I was in but I didn't want to do a background as usual. My polished stone was made using Ranger Alcohol Inks in red pepper, cranberry and butterscotch. I put drops of those three colors on my applicator and pounced them all over semi-gloss paper. Next, on the same applicator felt, I put a few drops of gold mixative and squirted on some blending solution and did some more pouncing here and there. I then dug out my favorite kimono stamp by Judikins and stamped the kimono with black permanent ink and cut out. Used sparkly red card stock for the base card, layered on a piece of black cardstock and a torn piece of a Japanese magazine, affixed the kimono to the magazine piece and added some Asian symbols.