Here's a way to get that polished stone technique even if you don't have any re-inkers.
Gather your supplies:
Glossy white card stock
Start off with a juicy pigment ink. I used colorbox petal point inks in slate blue, midnight and frost white.
Using the direct to paper technique, dab the midnight and slate blue onto your glossy card stock.
Next, wet your cotton with alcohol and dab onto the card stock blending the two inks.
Add more ink if desired and keep blending until you get something you like. Lastly, add the frost white and blend in a bit to lighten and highlight.
Once done, let dry and use as a back ground for your card. I used mine for the card sketch challenge on SCS, see link here.
Here's my finished card.
Snowmen is from Winter tags by The Angel Company
Sentiment by Great Impressions
Other supplies and details
Inks - see above and Palette Noir
Colored with glaze gel pens.
Glitter used on the left snowman for his hat and for the snow.
Paper - Hot off the Press
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder