Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Swallowtail Watercolor

Hi Stampers!

I'm desperately trying to get myself back on a good blogging schedule, but ever since Italy I just feel like I have no time to catch up.  Ever feel that way?  Guess there's nothing I can do but keep on plugging along!  Luckily, I have a card today!  I made this one before my trip for a good friend's birthday.  I had to mail it out before I left but I snapped a few quick pics before I put on the postage stamp.  

For this card I used the emboss resist technique.  I first stamped the butterfly in Versamark, added Iridescent Ice embossing powder, and then heat set the image.  Using sponge daubers, I added color in a circular motion to give this watercolor effect.

Here's a close up look at the embossing powder.  See how pretty it is?  It's a white powder mixed with glitter.  It gives you a very subtle sparkly effect.  Love it!  Warning - doing an emboss resist over this type of embossing powder may wreck your sponge dauber!!!  The glitter in the embossed image tore the sponge a little bit.  It's OK though, because sponge daubers are a must have tool and I always have plenty of extras on hand.

Here's the interior.  I thought the card needed just a couple more butterflies. You can never have too many!

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Designer Series Paper: 2011-2013 In Color Stack
Stamps: Swallowtail, Perfectly Penned
Ink: Versamark, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Embossing: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Heat Tool
Other: Sponge Daubers


  1. Gorgeous... one of my favourite techniques. The stamp is perfect for it and I love your colour scheme,

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