Showing posts with label swallowtail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label swallowtail. Show all posts

Monday, July 22, 2013

June 2013 In Color Club Card Sample

Hi Stampers!

Today I'd like to share with you the card sample I made for my June In Color club members.  Every month when I bundle up the In Color packets, I love including a little card as my thank you to those who participated for the month.  It's also a fantastic way to showcase that month's color!  

The color for June was Baked Brown Sugar!  This is a great neutral color.  I think it falls somewhere between Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  Combine all three of those colors and you have a fantastic monochrome color palette for a masculine card.  Anyway, I'm getting off topic here!  

For this sample, I used the triple time stamping technique in a different way.  I made a banner shape rather than just a rectangle.  The Swallowtail stamp is such a nice image to use for this technique.  I layered the image with some Very Vanilla card stock.  I sponged the edges and made some custom embellishments with the new clay and molds from Stampin' Up!

I made some cards with two flowers and some cards with just the one largest flower.  I think both look really pretty!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White notecards, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamps: Swallowtail
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Pad and Refill
Other: Simply Pressed Clay, Simply Pressed Molds, Sponge Dauber

Stampin' Tip: If you find that your adhesive of choice is not working for the clay flowers, try just a little dab of Crystal Effects!  Make sure you allow it time to dry.

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

Monday, March 4, 2013

Swallowtail Case with a Twist!

Happy Monday Stampers!

Today I have a card for you that I cased from the Stamp with Amy K blog.  I really loved her design but I had to change it up to make it my own!  This card is featuring the chalkboard technique.  I love the look that embossing in multiple colors gives you.  I think I'm going to have to try this more often.

Here's a close up of the little butterfly medallion I made.  I love the new Bitty Butterfly punch so much!

Stampin' Supplies:
Embellishments: Large Basic Rhinestone, Pool Party Ribbon from Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack (SAB #130812), Delicate Details Lace Tape