Friday, 12 July 2013
You will find a lot of cards using the Swallowtail stamp and the emboss resist technique, the stamp was just made for it!
The butterfly was stamped with versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. The clever bit comes when you add the ink, the colours are added using a sponge and blended together. The ink will not colour over the top of the embossing so you end up with a beautiful colourful background and a white butterfly.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Whenever Stampin up demonstrators get together we always swap ideas and inspiration and one way of doing this is to make a little something! This is one of the swaps I received at a training day recently. It showcases the beautiful Swallowtail butterfly stamp, I have seen so many beautiful cards made using this stamp and it is fast becoming one of my favourites. The background paper is the First Edition designer paper and is matted onto Mavy and Melon Mambo card stock. The greeting is punched using the new smaller size decorative label punch, that first appeared during Saleabration but has now carried over, and matted onto a scallop circle of silver glimmer paper. did you know that you can colour the silver glimmer paper using your markers, inkpads or reinkers? So cool!