Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Swallowtail Butterfly Resist

Well, no, you need not resist this Swallowtail stamp... it's just too fabulous!  Even some of my friends who didn't think they liked it because of it's size have fallen for it once they put stamp to ink to paper!  But we're talking technique here today, as in "embossing resist technique", not preferences.  : )

I love the monochromatic colors of this card!  Almost everything is Pool Party, one of our delicious 2011-2013 In Colors!  So light and refreshing it is!  The Swallowtail is stamped in VersaMark onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock then embossed with Pool Party Embossing Powder (#129398, $4.75, p. 12 Spring). To bring out the design more, I then sponged it with Pool Party ink; you can see the "shadow" behind the butterfly that results from the sponging and makes the image "pop" TIP:  Be sure to wipe the embossing with a tissue to remove any ink that may remain from the sponging process.

The luscious Pool Party 1/4" Satin Ribbon and button are from the free (with $50 purchase) Sale-a-Bration Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack.  The button was tied with Pool Party Baker's Twine before attaching to the ribbon.  

The "make a wish" sentiment is from the Sweet Essentials set of 8 (#126457).  I stamped it in Island Indigo on Pool Party cardstock then punched it out with the Modern Label Punch  then popped it up on Dimensionals.

TIP:  To add more depth and interest to a monochromatic card, layer the stamped cardstock onto a full card (8-1/2" x 5-1/2", folded in half) of the same color.  It adds so much.  Try it and see!

I hope you've enjoyed the card today.  Embossing Resist is an easy-peasy technique that adds so much to a project! 

Swallowtail stamp:  #129213 wood, $17.95;  #129216 clear mount, #13.95
     Page 12, Stampin' Up! Spring 2013 Catalog.

You may purchase these or any other Stampin' Up! products from my secure online Stampin' Up! store HERE using Mastercard, Discover or Visa, and they will be shipped directly to your door from Stampin' Up!   You may also order through me  OR order at your next Stampin' Up! party!  Please contact me through my Stampin' Up! website HERE if you have any questions about ordering and I would be happy to answer your questions.

Have a stampin' good day!



Doris D. said...

This is a stunning card. I love Pool Party and you certainly did do it justice.

Deelite said...

Wow, is this just eye catching. I love your idea, and will be trying this, for sure. TFS

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...