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.
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