Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Swallowtail Butterfly

My what big wings you have, my dear!  lol!  Yes, this Swallowtail butterfly stamp is large, and just as beautiful as it is large!  This is my first card using this stamp new in the Spring  2013 Catalog.
The butterfly was stamped in Soft Suede (new foam pad) onto Sahara Sand cardstock then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then gently stamped the " waterspots" stamp from the French Foliage set with Sahara Sand ink on the background.
I used Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils, ink pads, Blender Pens and an AquaPainter (sparingly as I wasn't using watercolor paper) to color the butterfly.  I then spritzed the cardfront with Champagne Mist in alcohol and followed with the Color Spritzer and my Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker.
Lastly I stamped the Happy Day from Ciao, Baby! set in Soft Suede and clear embossed it, colored it with Stampin' Write Markers then punched it with the Petite Curly Label Punch (#129405, available free during Sale-a-Bration with a $50. order).  A loop of Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon attached to the back of the punchout then to the cardfront with a Dimensional is the finishing touch!

I can see that I will really enjoy using this stamp and with any number of techniques also!

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Andrea Gideon said...

Charming card. Your coloring is lovly

Andrea Gideon said...

Your card is Charming. Lovely coloring with the pencils

barb said...

Margaret, this Swallowtail card is just stunning. I absolutely love the coloring and background water spots. Everything about it works for me.

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