12 February 2013

Swallowtail

This is a HUGE stamp. The Swallowtail is new in the spring/summer catalogue. Mine arrived on Thursday and I couldn't wait for the weekend to have a play with it and try out a couple of different techniques.  I created similar projects with smaller butterflies a while back - will post photos in a few days.

Anyways, back to this one, it's Chocolate Chip ink stamped on Bashful Blue card stock, twice. I fussy cut both then glued them together just at the body.  As you can see it stands beautifully.  Finished off with satin chocolate chip ribbon (retired) and a pearl. It can be used as a greeting card as there is enough space to write your message on the back.  This will fit in a C6 envelope, however it would be a good idea to put a piece of A6 card in the envelope too.

I usually try out ideas on cheap photocopy paper first and that's what the butterfly in the background is.  I used Stampin' Pastels to colour it, bear in mind the effect isn't so good on photocopy paper - it's just to get an idea... A project using that technique on a card coming soon. Thank you for visiting.

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