Friday, August 28, 2015

STAMPIN' UP! - Swallowtail Butterfly

Card #1

I hate to think how long ago I purchased this SU stamp!  I had used it at a workshop and fell in love with it.  I ordered it soon after and when it came it sat in my "hoard" (or should I say collection) of stamps.  I hadn't ever used it until now.  For August our group had a color swap which was Brown and Turquoise.  I stood over my collection of SU stamps and decided it was time to pull this one out.  

I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then colored it with Copic markers.  When I finished I found a smudge on the bottom edge of the larger piece I had cut so I trimmed it down and mounted it with foam squares.

Card #2

Actually I started off wanting to just make a one layer card.  The area was masked off with post-it notes and then stamped with the Swallowtail stamp.  I colored the design with Copic markers but inspite of using a heavy cardstock, I could see a hint of the color on the back side.  I decided to trim it down and add it with form squares to a new card base.

Card #3

After making Card #2, I thought it would be fun to do the same thing but have the butterfly in a window.  I didn't actually stamp the butterfly on the inside, but did it on the square that had been cut out from the front of the card base.  There is still room for a short sentiment inside and a signature.

I hope this has give you some ideas that could be used with other stamped designs.  

Have a great weekend and be sure to stop back again next week!  Thank you for stopping by!


Lynette said...

A great stamp and such pretty cards. Nicely done, Vicki! And thanks for the card:)

Anonymous said...

Very different and very pretty. I love the colors in this