Beautiful Birthday, Gorgeous Grunge, Swallowtail

Resisting the Swallowtail

I struggle to resist using this stamp… It really is one of my favorites! For this card I used a technique I love with this stamp … Resist inking!

I start by cutting the Whisper White cardstock to the size I want and then stamping the Swallowtail using Versamark ink. Then I heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. This creates the area that will remain white as it resists the ink being applied.

I used the following colours for the butterfly… Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum… With added black and grey for the rest of the panel. Then I used some tissue to buff up the embossed area to remove the ink residue sitting on the top of the embossing.

Next I used Gorgeous Grunge stamps to break up the background a little. Then added the sentiment using the swirly and lovely Beautiful Birthday stamp.

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I had so much fun doing this technique I made another card using the same technique but a different stamp and colour scheme… But will share that another time as that’s for someone else’s birthday! This one was for Sherayne! Hope you liked it hon!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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