Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Swallowtail (May Class Project)

This is an all-occasion card featuring the Swallowtail stamp from the Spring catalog. This stamp will be continued in the 2013-2014 catalog, but the embossing folder used to create the background (Elegant Lines), is being retired as of May 30.

This card was inspird by a card posted by Chris Smith (see small photo to the right).  To see Chris's card, as well as her many other creations, visit her blog, from my inkpad to yours.


Stamp Set:
* Swallowtail (Spring Catalog)

* Midnight Muse card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 3-1/4" x 3-1/4")
* Whisper White card stock (5" x 3-3/4")
* Naturals Composition Designer Series Paper (DSP) (3" x 3")

* VersaMark
* Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad (retiring as of May 31, 2013)
* Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
* Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories and Tools:
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Elegant Lines embossing folder (retiring as of May 31, 2013)
* Pewter Embossing Powder
* Heat Tool
* Stampin' Sponges
* Rhinestone Basic Jewels
* 5/8" Organza Ribbon
* Glue Dot
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Stampin' Dimensionals


1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from scoreline to create card.

2. Use Big Shot and embossing folder to emboss Whisper White card stock; adhere to front of card with SNAIL Adhesive.

3. Stamp image with VersaMark pad; cover image with Pewter Embossing Powder; tap off excess powder and heat with Heat Tool until the image is shiny.  Use Stampin' Sponges to dab all three inks randomly on DSP over embossed image; wipe excess ink from embossed wings with a tissue.  Adhere to 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Midnight Muse card stock with SNAIL Adhesive.

4. To create a "faux knot" in ribbon:  Start to make a knot about about 1-1/2" from end of ribbon, but before you pull the knot tight, slip a 2" - 2-1/2" piece of ribbon into the knot, then pull it tight.  Adhere knot to front of card with a Glue Dot; wrap ribbon ends to back of card stock and adhere with SNAIL Adhesive.  Adhere card stock to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

5. Attach a self-adhesive Rhinestone to butterfly body as shown.

Yes, this elegant card really is as easy to make as it sounds!  Enjoy!

Cath  ;D

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