I had a class a while ago where one of the cards we made was with the Swallowtail stamp. I heat embossed it with Pewter embossing powder, and I must admit, I hope Stampin’ Up! don’t ever retire Pewter embossing powder – it’s a gorgeous colour! And I love how it looks embossed over First Edition Specialty paper.
I then coloured in the butterfly using blender pens and ink pads. Lastly, a Pretty Petites stamp punched out with the new Petite Curly Label punch from Sale-a-bration gave me a sentiment for the card. This is the card I made for the class:
And then while I was packing up after the class, I had had so much fun making the Swallowtail card during the class, and watching what all my lovely ladies made with it, that I had another play with it and made all these cards too:
The card above was made simply sponging Island Indigo ink over the embossed image of the butterfly – love this effect!
The cards above were made using a combination of blender pen colouring and using my marker pens to colour.
Lastly, I made a card with white embossing powder and used my marker pen to colour it in. Honestly, I shouldn’t have coloured this card in. It’s not good enough by my standards and would have looked better had I just left it embossed, not coloured, clean and simple. The white heat-embossed sentiment was from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Feeling Sentimental.
Thanks for looking!