Swallowtail Beauty Cards with Erica

Hi guys!

Erica here on the PFS blog today. I have six cards made with the Swallowtail Beauty Stamp. It's a beauty, no pun! 

I started out by cutting out 6 panels of water colour paper, these are all 4.24"x5.5" and I used my anti-static tool on them all as I was not only going to stamp up the Swallowtail Beauty stamp, I wanted to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder over the Black Hybrid ink as well.

Even with the help of my MISTI the imprint wasn't very good, as the water colour paper is so textured. I used the re-inker on the ink pad, one) because it needed it and two) because I thought it might help with the coverage and then got stamping. Once I had a good coverage of the Black Hybrid ink, I went back in with an old VersaMark ink pad I use for this sort of stamping. It's all black and dirty but it doesn't matter as the ink underneath the clear embossing powder is black. What a way to save an ink pad, eh?? One of them I used Black Twinkle Embossing Glitter on and it ended up very shimmery!

To add LOADS of colour, I have used Ken Olivers Color Burst powders in an array of colours, but naturally, being a lover of blue, I started with a blue butterfly. It also got a bit of turquoise added to it.

One ended up a glowing yellow and emerald green.

I did two in different shades of purple, despite not being a big fan of purple. The creative mind is a maze at times, isn't it?

The one I thought was going to go straight in the bin, ended up being one of my favourites out of the six! Shows what I know, right? While it was wet, it just looked a mess but once it dried and the colours calmed down a little, it turned out gorgeous!

The one with the Black Twinkle embossing glitter ended up being another mix of blue, turquoise and because it clearly wasn't glittery and shimmery enough, I also added some gold watercolour paint from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Color palette to it.


After they were all dry, I trimmed the panels down just a 1/4" around and adhered them to black card bases. I have used my favourite black card stock from Lawn Fawn, called Licorice for these. I stamped up a sentiment saying 'I Like Your Different Colors' in Black Hybrid ink on white card stock. These I trimmed down to slim strips before adhering to the cards. The sentiment is from Charlie The Chameleon stamp set.

With that, all the cards are done. Isn't it fun that I have used the same products but the cards are all unique and slightly different. Oh, and I have a video up on my Youtube channel with the card making process if you want to check that out.  

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this post and the cards! 

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica 

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