Sunday, August 18, 2013


Who doesn't need cheering on?  The AMAZING Swallowtail Stamp is a great stamp to add to your Stampin' Stash! This card has several steps, but it can be stamped out in little time!

Base: Very Vanilla 4 1/4" x 11", Early Espresso 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Very Vanilla 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", Banners- 3/8" Strips

1.  Stamp Dictionary on Very Vanilla ( 3 7/8" x 5 1/8") in Early Espresso.
2.  Stamp Swallowtail in Early Espresso on top of Dictionary.
3.  With a scrap paper, punch 1" and 1 1/4" Circles randomly for a template.
4.  Color in with a sponge dauber Crushed Curry all 1" Circles.
5.  Color in with a sponge dauber Pear Pizzazz all 1 1/4" Circles.
6.  Cut the stamped image card front into quarters.
7.  Layer Card Base and Early Espresso.
8.  Add Swallowtail panels to card front.
9.  Make banners and adhere to toothpicks, place on card.

Drop by HSS  #166 and see the other designer's cards!

Stamp Sets :  Swallowtail, Dictionary, Express Yourself
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
And More:  Candy Dots, Toothpicks


Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty!!! Love the techniques used!!! Banners make the perfect accent!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

Butternutsage said...

I used that same sentiment this week LOL!!!Love the card technique Laura...good for classes this fall!

Erin Gonzales said...

Cute card, I love the pops of color against your butterfly- such an unconventional way to use the colors- THANKS so much for sharing with us at HSS!

Erika Clark said...

Beautiful! I love your use of the colors, and the happy, encouraging banners. Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at HSS! Erika

Krista said...

I love the stamping and pops of color on the newsprint paper. The little banners bring it home! Great card! Thanks for joining us at HSS!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Saw your Swallowtail card featured on Diane Ison's blog http://teachtostamp.blogspot.ca/ and I just loved it. I really like your stamping style. TFS.

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