Swallowtail with Emboss Resist Technique

Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Heat Embossing | 7 comments

I’m spending more time on Pinterest these days and found a beautiful card by Michelle Humphrey (she credited Robin Merriman for inspiration) and came up with these:
The ones above and below use the ”Floral District” Designer Series Paper


The one below uses the “Tea For Two” Designer Series Paper

These cards were SO much fun to create and will be one of the projects for my May Stamp Camp 🙂  The “Swallowtail” stamp was inked in Versamark, stamped on the designer series paper (3 7/8 x 5 1/8)and then embossed with Clear Embossing powder.  I used Basic Gray ink and a Stampin’ Sponge to rub ink over the embossed image and on the edges of the paper.  I tied a soft knot in the Gray/Black 1 1/4″ Two-tone ribbon and added to the bottom part of the embossed paper.  This was then layered to coordinating cardstock (Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo or So Saffron 4 1/8 x 5 3/8) and then layered to Basic Gray cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4).

The greeting from “Curly Cute” was stamped in Basic Gray at the top.

Which color combination do you like best?

Happy Stamping!

Brenda 🙂

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  1. Beautiful!!!
    My favorite is the yellow.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Mary! I think the yellow is my favorite too but the blue may be a close second 🙂

  3. All are so striking. I love the Swallowtail and the “red” is my favorite.

  4. Thanks! The red one uses Melon Mambo cardstock – pretty, huh? 🙂

  5. All are very pretty – love how the shading pops the butterfly – looks like it is hoovering….!!!

  6. Thanks Carol 🙂 My downline got to make one using the “International Bazaar” Designer Series Paper which was a very bright Pacific Point blue. You can see it on my FB page: link to facebook.com

  7. Not sure if that FB link worked but you can find it here: link to facebook.com

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