Thursday, September 12, 2013

Swallowtail

Swallowtails.  Butterflies.  Who doesn't love them?  People plant gardens to get them and here in AZ we go to the Botanical Gardens to see lots of them.  I have butterfly papers, butterfly punches and butterfly stamps.  But, what I didn't have was a jumbo butterfly stamp.

Well, I added one to my collection.  It's a background stamp called Swallowtail.  And, it is BIG, which offers quite a few options when using it.  I got the idea for my card from this card by Marisa Gunn. She had stamped the butterfly and then trimmed it down to create a very interesting fold for the card. 


Loved that idea!  I cut my card stock to 4 1/4 x 11.  I lined the card stock up on the ruler at the bottom of my grid paper, and stamped the butterfly a little to the left of center.   Once the ink dries, you can trim the edge of the butterfly and score at 5 1/2.  You'll want to be sure you leave plenty of room to the right of the edge to add a piece of card stock or stamp another image or sentiment. 

I thought this was a fun design to try.  It would actually be a pretty quick and easy one layer card if you wanted to replicate a bunch of them.  If you'd like to add this stamp to your collection, you can purchase it by clicking the Shop Online icon in the top right-hand corner (Item# 129216 Clear / 131943 Wood).

Hope you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stamps: Swallowtail, Fresh Vintage and Curvy Verses
Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Raspberry Ripple and Early Espresso Classic Pads
Accessories: None

11 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hi Julie
Fabulous card.... Love the butterfly
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Susie Wittwer said...

This is gorgeous Julie! What a great idea!

Amy Hoffman said...

Simply lovely! I love how you used the butterfly as a guide for the edge of your card!

rahul patekar said...

awesome really it was came here from pintarest

rahul patekar said...

best one dear

Marisa G said...

Love your card Julie! Thanks for the shout-out...

Moira said...

just finished making 10 of these in the new in-colours, thanks for the inspiration.

Moira said...

just finished making 10 of these in the new in-colours, thanks for the inspiration.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Love this technique with the Swallowtail stamp. I think I'll give it a try. TFS!!!

berenyce said...

I just love it. Congratulation.

Carol said...

Julie, your card is gorgeous! I love that you cut to the edge of the butterfly. I was inspired to include it and something similar in my blog post today :-)

https://junosplace.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/butterflies-have-flown/

thanks again.
juno
xx