Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Stampin' Up!'s Swallowtail



Yesterday I shared a card I'd made using the bouncing brayer technique.  Today I'm sharing with you the card we made at my recent workshop using the same technique.  Don't worry, you don't need your sunglasses for these cards!

For this first one I inked up one side of the brayer with Coastal Cabana, and the other side with Island Indigo.  I then dipped that same side in Elegant Eggplant.  If you don't want to cross contaminate your ink pad then just use two colours.  I wiped my ink pad with kitchen roll and it seems fine. 

The wonderful Swallowtail butterfly is stamped in Versamark on velum and embossed in Basic Black.  I then cut round the butterfly and attached with snail.  The sentiment comes from Happy Day and is stamped in Basic Black.  I cut it out in a banner shape and added 3 Candy Dots.  A large Basic Rhinestone gives a little sparkle. 

I also demonstrated a second card which is softer and more subtle.  



This time the colours are Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana.  This time Swallowtail is embossed on Velum in White and the whole panel is attached to the patterned background.  
I like the way the colours show through the butterfly.

So now it's time for me to pack up for the night but I'll leave you with a thought.  My daughter shouted down to me the other morning, "Mum is it raining?"  I looked outside at the spitting rain and thought she'll be looking for a lift to school.  "Yes I said but only a little".  "Goody" she replied "I can wear my new wellies and take my new umbrella!"  Silver linings I thought. 

I hope your week is full of silver linings!  x



Supplies used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Island Indigo, Whisper White, Basic Black, Velum 
Ink- Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant
Stamp - Swallowtail, Happy Day
Other - White embossing powder, Black embossing powder, Basic Rhinestone, Candy Dots

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7 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy cow, Aileen, I never got the hang of the plain roll of the brayer and now you want me to bounce it?!! LOL! Honestly, this does look like a lot of fun! The resulting cards yesterday and today are nothing short of stunning!!

(I'm so embarrassed to say that I still haven't inked my swallowtail. Now you see why I had to start the whole NBUS thing to get me on track to use product that I've just put on the shelves and forgotten about. But I'm getting there. Cards like this inspire me!!) Hugs, Darnell

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card! How's the doggie doing? Valerie

Faith A said...

Both beautiful cards Aileen, great effect

Ульяна и Полина said...

Как красиво!!!

sheila 77 said...

Great technique with the brayer, and super results with the butterflies, especially the white one.

laurie said...

Beautiful card! I have to give that a try!

Bonnie said...

Both of these are awesome cards, Aileen! This is such an interesting technique and the results are wonderful!

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