SU Swallowtail

SU Swallowtail

For our stamping night this month, the girls and I played around with the Thumping Technique using the SU Swallowtail and Papillon Potpourri. I have  seen this done on a few different sites after the Spring 2013 Catalog came out. I especially liked the colors Frenchie used- Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise. It is quite a simple technique to do but has a WoW factor. Just ink your stamp, and while it is still inked and wet, thump different markers- like they were drumsticks- on the rubber stamp. Then huff on it and stamp the image. It’s foolproof and every one is unique. I liked the sentiments with the SU I Am set- it just reminded me of the perfect word to describe a butterfly and a special friend- beautiful. 

SU Swallowtail ! SUO


SU Swallowtail

Wow! The SU Swallowtail is soooo cool ! When I first saw it, I thought it was kind of scary but boy, has it grown on me;) For this card, I was inspired by Marion Vagg’s Card at the Muse Card Club #9. I embossed a white image of the Swallowtail over hues of blue similar to Marion’s card. I then added some black and yellow to the blues from the Colour Q Challenge # 181.
vagg card


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Swallowtail, Studio G sentiment
INK: SU White Craft with Clear emboss powder, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Brilliant Blue, SU Brocade Blue, SU Black
ACCESSORIES: random black brads