3 Swallowtail Cards with 2 techniques!

By | 02/23/2013

I have 3 more Swallowtail cards to share with you today!  Stampin’ Up! really created a great stamp with this one!  I can’t believe the number of techniques I’ve done with this one stamp in the last several days.  If you missed yesterday’s post, make sure you check it out!  I shared 3 completely different cards, using different techniques with just one fabulous stamp.  This gives you 6 card ideas for the Swallowtail stamp!

I would like you to see what a variety of cards you can create with just one stamp set.  Every stamp set offers you this same versatility.  My first card today is a watercoloring technique using aqua painters.

almostmonarchI embossed the image in black this time and then used my aqua painters (#103954) to color in the image using Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango and Pumpkin Pie.  You can use any combination of colors that you want!  The card uses Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White card stock.

Here is the video tutorial demonstrating the aqua painters!

My second card is a clean and simple card that would be ideal for someone just starting out.  This is an example of a card you could make with only one ink pad, a sentiment, an image and a piece of card stock.  There are no embellishments or layers.  I think it is a very simple card, yet still elegant.  There is beauty in simplicity!

cleanandsimpleswallowtailThis card used just Crumb Cake card stock, the Swallowtail stamp set and the Loving Thoughts sentiment set (#125845) all stamped in White Craft Ink (#101731).  Use care when stamping in craft ink.  It takes longer to dry.  You will want to place it off to the side of your table and give it time to dry.

Now, my final card is also a watercoloring technique in shades of blue.  Again I used the aqua painters, but this time I embossed it in white.  Personally, I thought it looked like a hot mess, but it was my husband’s favorite card in the bunch.  I posted it on Facebook to get everyone’s opinion and it appears that people agree with my husband.  I was forced to say the words, “You were right!”.  It wasn’t easy!

blueswallowtailAlas, I do like the card.  It’s artsy in it’s own way.  I did learn that if you emboss in white on white, you will need to color the background as well.  I used Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Night of Navy as well as some Pretty in Pink on the background to add highlights.

I hope you enjoyed this set of 6 Swallowtail cards with the different techniques and colors.  You can get this same amount of versatility out of every stamp set you own.  Practice using different techniques or try the same technique in several different color palettes.  It’s fun to see the variety of cards you can come up with from one stamp!

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