6 Stamping Techniques Using 1 Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail!

By | 02/21/2013

Stampin’ Up!s new Swallowtail stamp make the perfect image to practice all of our stamping techniques!  I created 6 different cards using a different technique on each card using only the Swallowtail image stamp and a few sentiments.

swallowtailcolorblendI’m having trouble deciding on which card is my favorite, but I think this one is it.  It was so simple and it looks complicated!  I used three ink colors and applied them directly from the ink pad onto the stamp right next to each other.  I used Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Elegant Eggplant.  I trimmed down the image to 4 x 4″ and snailed it to a Summer Starfruit card cut at 5-1/2 x 11″, scored at 4-1/4″.  I stamped a sentiment from Loving Thoughts (#125845) in Elegant Eggplant right on to the card base.

I made a video for each technique.  I will share 3 cards today and the next 3 tomorrow.

The second technique is one of my favorites!  Emboss Resist!  I sponged on color after embossing the image.  I think this is a very simple technique as well!

sponge_embossresistFor this card, I used Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock.  I embossed the Swallowtail (# 129216) image using white embossing powder (#109132).  Once that was heated, I sponged on More Mustard and Soft Suede in.  I used the Beautiful Birthday stamp (#125562) cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits ( #127003) on  my Big Shot (#113439).  This was also embossed and sponged.  I went a little heavy on the sponging with the sentiment.  It needs more white space and more More Mustard!!!

Here is the video of this card:

My third technique comes straight from the Spring Mini Catalog!  They pictured this card and gave the technique!  I had to have this stamp as soon as I say the card.  It is so pretty in person!!!!

swallowtailshimmermistLove this!  I embossed this with the new Pool Party embossing powder (#129321).  I heat set it with my heat tool (#129053).  I then used my Aqua Painters ( #103954) and painted the Champagne Shimmer Mist (#116806) over the top and the heated it again to dry the paint.  This is stamped on Summer Starfruit and mounted on to a Crumb Cake Card base.  I used a sentiment from the Loving Thoughts set, which is also embossed in Pool Party.   Pretty!

Here is another shot of the card itself:

swallowtailshimmerAnd…the video tutorial!

Come back tomorrow to see the other 3 cards that I created.  I use my aqua painters again and I do some watercoloring.  I also have a super simple, yet fabulous card just for beginners!!!

How can you resist purchasing the Swallowtail stamp?  I know that you are ready to place an order now!!!

Thank you so much for visiting!!  All of these techniques can be used on any stamp set!!!  I hope you are inspired to create and try some new techniques!!

If you need a catalog, fill out the form below!  I will give you a call to verify your address and send you a catalog!!  It’s one thing to look at the PDF version online, it’s another thing to have that catalog in your hand!!!

Have fun playing with paper and ink!


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