Monday, 13 May 2013

Simple Swallowtail

Hey Stampers,

Happy Monday to you !! I hope all of you Momma's out there had a lovely Mother's Day ! We had a big family dinner out at a restaurant, so thats a plus !! No dishes !! Hahaha. Today, I am going to show you another item using the beautiful Swallowtail background stamp. Its such a beautiful image, that it really leans itself to both fancy and detailed cards, but also plain and simple projects. The card for today is one of the former - I can't see this card taking me any more than 5 minutes ! So a very quick card to make in a hurry, or to make a BUNCH of ! And of course, a one layer card is very easy to pop in the mail without worries that it will get destroyed on the way to its destination ! I really love the idea - take a look !!

I have CASEd this card from a card that Stampin' Up! did with it's Rising Stars this year. If you sell and promote a certain amount in your first year as a demonstrator, they call you a Rising Star and you get a trip and everything !!  They did a Make and Take of this fun card, and as soon as I saw it I thought it was so sweet. The color combo I used is Basic Gray, Pool PArty, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade. I punched a Bitty Butterfly in each of my colors first. Then I took a Basic Gray card base and stamped the Swallowtail stamp right on it, also in Basic Gray ink. It just BARELY fits on tho the card ! I then took my sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set, and stamped it with Jet Black StazOn ink. This sentiment could be switched up for pretty much any occasion. What a lovely birthday card this would make ! I then adhered my punched butterflies with some Glue Dots. I fluffed up their wings, and adhered 3 Basic Pearls I cut from the long strands in their middles. How easy and beautiful !!

Well thats my VERY quick card for today ! I really love it. And it would be great in any color combo ! Thanks a lot for coming by today, and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Swallowtail (wood #129213, clear #129216), Sweet Essentials (wood #126455, clear #126457)

Ink: Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad #126981, Jet Black StazOn #101406

Paper: Basic Gray #121044, Pool Party #122924, Daffodil Delight #119683, Lucky Limeade #122926

Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406, Basic Pearls #119247 


  1. Just stopping by to say hello and found this darling card!! It's so cute, my friend!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    1. Thanks so much Megin !! I have missed you. Hugs to you !