Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Swallowtail - Triple Time Stamping Part 2

I'm still playing with the Swallowtail stamp.  This time I got the standard measurements for the different panels.  It's fun picking color combinations to make the butterfly "flutter" on paper.

The picture instructions and measurements for this technique are towards the end of the post.  I'll start with the samples which were all stamped with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The first card is one of my favorite color combinations - navy blue and bright green.  In Stampin'Up world those colors are called Night of Navy and Lucky Limeade.  The image was colored with Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist and Midnight Muse inks.  The background was sponged with Lucky Limeade and the background images were stamped in Marina Mist ink.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white embossing powder on Lucky Limeade card stock.

For the next card I used Rich Razzleberry card stock and Pool Party ink.  On this card, I sponged Pool Party ink all over the panels.  Easy peasy!  I stamped the sentiment with Rich Razzleberry ink and hand cut just the word Love.  It's hard to see on the picture but I also stamped hearts on the background using Pool Party ink.  I love these two color together.

And the last card was made with Cajun Craze card stock.  I colored the image with Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze inks.  I stamped hearts and the word Love on the background with Daffodil Delight ink.

Now onto the instructions.  You will need three panels cut from light colored cardstock, white or ivory are ideal.  You will also need a base card and two mats cut from your choice of cardstock, pictured in green here.  My panel measurements are 5-1/4" x 4", 4-1/4" x 3" and 3-1/4" x 2".   My card is 11" x 4-1/4" folded in half.  The mat measurements are 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" and 3-1/2" x 2-1/4".  If your card is a different size, adjust your panel and mat measurements accordingly

Apply removable tape to the back of your panels and stack them evenly like the picture below.

Stamp your image or images onto the stacked panels.  Don't worry about the "break" between the panels, the mats will cover those.  Color your image, if needed, while the panels are still glued together.

Separate the panels and attached each panel to the base card and mats.  

Make sure your matted panels are oriented properly when you assemble them.  Your image or images should match seamlessly.

This was a fun and easy technique to do.  I'm glad I finally got around to trying it.

Hope my instructions are clear and you won't have trouble making your own card using this technique.

Thanks for stopping by today.



All supplies used are from Stampin'Up.

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