Stampin' Up!'s Swallowtail stamp is my current favorite for trying out all kinds of techniques! You can tell because this is my 5th video tutorial! Here are three variations:
The Swallowtail butterfly above looks water colored. I used Bashful Blue and inked the stamp very, very lightly before I did the "thumping" so parts of the stamp doesn't even come through. The Stampin' Up! Writers I used were Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.
I inked the Swallowtail above in Pumpkin Pie and, since its a bright color, every detail of the stamp comes through. For the Writers, I used Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Soft Suede.
On this card I used Daffodil Delight for the base and then added Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and Cajun Craze. Since blue and yellow combined create green, there is a lot of green on this butterfly.
You can see from these three cards that you can get a wide variety of looks depending on which colors you decide to use.
The Stamping Technique Called Thumping
Isn't that an easy technique? I love using ideas like this because each card will have a different look to it. Have fun experimenting.
Minnesota Card Extravaganza Coming on May 11
Save the date now. Watch for some great preview cards coming in my newsletter this Wednesday.
Shop Online | Current Host Code: 7633B6DX