Dazzling Swallowtail

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Love Love Love this stamp set! But I’ll be honest….I was hesitant to buy it (You’ve never heard that before!)

So let me break it down to three reasons WHY I love the Swallowtail stamp so much:

(1) It’s a huge stamp! Perfect for backgrounds, as it will fill any white space you have– would work great for scrap booking too!

(2) Versatility: You can ink it, color it with markers, emboss it, perfect for pastels, and wonderful with watercolors

(3) All about the details: I’m pretty sure they knew what they were doing when they designed all the little details into this image. Simply stunning!

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Here’s one of the cards from last week’s stamp club. This technique was super simple, but offers a big “WOW” factor

Tips and Tricks:

  • Start with your lightest color first (I used Wisteria Wonder) and randomly ink the stamp with a sponge dauber
  • Add in the next colors of ink (again–light to dark) randomly with sponge daubers. This will give you a tie-dye effect
  • Give it a good huff to moisten the ink, and stamp on whisper white cardstock
  • Use snail to adhere all of the layers. I also used the NEW Distress Tool (#127562) to rough up the edges
  • Dazzling Details is a quick and easy way to add some shimmer without the mess of glitter. Note: a little bit goes a long way. Start with a small drop and smear it. you can always add more šŸ™‚
  • Because this is a huge stamp, you are going to need Clear Block F (it’s the only one big enough for the image). Otherwise, I would suggest purchasing the wood mount stamp (#129213)

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Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Swallow Tail (c-129216), Sassy Salutations (126707)

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist

Paper: Marina Mist, Rose Red, Whisper White

Etc: Distress Tool, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Clear Block F (#118483)

Have a Fabulous Day & Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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