Clear Embossed Swallowtail


Looking for another way to feature the swallowtail? How about using Clear Embossing Powder! It’s a subtle way to make any image shine, and really adds a “WOW” factor to this Clean and Simple layout.


Tips and Tricks:

  • Stamp your words first–you want them on the card stock before you emboss. Choose an ink color dark enough to show through πŸ™‚
  • Ink up the swallowtail really well with versamark ink pad and stamp on your cardstock
  • apply clear embossing powder over the image. Turn the card stock over and tap off any excess powder.
  • Make sure you check for finger prints or any smudges–The heat tool will emboss all the powder it touches
  • The card stock will be a little warped from the heat tool, so don’t be afraid to add a little extra snail adhesive to the back.
  • I added a couple dimensionals (surprise surprise!) behind the Not Quite Navy card stock to give it a little extra




Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps: Swallowtail, Word Play

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark

Paper: So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake

Etc: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Have you created any cards or scrapbook pages with the Swallowtail? You can email pics to–I’d love to see what you create πŸ™‚

Make it a Great Day!



2 thoughts on “Clear Embossed Swallowtail

  1. I loved making this card at your stamp-a-stack card party Monday night! Now I can’t wait to send the cards I made. And now I think I have to have that stamp too! Just beautiful!

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