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 🙂
  • 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 🙂

Make it a Great Day!