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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Triple Stamping Butterfly

As the Swallowtail is such a large stamp, I was curious to see if I could get this to work. I cut three stamping pieces, based on the size of the stamp. They were: 6x 4 3/4,5x 3 3/4 and 4x 2 3/4. The mat layers are 1/4" bigger than the stamping pieces.( 6 1/4 x 5, etc)
 Layered the stamping pieces on top of each other, holding them together with re-positionable tape. Then I stamped & embossed the butterfly in Versamark & White embossing powder, and coloured him in the same way as the others.
 Tip here, separate the layers as you heat emboss them, as the heat makes the re-positionable tape separate, and you have sheets of card sliding everywhere.
 This one was coloured with DI in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.  I matted all the layers up, and it fitted together quite well.  The base card is covered in a sheet of DP, Dovecraft Earthtones, 8&8 pad..  I have masses of paper I never get around to using! I grabbed a sheet from a 6x6 pad, by K & co, called Hydrangea stripe. I tore it at an angle, and sponged Spiced Marmalade around the edges, then ran it through an embossing folder with butterflies on. I think it was a magazine freebie. I added this to the left hand side then mounted the butterfly panel on top.  A greeting stamped in Spiced Marmalade and matted in the same way finishes it off.

Swallowtail Butterfly, Stampin Up
DI in Squeezed lemonade,Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade
 White Embossing Powder


Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shaz, this card caught my eye - it's beautiful! Neat combo of patterns in the background. Love the warmth of that butterfly and the triple layering you did with it.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just simply superb Shaz, TFS!!
Shaz in Oz.x