Friday, 17 May 2013

Swallowtail -my first attempt

I unexpectedly find myself at home this afternoon with a couple of hours spare.  I wonder what I could do....
Here I am a little while later and of course I have something to show you

I have just got this stamp and it's so big and so gorgeous and I so had to use it as soon as possible! I have looked around and there are some fantastic makes with this SU swallowtail butterfly.  This one is mine and it was inspired by the challenge this week at Cas-ual Fridays where you should stamp on DP.  The butterfly was stamped onto two pieces of DP, one in black, and one in white, and heat embossed. Then I snipped part of the white wing out and paper pieced it onto the black. The sentiment is from an old set (nothing wrong with that!) and was perfect for this.  I made a paper banner out of more DP and used a coloured card blank.
I think I will be doing some more with this stamp, it is just too amazing for words!!


  1. I love that butterfly. This sounds interesting, I like the idea of black and white embossing on pattern papers. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. This is very pretty! The butterfly looks great! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!


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