Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Swallowtail Celebration

The vibrant colors of the Blendabilities markers make this butterfly look so lifelike.
For something different on the card front I trimmed the butterfly along the right edge.  Because the markers do bleed through to the other side, I added a second full layer of Whisper White cardstock on the inside that is trimmed just a smidgeon smaller than the original layer.  This also made the card a nice heavier weight as just a single layer of Whisper White is fairly thin.

The sentiment is stamped on the inside layer.  I was looking for a birthday-type sentiment with a pretty font and I came up with one from the long retired Send A Celebration set.   This set has some line images that would be great colored with the Blendabilities so you may be seeing some more cards from this set in the future.

This is the back of the card.  It is a bit easier to see the cut away from this view.
Stamps: Swallowtail, Send A Celebration (retired)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight assortments)


  1. Love the wrap around, shaped edge idea! Pinning for future use!

  2. Best Swallowtail card that I have seen. Definitely going to try it.

  3. Beautiful! I need to try this one for sure

  4. What a fabulous idea! Love your coloring too. TFS!