Apr 03 2014

A Golden Swallowtail

  

I wanted an image for this card that would fill up most of the space so I thought of Swallowtail. I love this big, beautiful butterfly because it adds an elegant simplicity to any card.

For this card, I stamped the butterfly in VersaMark ink and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder. I decided to pair the gold with Midnight Muse. I absolutely love this rich dark blue. As it is one of the 2012-2014 In Colors, it will be retiring soon. Make sure you have added the ink to your collection along with the ink refill and extra card stock.

 

I also embossed the Vintage Faceted Designer Button. I pressed the button into my Versamark inkpad and then dipped it into the gold embossing powder. Next, holding the button with the Paper-Piercing Tool, I used the heat tool to melt the powder. This will still hot for a bit after you finish so be careful not to touch it.

Don’t have a Paper-Piercing Tool? Get one! I use mine so often. But for this project you could also use a toothpick, paperclip or something similar.

 

To finished the card I layered the stamped image onto Brushed Gold card stock and added gold Baker’s Twine to the center of the button to carry over the gold theme. I also added more Midnight Muse in the form of the stamped greeting and the fishtail banner. 

 

 

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Gold Baker's TwineVintage Faceted Designer ButtonsMidnight Muse Cardstock

 

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One Response to “A Golden Swallowtail”

  1. Terrion 08 Apr 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Gorgeous card Dar! I love the gold embossed button, who knew?

    Ter 😉

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