Swallowtail Sunset

Hi!  As you might have guessed, I am featuring some of my favorite retiring stamp sets and tools. The Swallowtail was the first stamp on my list when it debuted.  You might have guessed that I love butterflies – and this one is just absolutely stunning and can stand on its own.

SU! Swallowtail, Brayer

I had taken a class with Michelle Zindorf a few years ago to learn how to use the brayer – and it quickly became one of my favorite tools.  I am sad to see it go.  The butterfly was first embossed with black embossing powder (also retiring – and sold out) then sponged with various shades of ink.  A mask was made with a circle punch and placed in the upper right hand corner.  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze were then brayered over the upper right corner to create a sunset.  The mask was removed and the same colors were lightly sponged for the sun. Click on any product item below to shop for your favorites before they are gone!

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