Yesterday, I awoke with this card in my head… it was simply a matter of execution! LOL the elegant swallowtail stamp was inked using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and stamped onto Newsprint Designer Series Paper. After coloring using Copic Markers, there was a moment when I really had to decide which side of the colored newsprint dsp to use!!Of course there’s the intentional side, where the stamped and copic colored image was quite bright and bold… And then, the reverse… which was almost like a water colored image.. pretty cool, right? After coloring the swallowtail, accents were added using a Signo White Gel Pen… a brand new one! LOL… that gel pen flowed so much better than the ones I’ve had in my stash.. guess it WAS time for a new pen or two!Needing a little more contrast on the swallowtail’s body, I traced a portion of the head and body using a sharpie pen, which made it stand out from the printed dsp a bit more. Narrow scraps of trimmed and colored dsp from cutting down the swallowtail colored paper were used behind the “thank you” punched and popped sentiment to make it stand out from the background.
Both the stamped image and punch are Sale-a-Bration free items when you place a merchandise order of $50 or more… the pretty petites stamp set includes 8 images which all work nicely with the Petite Curly Label Punch… isn’t that cool?
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