Kathe’s Elegant Swallowtail Sympathy Card

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August Traveler - ensemble large


Stamp-of-the-Month: Traveler Class—Includes stamp set and supplies for 5 cards.  Local class August 14.  Class-To-Go Kits available.  Demos can request Cards-Only Kits.  Pre-paid registration by Monday, July 28, 2014.

July Last Thurs - ensemble large  

"Last Thursdays" Card Class—4 cards.  All levels of stampers welcome.  Local class Thursday, July 31.  Class-To-Go Kits available.  RSVP by July 30, 2014.


Hi Stamping Friends!

First a few quick reminders.  Today is the final day to register for the Traveler Stamp-of-the-Month class.  It's also the last day to take advantage of this week's Weekly Deals!  And, you have just a few more days to save with the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper promo, which ends on July 31. 

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I've got a couple more amazing cards to show you from our Too Cool Demo Team shoebox swap.  Today, we are looking at the gorgeous card that Kathe Madsen brought for our team to create.  

Kathe - swallowtail sympathy copy 

CASEd from Amy Koenders at Stampin' With Amy K.

I can tell right away that this photo doesn't do Kathe's card justice!  The colors are so soft and elegant…you really need to see it in real life to appreciate it.  I guess you'll just have to try it out on your own!  And, you'll definitely want to, because the technique she used to create the two layers is equally awesome and so, so simple!

Kathe - swallowtail sympathy 2 copy 

Cool Cut-Out Background—We started by embossing a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Soft Sky card stock with the large Swallowtail image.  The image is inked in VersaMark and stamped at a bit of an angle, sprinkled with Smoky Slate Embossing Powder, then heated until smooth and glossy.

Next we used the Ovals Collection Framelits to die-cut an oval shape right out the center of the butterfly. 

Finally, we die-cut a seperate Pool Party layer with the next size up Oval, and mounted the cut-out butterfly oval on that.  Adhere the original layer to the Pool Party card base, then pop up the framed cut-out with Dimensionals over the hole. 

Isn't that clever?!  It's a little twist on the Double-Time Stamping Technique and it's Too Cool!

Kathe - swallowtail sympathy 3 copy  

Sympathy Sentiment—The sentiment is from the Bloom With Hope Hostess set, stamped in Smoky Slate ink onto Soft Sky and die-cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  We used a second die-cut from Pool Party card stock, cutting it in half and repositioning the halves to make a frame.

Butterfly Accents—The Papillon Potpourri butterflies were also stamped in Smoky Slate onto Pool Party card stock, then punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  They are adhered with Glue Dots and adorned with Pearl Jewels.

Complete Supplies List

Find all the supplies to create this project & more at my Online Store!

Great card idea, Kathe!  Thanks so much for sharing it with us! 



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