Swallowtail Butterfly Chalkboard Technique

Today I’m sharing two cards that I made using the new Swallowtail stamp from Stampin’ Up.  I created these using the chalkboard technique that I’ve seen everywhere lately.  It’s really simple and definitely is a neat effect.

Swallowtail

You can see the chalkboard technique a little bit better in the closer photos below.  Here is a close up of the all black card:

Swallowtail 2

Here is the list of products that you’ll need to create this card:

  • Swallowtail (129213 wood, 129216 clear)
  • Sweet Essentials (126455 wood, 126457 clear)
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (Sale-a-bration Item 132201, Annual Catalog Number 127554)
  • White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132)
  • VersaMark Ink (102283)
  • Heat Tool (129053)
  • Whisper White Craft Pad (101731)
  • Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
  • Glue Dots (103683)
  • SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
  • Stamping Sponges (101610)

I started with a Basic Black card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″.  Then I cut a panel of Basic Black to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  Then I stamped the Swallowtail image in VersaMark and repeated the heat embossing.  Next, I sponged Whisper White Craft ink around the edges of the panel and over and around the butterfly image to make it look like chalk dust.  Then I adhered the decorated panel to the card base with SNAIL.  I finished the card by adhering 3 small Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons with Glue Dots above the sentiment.

Here is the closer photo of the Primrose Petals framed card:

Swallowtail 1

Here is the list of products that you’ll need to create this card:

  • Swallowtail (129213 wood, 129216 clear)
  • Vintage Verses (Sale-a-bration Item 129633 wood, 129636 clear)
  • In Color Dahlias (127556)
  • White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132)
  • VersaMark Ink (102283)
  • Heat Tool (129053)
  • Whisper White Craft Pad (101731)
  • Primrose Petals Card Stock (126841)
  • Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
  • Glue Dots (103683)
  • SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
  • Stamping Sponges (101610)

I started with a Primrose Petals card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″.  Then I cut a panel of Basic Black to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I stamped the sentiment from the Vintage Verses stamp set in VersaMark ink (I wiped the ink off the ! since I didn’t want it on my card this time), sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  Then I stamped the Swallowtail image in VersaMark and repeated the heat embossing.  Next, I sponged Whisper White Craft ink around the edges of the panel and over and around the butterfly image to make it look like chalk dust.  Then I adhered the decorated panel to the card base with SNAIL.  I finished the card by adhering 3 In Color Dahlias with Glue Dots above the sentiment.

A quick tip for heat embossing:  The Embossing Buddy (item 103083) is a must have tool for heat embossing.  A quick rub across the card stock before you begin stamping helps prevent extra embossing powder and glitter from sticking where you don’t want it.  I use it every time I heat emboss so make sure that you add one to your next order and use it every time you heat emboss!

I love the chalkboard look and these cards are really quick and simple to complete.  The Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and the Vintage Verses Stamp Set are both Sale-a-bration items so you can earn them with a $50 Stampin’ Up purchase between now and March 22!

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Happy Stamping!

Amy

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2 thoughts on “Swallowtail Butterfly Chalkboard Technique

  1. Fabulous in black and white…stunning! and I like the plain ‘diamonds’ rather than the dahlias. TFS!

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