Swallowtail with Embossing Technique


One of my special friends in Montana had a birthday yesterday, and I sent her this card, and since it arrived on time (Yippee), I was able to post it today.  I had to wait, so it would be a surprise, but this is my favorite card of the three embossing folder techniques I have shown.  For this version, you don’t need a brayer.  Pick an embossing folder with an overall design that won’t detract from your stamped image, and pick an image that is larger and will stand out.  I chose the Honeycomb folder and the Swallowtail stamp.


Open your folder, ink up your stamp thoroughly, and stamp your image directly on the inside flat/indented side (as opposed to the raised side) of the folder.  Now carefully lay your card stock on the stamped side, close the folder, and run it through the Big Shot.


With this technique, you will need to wash the folder each time you want another image, so it isn’t as conducive to multiple cards as the other two techniques, but the outcome is so pretty, I don’t think you will mind.

I used Crushed Curry card stock and Chevron ribbon, Night of Navy ink, cardstock, and seam binding ribbon, and Whisper White twine and Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Four You stamp set and die cut with the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back!  To view my class list or purchase anything you have seen here, go to Stampin’ Bon.


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