Monday, September 9, 2013

Swallowtail Stamp - Stampin' Up!

An awesome, sparkley card for you today, using the Swallowtail Stamp and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (retired) by Stampin' Up! ....

First you ink up the Swallowtail stamp with VersaMark and stamp it on Pool Party cardstock (aren't you soooo glad Stampin' Up! kept this awesome colour when it retired as an In Colour????).  Then use White Embossing Powder to make it pop from the cardstock.  Make sure it is dry and using an Aqua Painter very, very, lightly paint some of the Champagne Shimmer Paint over top of the butterfly (have water in the barrel of the Aqua Painter and pick up a small amount of the paint with the wet tip).  Using a kleenex or paper towel, lightly rub over the butterfly and this will remove any residual paint from on top of the embossed areas.  It will be sticky if you don't do this step.  Also, make sure you use very little paint, because if you get too much it will look brown and dirty.  Usually "you can never have too much bling" but in this instance, "a little is better".  I am going to miss the Shimmer Paints, but I "may have" purchased extra when the retiring list came out in May!!!  LOL

   Stamps:  Swallowtail, Fabulous Phrases, Petite Pairs
   Ink:  VersaMark, Crumb Cake
   Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party
   Other:  Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (R), Aqua Painter, Jewelry Tag Punch, Small Facetted Button, 1/16" Punch

I am hoping to get back into a regular blogging cycle again.  This summer has been so awesome, but now it is time to buckle down!  Back in March we re-purchased our cabin on a local lake, that we sold over 21 yrs ago.  The owners decided to sell, and we had "reserved" first refusal.  Well, it was not a refusal at all when they called us.  Now we are the oh so proud owners of our little bit of paradise on the lake again. It is a float cabin, which means it is anchored off shore a bit.  It is ugly from the outside, but cute and retro on the inside. 

Here is a picture for you ....

And this is how I like to spend my time up there ....

Yup, that's me floating around!  LOL   We need to do some work on it, as nothing was done during the time we did not own it.  This year we spent some time upgrading some of the interior, and next year we will be replacing the boards on the deck.  Oh so peaceful and quiet as there is no internet, no cell service, no phones, no electricity, and it is boat access only!!!!

Hope you have a great week and Happy Stampin' ....     

1 comment:

Candy said...

WOW what a beautiful card, Glenda!!!
Love the shimmer - you know me LOL

Sure looks like you LOVE having your cabin back :o)
How lovely to be able to just float around all day. NO phone etc. is awesome!!!
Big Hugs, Candy


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