Stamps: Swallowtail, Bloom with Hope (retired), Gorgeous Grunge (for the inside).
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry.
Ink: Versamark, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry.
Accessories: Stamping Sponges, Heat tool, White Embossing Powder, paper towel, Tidy Tray, Embossing Buddy, bone folder, scissors, pencil, Snail Adhesive, Tombow glue, Softly Falling embossing folder, Stampin’ Trimmer.
Punch: Bow Builder, modern label.
Blackberry Bliss card base layered with a panel 5.25” x 4” from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
Use Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the bow and punch with the Bow Builder Punch. There are a lot of good tutorials on how to use the punch. This is a good one HERE. She uses glue dots but I much prefer the Tombow glue.
To create the Ink Resist Technique, cut a panel 5” x 3.75” from Whisper White cardstock. Rub the front with the Embossing Buddy to reduce static. Stamp the Swallowtail image on the white panel using Versamark ink.
Pour white embossing powder over the stamped image over the Tidy Tray. Heat emboss it.
Lightly sponge over the embossed Swallowtail with Rich Razzleberry ink.
Wipe the embossed image with a paper towel to remove the ink that has stuck to the embossing and that is it!
Cut a panel 5.25” x 4” from white cardstock for the inside of the card. Decorate to suit your fancy! Sometime envelopes are just too big so I will show you how to cut an oversized envelope down to fit the card. Seal the envelope. Lay your card on the envelope.
You can see that there is hardly any wiggle room. You may have to cut about an eight of an inch off the bottom of your card if the card is too wide. Measure 4-3/8” from one short end of the envelope.
Lay my template from OHCC001 and trace the top.
Use a plate to make a curve joining the pencil lines. Cut through one thickness following curve.
Put your card inside and fold down the top. I inked the Swallowtail in Blackberry Bliss and added to the front.