It's finally beginning to look like Spring out there and so my thoughts go to flowers and butterflies and all things colourful outside. With some sad-looking grass patches showing up between piles of rapidly melting snow, I really need to use my imagination for this. But I'm so ready for flowers. And for butterflies. After 5 1/2 long months of white, I need some colour in my life.
For a stamp that feels almost too large and unwieldy, the Swallowtail background stamp has to be one of the most versatile stamps. And the results are almost always outstanding. I happen to like the way the image looks embossed on vellum. There is an added elegance to it, especially when done with Silver Embossing powder.
I kept my colours toned down somewhat so that the silver and the jewel tones of the colours in the wings would pop. Added to the edge is a cute little scallop and at the top of each scallop I've added a little rhinestone. In the background, under the vellum, you can just make out the design from the Very Vintage Wheel which I used on the cardstock.
It's my "Ode to Spring"---a thank you that it has finally begun.
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