So, my husband comes home from work the other day and says, "Do you have a really big 'thinking of you' card? I need space for a lot of people to write in it."
Well, no, I usually don't carry a stock of "large" cards, but, guess what? I think I just might have the supplies to make one!
I took a sheet of Stampin' Up"! Whisper White paper and scored it in half, giving me a card size of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2. That's a lot of space to fill, but the Swallowtail did the trick, In fact, this is probably the first time this lovely stamp has been featured full-size on any card I've made.
For the base butterfly, I placed a scrap piece of paper over the right-hand side of the card stock. I inked the Swallowtail in Strawberry Slush and stamped the image on another piece of scrap paper (I wanted a lighter shade of Strawberry Slush) and then stamped directly onto my card stock. I repeated the process for the other side. I then stamped the Swallowtail full on in Strawberry Slush on a scrap piece and cut it out with my paper snips. I popped it up on a lot of dimensionals and centered it between the two other wings.
Although you can't see it in this photo, I applied some glue from the Two-Way Glue Pen and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter all over it. (The Dazzling Diamonds is being retired, but I've read that this product is being reconfigured and may appear in a different format in the upcoming catalog.) I then applied a Large Rhinestone Jewel (this item is also being retired).
Of course, I also don't have envelopes on hand to accommodate a card this size, so I used the Envelope Punch Board to create one with the Strawberry Slush paper from the In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack.
With Stampin' Up! supplies, anything is possible!
P.S.: The Swallowtail stamp did not retire. It is available now and will be available in the upcoming catalog!