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Swallowtail Duo Embossing With Faux Stone Background

Thank goodness Swallowtail made it into the new catalog.  I would have been weeping for days if it was retired.  Believe it or not, I'm not really a butterfly gal, but I love this one.  There are stamp sets that are just meant to use with techniques.  Swallowtail is one of them.

At a recent Technique Tuesday, I taught my stampers how to do Duo Embossing.  The key part for this technique is not to tap off the excess like you usually would.  You need to sprinkle the lightest color embossing powder where you want it first then quickly flip it upside down and then tap off the excess.  Then put the darker embossing powder over the remaining section and tap off and heat as usual.

In addition, I brought out one of my homemade stamps which works perfectly for a Faux Stone background.  All I did was cut up pieces of unused rubber and attach it to a blank block.  Ink it up and stamp on card stock!

Here was the finished card:

Duo Color Embossing Card-Swallowtail

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