Swallowtail Get Well and Paper Players #167


Today’s card is a quick and easy get well card for a friend who will be having surgery soon.  It’s also inspired by The Paper Players color challenge #167.  The colors are pool party, midnight muse and whisper white.  IMG_1231


About the card
1.  Offsetting the Swallowtail stamp.  This background stamp is quite large and while I wanted it featured on the front, I didn’t want it to be all centered and everything.  That’s the great thing about large stamps, you don’t have to use the whole.

2.  I used the This too shall pass sentiment from For You and cropped it with the Labels framelit.  I cropped a second one in the same size in the Midnight muse to place behind it by cutting it in half and moving it out.

3.  Final touches – pearls.  Larger ones on the butterfly and smaller ones on the sentiment.  This card came together really fast because it is a single layer.  Sometimes simple is best.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed it.


What I used
Stamps: Swallowtail, For You, Ink: Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Paper: Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Accessories: Labels framelits, pearls, dimensionals. 

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Really nice, Lynn. I like the placement of the butterfly here – and all those pearls! Lovely.

  2. This is a beautiful color pallet! I love this Swallowtail just stopping by on the corner of your card like that!

  3. Beautiful, Lynn! I love how you accented the butterfly’s body with the pearls. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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