I blame it all on Sarah my Stampin Up lady.
Loved the Swallowtail the first time I saw it, had to have it but then wasn't sure what to do with it, it's a big stamp!
Tags on white cardstock - a good way to experiment. Butterfly oh flutterby, waterwashed background in Sahara Sand and gaps sponged with Perfect Plum. Back stamped with maidenhair fern from Papaya Collage in full strength Sahara Sand and swirl from Elements of Style in Basic Grey. Swallowtail stamped with Soft Suede and stencil corner sponged with Perfect Plum. Life is a matter of moments (so true) from Elements of Style. 3 flowers are serrated centre from the Fun Flowers Bigz L die - colour both sides, cut the petals and glue in place then fluff them up. Distressed (tool) and dirtied with Soft Suede.
Birdy and Rose
White emboss maidenhair fern from Papaya Collage. Waterwashed background in Certainly Celery and gaps sponged with Marina Mist. Stamp the birds in Soft Suede first and then back stamp with rose in Black and swirl from Elements of Style in full strength Basic Grey along with small centre from Daydream Medallions. Dirty with Basic Grey instead of the usual Soft Suede. Sponged scalloped trim in Certainly Celery and torn strip in Marina Mist. Random button and string bow. Stamp Happy Birthday in white on black cardstock. I didn't read my SU catalogue properly and when my order of neutral ink pads arrived there was no white. I used an old white ink but it's very faint. I did use one random stamp on this tag to reverse the bird.
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Elements of Style, Daydream Medallions
Ink: Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Basic Grey, Black, Soft Suede