When I was playing with the Swallowtail stamp, I realized that it was a big stamp… seriously, like background sized big stamp. And I was trying to figure out how I wanted to use it. So, I cut and I played, but I really wanted to keep the full butterfly image for my card. So I let go of my 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” boundaries and let my butterfly fly!
But then as I was working on the rest of my card, I decided that the Honeycomb embossing folder looked a bit too tall… too sharp for my card. So I grabbed my handy sanding block and started rubbing down the layers. When I was done, I was much happier with my cardstock and I had a ton of extra fuzz collecting on my desk.
That fuzz makes awesome flocking! If you don’t know what flocking it, it is like glitter only instead of being a jar full of reflective bits, it is a jar full of fluffy fuzz. It is perfect to add as a layer over parts of your stamped image or card that you want to have a plush texture and when you make your own, it perfectly matches the rest of your project.
Here is a close up of how my honeycomb looked when I was done sanding and you can kind of see the butterfly body too:
I even made a video so you can see how I made it!
Stamps – Swallowtail, Fabulous Phrases
Paper – Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder
Ink – Early Espresso
Accessories – Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Sanding Block, Stampin’ Dimensionals