VIDEO: Grunge Swallowtail Surprise Card

swallowtail grunge - stampin up-combo

WOW! That was what I said when I saw this butterfly cut out card designed by Ingrid Blackburn. I knew immediately I had to make it, it was too beautiful and eye catching to pass up. Featuring the Swallowtail Butterfly stamp, Dictionary and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets in an eclectic mix that goes together so perfectly. I love the way the butterfly flows unto the back of the card for a little “surprise” for the recipient, and the cool way to make the Grunge Splatters look like watercolor paints.

It’s amazingly easy to do, check out my video below for the instructions.


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Grunge Swallowtail Surprise Card pdf





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  1. Camille says:

    What a beautiful card. Love that stamp

  2. Kathleen K says:

    Nice card.

  3. Cool card.

  4. I like this card.

  5. Jeremy V says:

    I love this style of card.

  6. Oh Tami, what an amazingly beautiful card. This technique is so clever. Two words…LOVE IT!!!

  7. Beautiful!!! Awesome technique. Thank you, Tami!

  8. Tami, Love LOve LOVe LOVE this card! The design and layering absolutely fabulous ! Now , I have more stamp sets that I want and didn’t think I would 🙂
    Thanks for giving me inspiration.
    Have a great week!

  9. Oh I just love love love this card and such a gorgeous butterfly too!!!

  10. Carol Seeman says:

    Love your videos Tami. Keep them coming.
    Oh by the way…I would also like to win your monthly July 2013 drawing! 🙂

  11. Awesome – beautiful card -thanks for the video!!

  12. Looove it!

  13. Pamela K says:

    Really nice tutorial Tami. Thanks much!

  14. Barbara Spiegel says:

    I have loved your You Tube videos for quite a while. This butterfly is really beautiful – definitely one I’m going to case.

    Love It!!

  15. Carol Carriveau says:

    How fun…don’t yet have the big butterfly but love the grunge…will try it after convention!

  16. Gorgeous card Tamie,just beautiful!

  17. KerryJoy says:

    Love this technique and your video was great. Thanks so much.

  18. Melinda Thomas says:

    What a beautiful card!! Hope you have a wonderful time at convention! Looking forward to seeing your pics on FB! 🙂

  19. Anne Marie says:

    Tami , That Big ole butterfly sure looks cool ,cann’t wait to try that card. wish my demonstrator was cool as you. but at least I have you online ,that so rocks and you’re welcome for all the love we send to you, because you really show us all your love . I was beginning to think buying that big ole butterfly was a mistake not anymore hugs Anne

  20. Really creative card

  21. Love this card!!

  22. Made a card like this. I really love the swallowtail stamp!

  23. Well that’s a familiar card! 🙂

    • Ingrid you flippin’ ROCK!! I absolutely fell in LOVE with your card (you probably already read that lol). thanks for sharing it!!!

  24. Georgette says:

    Well as you do not know I love butterfly and what a beautiful card
    That you did I know that I well try this out
    O but do not have a big butterfly stamp
    like that well guess got to get one
    Thank for showing

    • thanks Georgette…and BTW no need to waste gas, just click above and that beautiful butterfly stamp will arrive on your doorstep in record time. Oh and since I now know about your love for butterflies, be sure to check out our butterfly punches while you’re in my online store.

  25. I just got the butterfly and I can’t wait to try it out! Great videos!