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Rainbow Swallowtail

I had this beautiful stamp called Swallowtail for a while, but I was not using it a lot for some reason… Then I saw this beautiful Rainbow technique and thought it would be a perfect stamp to use!  There’s 2 ways you can achieve this great rainbow effect. The first technique is to use sponge daubers and add the ink directly on the stamp, starting with the lighter color and adding the darker ones, one after the other.  This is the technique I recommend if you want to make only one card.

The second technique is to use the “Baby wipe” technique. For this technique, you use a pile of baby wipes and add ink from your ink refills to make your own ink pad. Normally, for this technique, you don’t need to put ink drops at any specific place, making a randomly colored ink pad. But to achieve this rainbow butterfly, you need to add your ink more “strategically”! So, in order to know where to add your ink, I stamped the butterfly on the baby wipe using So Saffron ink. Then using this as my guide, I added Tempting Turquoise on the outside, then Wild Wasabi, Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler. (Directions are below.) This technique is best to use if you want to make multiple cards with the same image.

To finish the card, I added “Dazzling diamonds” on the butterfly to add some sparkles!

Swallowtail rainbow


  1. Take a pile of baby wipes and ensure you put them in an empty stamp case or plastic container.
  2. Ink your image (Swallowtail stamp) with So Saffron ink pad. Stamp it on the baby wipe. This will guide you to add the different colors where you want them.
  3. Take reinkers and add drops of the ink to the baby wipe where you want that color to be. (You want to ensure you add enough ink to cover the entire image.)
  4. Press the stamp into your “baby wipe pad” and stamp the image on card stock.


Stamp set: Swallowtail, Bloom with Hope (retired)

CS and paper: Tempting Turquoise, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White

Ink: Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Ink refills of the following colors: Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue.


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