Jun 04 2016

June Roses and an Announcement

Hi everyone, I’ve been missing in blog land (again). I’ve been so busy with Guild exams that I haven’t had a spare moment to photograph my cards until today.

I absolutely love this June Rose pattern. The designer is Linda Williams, a Master Pergamano Instructor. Linda designed the pattern for the Parchment Craft Magazine based in the UK. Linda embossed her card for the magazine using the shadow embossing technique, I painted it with Faber-Castell polychromos colored pencils and added a touch of shadowing with water color (felt tip markers). To paint with felt tip markers I scribble color onto a palette and then pick up color with a moist (but not wet) water color paint brush and paint directly onto the colored pencil work.

This card would make a beautiful wedding card or a very beautiful birthday card for a mom with a birthday in June.

June Rose Bride

It was a joy to paint the card and a fun challenge to do the lace work. I traced the border, the lace and the word “June” with white lead on the front side of the parchment. After embossing those areas on the back side of the parchment, I removed the white lead with Dorso oil (very carefully, as I didn’t want to remove any of the painting which was done first). I perforated the lace with a 2-split perforating tool and perforated the border with a 2 needle perforating tool.  The cutting took a bit of time, but was well worth the patience as the lace work is so realistic in appearance.


I adhered Swarovski 1mm garnet crystals on the lace, as well as on the letter “J”.



And now for my exciting announcement:

I have been so blessed on my parchment craft journey. Six years ago I first started learning this beautiful craft and I could not have imagined where the journey would take me.

I am so excited to announce my appointment as Vice principal for the USA for The Academy of Independent Parchment Craft Tutors, co-founded and owned by Linda Williams and Patricia M Murphy from The United Kingdom. The Academy’s mission is to bring about the growth and development of parchment craft around the world by creating a network of qualified tutors worldwide to teach and share our passion for parchment craft.

I’m thrilled to be working alongside Heather Attwater, Vice Principal for Canada and Elizabeth Willey, Vice Principal for Australia. Heather, Elizabeth and I have the honor and privilege of being chosen to represent our respective countries to help fulfill The Academy’s mission.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about The Academy and how I may assist you in learning parchment craft, or if you already know parchment craft and would be interested in becoming an academy tutor and sharing your love of parchment in your area.


If you’re interested in giving parchment craft a try and want learn to make cards like you’ve seen on my blog, I have a small starter kit, available here. I bought this kit six years ago and haven’t looked back.

Thank you so much for your visit, I very much appreciate you spending a bit of your day visiting with me.

Wishing you the very best,
Jerri Siggy3

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Mar 28 2016

Spring Parchment Card

Oh my Gosh, if there were more hours in a day and days in a week, I’d be able to get so much more accomplished! I’ve been away from my blog wrapping up exams and getting them in the mail, as well as still working full time and trying to squeeze in some play time.


I had an opportunity to play this past weekend. We went down to the beach and I had a little “me time”, so I decided to participate in a challenge in one of the parchment groups I belong to on Facebook. One of my favorite designers, Julie Roces, contributed three designs for us to select from. No samples were given, just the graphic drawings. I selected this design. I used a grid to create the grid work in the middle of the design, it was left blank on the pattern. The urns were blank as well, I sketched a cross hatch design onto the pattern.

I traced the scrolls and urns with Tinta Gold ink, the flowers were painted with Pergamano’s Perga Colors Exclusive markers using a #1 water color brush. I cut out the areas surrounding the flowers and urns. I dorsed the background in pink from the reverse side of the parchment paper. I included a pink parchment insert behind the grid work and flowers that I cut from the pattern to fit behind the design. The scroll work was embossed to create the “white” area within the scrolls. I embossed the lines of the border and stippled between them. A sheet of white parchment paper was placed as an inner card. Normally I cut the border with parchment scissors, but since I was in a hurry to get the card in by Monday morning, I used a 4-split tool around the border to perforate the edge and then pulled gently on the parchment paper to remove the excess, creating a very sweet edge to the card.

It was a fun weekend challenge that had me totally relaxed by Sunday evening. I’m so happy I was able to squeeze in a little “me time”.

Wishing you the very best,
Jerri Siggy3

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Jan 27 2016

Lace Borders White Work

This pattern includes both lace and white work with shadow embossing. The pattern is from a pamphlet of patterns from Dorothy Holness. Dorothy’s patterns are well know throughout Europe, her work is loved by all, her workshops were filled to capacity. How I wish I could have been present at one of those workshops.

Dorothy's White Work 3

A grid was used for the lace borders. I lightly traced the pattern with a white pencil, once the focal image was embossed, I removed the white pencil lines with a bit of Dorso Oil. I embossed, perforated and cut the lace borders.

Roses White work

I used regular parchment paper for the outer and inner cards and dorsed the inner card with Pergamano’s Dorso Crayons to create a rainbow pattern on the inner card.

Dorothy's White work Card 1

Thank you so much for your visit, until next time .   .   .

Jerri Siggy3

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