Apr 14 2014
Good morning ladies, today I have a very sweet parchment card to share with you of a little girl that I just adore.
Isn’t she precious! There’s actually quite a bit of work in this card. The design is from Pergamano’s book, Anneke’s Charming Creations, a design of Anneke Oostmeijer. The design in the book has a black silhouette of a girl. I changed it up a bit by perforating and cutting around the inner circle and inserting a vellum cut out of this sweet little girl. The image is from Summer Breeze vellum.
Due to the transparency of the parchment paper it’s hard to photograph the depth of the colors with the sunshine behind it. I like to take pictures of the cards on a flat service to show the intensity of the colors. Learning parchment craft is not difficult, but it does take some practice. If you’re interested in picking up a new craft, or getting back into it, I have some tutorials listed in the left side of my blog entitled Parchment Tutorials. Click on the link and you’ll be directed to the tutorials. There are seven different technique books involved. I have posts on each of the books (see Parchment Tutorials on left side bar), giving descriptions of what’s in the books, as well as some pictures of my completed designs from the lessons teaching that particular technique. To get started I would suggest purchasing the parchment kit, a mapping pen, Tinta white ink, and the parchment DVD. The DVD illustrates the techniques and goes hand-in-hand with the seven technique books. I sell the Technique Books in my store.
The card is made of regular parchment paper, with a pink parchment insert. Using a mapping pen I traced the image with Tinta white and gold ink. I shallowly perforated the pattern, then did the embossing. In this design, the embossing was done on both the front and the back of the card. When the embossing was complete, I deeply perforated the design. I used a fine mesh easy grid within the design to pierce the small holes with an arrow tool. I then completed the cut work and inserted the vellum image of the small girl.
The design would be so special for a little girl’s birthday. A daughter, granddaughter, God-daughter or niece would love this.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I feel so blessed when you take time from your busy day to visit with me — sending warm wishes your way for a beautiful, sunny day! I hope to see you later in the week.
Supplies used in this design include:
Paper: Regular parchment paper, pink parchment paper
Grids: Easy Grid Fine Mesh