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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Jan 24 2016

Lace White Work Card

White work is a popular form of working parchment cards, its resemblance to lace is classically elegant and timeless. Julie Roces is a master at lace work and it was with joy that I worked this design from her book, Royal LaceI find parchment incredibly relaxing and enjoy working white work designs.

Salmon Lace Card

The card consists of six layers of parchment, the inner and outer cards are made of regular parchment paper. The extra inner card is made of salmon pink parchment paper. I traced the entire pattern with white Tinta ink on both the front sheets. Embossing was completed with the extra small ball, small ball and large ball embossing tools. I used the 2-split and 4-split perforating tools to perforate the bows and edges of all layers of the card and then cut all six layers with Pergamano cutting scissors.

Salmon Lace Card 2

I included this picture of the card taken with sunlight behind it to illustrate the beautiful translucency of the parchment. I’m very proud of how well this card turned out, it was a complicated card to cut, there being six layers to cut through.

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

Jerri Siggy3

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