Apr 14 2014

Garden Girl Parchment Card

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 penTinta 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.

I sell Pergamano supplies in my online store, A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique, as well as PCA parchment tools.  Links are provided below.

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.

Paper Hugs,

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Supplies used in this design include:

Book:   Anneke’s Charming Creations

Paper:  Regular parchment paper, pink parchment paper

Ink:  Tinta gold and white

Grids:  Easy Grid Fine Mesh

Perforating Tools flower, 2-needle, arrow

Embossing Tools: small ball, large ball

Misc.:  Mapping Pen, Perga Soft

 

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Apr 10 2014

Tending The Roses

Good morning Ladies! Today I have a card to share using Graphic 45′s Sweet Sentiments designer papers.

I used Graphic 45′s 8 x 8 paper pad for this design. The roses in the background paper are a perfect match with my roses. I’ve added green stamens to the centers of the roses, love that! This card doesn’t photograph as well as it looks in real life, the colors are soft, yet intense.

In this close up you can see the white beaded stamens, I adore those! I found them in the bridal section at Michael’s. The key was purchased years ago, I painted ivory acrylic paint over it. Do you see the delicate white swirls? That’s the Quinn Flourish die from Memory Box, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite die brands. The roses were made using Spellbinder’s Rose Creations dies (another favorite). The leaves were made with Susan’s Garden Leaves dies (very versatile set of dies for leaf choices). The fern is a Dee’s Distinctively die that I recently purchased. I’ve tucked in Prima gypso flowers under the roses. Olive seam binding adds a bit of elegance, it’s soft and shiny, feels like silk.

Again, you see the Quinn Flourish die cut with its elegant swirls in the upper corner – just love this die! You can see the top of the key in this photo, I love painting over the brass finish to create a bit of  ”shabbiness” here and there. I used a bit more seam binding and tucked in one of Darsi Bruno’s fabulous stick pins in the arrangement. The pin gives the appearance of beautiful pearls nesting within the flowers. I’ve tucked in more white stamens, green stamens, as well as Prima gypso flowers.

A few page pebbles placed on the background panel complete the design. A beautiful card with elegance and grace, a touch of “vintage” and a touch of “shabby”.

Thank you so much for stopping by 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 and weekend! I hope you have plans for a fabulous weekend with family and friends. I’ll be back early next week . . . hope to see you then!

Paper Hugs,

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Supplies I used on this design:

Paper:  Graphic 45 – Sweet Sentiments 8 x 8 – (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Dies:  Spellbinders’ Rose Creations (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store); Memory Box Quinn Flourish (StarLitStudio); Susan’s Garden Leaves (A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique); Dee’s Distinctively Fern

Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet, Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Ribbon:  Olive Seam Binding (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Accessories:  Darsi Bruno Vintage Stick Pin, Bow Easy (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store); Stamens, Key (Michael’s); Robin’s Nest Page Pebbles; Ivory Acrylic paint; Scor It; Distresser; Prima Gypso Buds (A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique)

Adhesives:  Zip Dry, Crafter’s Pick (A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique)

 

 

 

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Apr 07 2014

White Work Anemones Parchment Craft

Today I have a white work anemone parchment card to share with you.

Flowers are such a wonderful inspiration for parchment craft. Well, for me, flowers are an inspiration for all my designing. I was born with an innate love for nature. This design is found in Pergamano’s Magazine M93, together with five other beautiful floral designs. This pattern is a design of Hiskia Wittenaar. I have several of Hiskia’s books, I love just gazing at them for inspiration.

This style of parchment craft is called Whitework and it’s one of my favorites! Techniques in this design include tracing with a mapping pen with white Tinta ink, embossing, stippling, perforating, embossing and perforating on grids and cutting. I used regular parchment paper with an insert sheet of hydrangea purple parchment paper.

After completing the tracing with the mapping pen and ink, I lightly traced the outlines of the flowers with a white lead pencil. I colored in the flowers with Perga Liners. The embossing was done on the back side of the parchment paper. All stippling is done on the back side of the paper as well. Before embossing, I shallowly perforated the design. Once the stippling and embossing were completed, I used the multi grid #4 and the fine mesh grid for the patterns within the four corner motifs. I used the hockey stick for the feathering technique within the leaves. Some embossing was done using the grid as well. When all embossing and deep perforating was completed, I completed the cutting and finished the card.

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 penTinta 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.

A lovely card that can be used for almost any occasion. Shopping links are provided below.

Thank you so much for stopping by 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 and week! I’ll be back later in the week . . . hope to see you then!

Paper Hugs,

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Supplies used in this design include:

Pergamano Magazine M93

PaperRegular Parchment Paper, Hydrangea Purple Parchment Paper

InkTinta White

ColoringPerga Liners

Embossing Toolsfine stylus, extra small ball stainless steel, small ball, large ball, hockey stick

Perforating Tools1-needle; 1-needle bold, 2-needle

GridsMulti Grid 04, fine mesh grid

Misc.:  Mapping Pen

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