Friday 12 April 2013

My first attempt at Parchment Craft

Hi everyone, hope you're all well.

I want to show you the card I've made using the fab pressie I got from my best friend Sue. It's my birthday on Sunday but Sue will be on nights so I won't be able to see her so I got my pressie early during a lovely evening and yummy takeaway - so thanks Susie, we had a lovely evening. I had a go at Project 1 in the book and then added it to a card, combining it with some Spellbinders. Here is the finished product...

I made the corners with one of the Ironwork Motif dies, embossing it with a spotty mask through the die and cutting it in 4. The dies in the centre of the parchment are the 2 smallest Opulent Ovals. The sentiment peel off is on a Petite Labels One die. All dies are mounted on foam pads, finishing off with a double bow and some silver pearls (from The Hobby House).
  I've got a long way to go learning this craft but it's good to try something new sometimes. I'm really pleased how this turned out.

I would like to enter this for the following:-
Card Crafters Circle - Die-ing to impress you
Papercrafting Journey - Monochromatic
Rhedd and Rosie - Monochromatic
Lexi's Creations - Punches or dies
Make it Monday

If anyone has any useful hints or tips regarding Parchment craft they would be gratefully received. Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments. I hope to see you again soon.

Helen xx


  1. Ist entry of the week ..well done . Hi Helen.
    Beautiful work here on parchment . The design looks brilliant .
    Love the embellishing too .
    Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle

  2. hun, this is totally gorgeous!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. This is gorgeous :D Well done! Have a lovely birthday!x

  4. This looks amazing - so glad you you had a good night and the parchment looks amazing xxx

  5. Beautiful card,love the fab design and great

  6. oh wow totally impressed have always loved parchment but never thought that I could attempt it yet this for a first attempt is fabulous
    Hugs and well done
    Kate xx

  7. Your card is gorgeous and your parchment work looks great. xxx

  8. Absolutely beautiful Helen...especially for a first go with parchment. It's so elegant and pretty.

  9. Wonderful love the parchment Thanks for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie. xxx

  10. How gorgeous is this, I just love it, so visual.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog, hope we see you again.

    Moira DT

  11. Gorgeous I love the colour combination and the great design.

    Linda xxx

  12. Lovely card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxxx

  13. Lovely card Helen. Wonderful first attempt.

  14. Wow! This is striking Helen! You'd never know it was your first attempt - fantastic job!
    Hugs, Tracey x

  15. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! HUgsxx

  16. What a stunning card ,love the parchment work and the colours you have chosen make this such an elegant classy card
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

  17. A truly beautiful creation....thanks so much for joining in at Card Crafter's Circle!

  18. i like parchment and your design is so neat and so lovely !

  19. Beautiful classy card.Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies. Hugs Tina xx


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