Monday, May 15, 2017

Parchment Craft Card - Floral Wreath and Butterfly

I was very privileged to take several parchment craft classes at the Stamp Art Shoppe before it closed recently.  My very skilled and talented instructor was Linda Baney.  To perfect this art, it takes tons of special piercing and embossing tools, mad skills, perseverance  and a lot of patience but the results are worth the effort. Sadly, I have found that I have many more tools than any of the other attributes. However, I do love stepping out of my comfort zone every once in a while and creating a parchment craft card.  I traced this pretty floral wreath design on white parchment paper with a Pergamano pen made especially for parchment paper. Purists use an actual fountain-type pen and white ink to get the finest lines, but I like to keep things as easy as possible. Three different embossing tools were used to emboss the design.  That's the tricky part...but it's actually very enjoyable and relaxing if I can keep from punching holes in the delicate paper.  I love creating these butterflies because they look beautiful on all types of cards and they don't take long to create.  I need to get out my tools and do a whole day of parchment butterflies.  Yes, that would make me so happy!

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  1. What a gorgeously delicate card, its so pretty x

  2. Beautiful and I don't believe the lack of skill - seems fine to me! Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece with us at Unstampabelles.

  3. This is so beautiful. If I spent a whole day making parchment butterflies I'd been happy.....when they were finished. I appreciate the patience you need for this work. Did Star my card making using this technique but I gave patience you see. Still got all the many tools to ho. Thank you for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles and the memory lane jog. Wynn DT

  4. Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again! Valentina DT

  5. Cute card with pretty colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  6. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.