Monday, 15 June 2009

Parchment Card

Over the years, I have looked at parchment cards and have thought they look fun to do, but had never got around to it. On Saturday, I finally had a go when I went with D to a parchment card class at Craftastic, our local craft shop.

We had a go at the simple embossing of the flower in the centre. We also did some pricking and cut outs. The little crosses were created using a 4 prong pricking tool, and then the parchment in the centre of the square are cut out. This was very fiddly and quite time consuming, but thoroughly satisfying.

Once completed, the parchment was folded over a card and this is the result. Not bad for the first go. Now, do I go out and get some supplies to do more at home, mmmmmm.

15 comments:

MargB said...

This is beautiful - I am not sure I have seen one up close but they are really attractive on the screen.

Gaynor said...

Finally...something I am ahead of lol
Been there, done that, ner ner nernerner hehe.
I think I have some things that you can have. I used to do it int he 1909s when everything was really expensive...then I started again last year so I have some bits and peices which arent actually out of date. Some of the pricking scissors (still ruddy expensive but better they are used than left to rust in peace hehe) and I might have other bits and peices...I am off to a writing group now but I will have a sort out and e-mail you later. I def have some or the parchment etc

Laters!

Gaynor said...

OMG I am not that old hehe...I meant 1990's lol

Annie said...

I'm not familiar with this craft at all. But it certainly does make for a beautiful card!

Deepa said...

Me too hearing about this first time...what is the procedure actually?

loulee said...

You've done a beautiful job, go on, buy some supplies and play some more.

Terry said...

Your card is beautiful! I'm glad you and D had a good time! :0)

Sandy said...

That is a stunning card...love the colors, great job!

zetor said...

That is so very lovely. You are so talented.

Knitting Linguist said...

I think we all know the answer to that question, especially when the results are so beautiful! :)

Mad about Craft said...

Beautiful!

I wouldn't mind a go at this but it is too time consuming a technique to use for my card making for work.

Elena said...

It is very beautiful. so delicate and gentle!

Theresa said...

I have always love parchment work but I have never been able to master it. Your first attempt is gorgeous

Karan said...

Beautiful card. Have done some basic parchmentcraft but not the cutting combi - it looks very intricate. :0)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, This card is very very lovely hugs judy