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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Parchment Craft Card

Years ago I used to do parchment craft. I had very few tools, just a bunch of embossing styluses. Yesterday I tried it again for the first time in about 20 years. The design for this card came from the book Parchment Craft by Janet Wilson.

When I used to do it, I was able to get regular parchment paper, but now all I can get is vellum, so that is what I used. The dark parts in the butterflies and flowers are actually the same gold as on the borders, but for some reason it showed up dark in the photo. I started with a very simple design because it's been so many years since I've done this.

The card also doesn't look as blank as this in person. Instead, it looks classy. :-) I purposely didn't add any embellishments because in person I like the effect of just the layers of matting and borders.


Myrna said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning.
What more can I say? Love it.
I am glad you didn't add any embellisments. So often, less is more.

Alison Scott said...

Kathi this card is simply stunning. Absolutely beautiful.
Completely agree with Myrna, it needs no embellishment.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful Kathi. I don't think it needs anything more. You are very talented.

Cards By Jan said...

Wow...STUNNING it, and I never heard of stamping on that a special paper?

Sasha said...

Beautiful parchment work, Kathi. Just perfect!
I used to do it years ago, but it's definitely a labour of love xx

JD said...

Stunning, classy card! You are a lady of many talents...that's for sure. I have a few basic tools to do this technique, and I did give it a try, but never was actually able to complete a card. It's a lot of work! LOL

Christina Gualazzi said...

This is gorgeous!