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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Parchment cards

Today I thought I show you my latest parchment cards.
I am still learning Parchment and although it is difficult to learn and there are no tutors near to me, I am having to learn from books or the magazine. It can look lovely and there are so many things you can make in parchment. One thing it is expensive to buy the tools and although some designs need only a few tools the more you learn the more tools you need. I take the parchment magazine every month. Its a lovely magazine with some great designs some of which are quite hard and some are for the beginners like me. There is also a workshop on how to do every month on different techniques.
This design has come from the magazine. Its looks hard but actually it was not as hard as it looks. On the red card it looks striking and I have attached it to the card with four gold simple brads one in each corner and added two gold peel off butterflies, I put them on red card and cut around them and attached them with silicone glue. I am very pleased with this design and looks lovely even it I do say so myself............or perhaps I should not say that.
These two simple designs are on coloured parchment with a peel off design and embossed in the design, attached with the same colour brads in each corner in the shape of a flower.
I saw this technique at the show last year at the Craft show at the Bath and West showground. This years show is in a few weeks time so I wonder what I will see that is new and what new ideas there are on the market.
On this second card again on coloured parchment and used a punch around the edge with a peel off design in the middle with embossing in the design, and attached with brads in the same colour as the parchment and in a flower design.
Both these simple designs are sympathy cards for my craft table, I do like to have a selection of cards for every occasion.
Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope that the lovely sunshine we have again tonight here in Somerset, continues for a few more days, even better if it lasted the whole summer, It would also be nice if it would warm up as its still quite chilly today.
Have a nice day
Hugs Margaret


  1. these are beautiful margaret, i really love how parchment is so delicate.luv coops.xx

  2. Gorgeous Margaret,gosh you need alot of patience for this,love them.x

  3. Hi Margaret love these you are clever. Oh you asked about the altered cd i was watching a u tube on tim holts and thought as it was a small area and my inks where new i would have ago. Bit trial and error. Glad you liked.

  4. Beautiful card - i have seen parchment DVD's on Create and Craft

  5. Hello Margaret, I just wanted to say you have a very pretty blog here and your cards are beautiful. I'm now a follower. Bfn Teresa xx

  6. Hi Margaret I am too just starting to learn parchment craft - like yourself I am learning myself - your cards are stunning xxx Hilly xxx


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