Monday, September 28, 2009

Parchment Craft class samples

I taught another Parchment Craft class over the weekend. I thought I would post up the cards we made with some basic instructions. I use 36# vellum with I purchase from Sweet Impressions stamps. I stamp the images with white dye ink and on some of the cards I heat embossed them with Detail White embossing powder. The next step is to dry emboss on the back of the vellum. Just follow the outline of the image and then add fill where needed.

This first card is very basic, I stamped the Cutwork Rose #7011 with white dye ink onto the vellum. Once it was dry, I dry embossed from the reverse side. A great tip, rub wax paper over the reverse side of the vellum to make your embossing tool glide easier. I added a Rainbow paper panel behind the image before sliding it into the corner punches. Easy Peasy!

The next card Poinsettia Candle #7065 has 2 versions, one is just dry embossing, the second is dry embossed and then colored with Memento markers. I did heat emboss these with white Detail embossing powder after stamping. It just makes the image a little crisper.

Now onto the fun part. We did some cutting using the 4-Split Perforating Tool. Talk about a Wow factor! For this first card, I stamped Simple Frame #435, Merry Christmas Large #956 and heat embossed with white Detail embossing powder. On a separate sheet of vellum, I stamped and heat embossed Poinsettia large 7032 and Simple Poinsettia 7068. We dry embossed the frame, following the entire outline and then filling in the wide border. We also dry embossed the poinsettias, colored them with Memento markers and then cut them out with the perforating tool. Be sure to click on the images for a closer look.

I like the last card the best. This uses Filigree Frame #426 and Fancy Flower Large 2 #451, Fancy Flower Med 2 #453, Large Fancy Leaf #462 and Small Fancy Leaf #463. These were only stamped with white dye ink, no heat embossing this time. The flowers and leaves were stamped on a separate piece of vellum and once again cut out using the 4 Split Perforating tool.

You can purchase all the supplies you need for these cards from Sweet Impressions stamps. Be sure to check out the video of Stacey making a lovely embossed bride card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Bonzi said...

Very nice parchment crafting cards. It had to a great class. My favorite is the candles colored with Momento Makers!

Elaine A said...

Hi Sandy -

I was at the Rhinebeck Rubber Stamp Show about 2 weeks ago and took a class with Stacey. Loved the look of painting behind the vellum. And it goes without saying, that I bought lots of goodies that Saturday! I love your examples, so very lovely!

Elaine Allen

Becky said...

As usual, they are stunning. I love the vellium cards. Outstanding!!!! Still don't know how you do it. WOW Becky W.

Karen W said...

Sandy these are gorgeous!! Beautiful job and I hope the class loves them.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, these are beautiful. You have inspired me to give this technique a try. I wish I was at home, I'd be starting right now! It will have to wait until this evening... Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Sue P Snellville, GA

Donnas Den said...

These are wonderful, Sandy.


♥ Lydia ♥ said...

WoW!!! Sandy these are absolutely stunning!!! ♥

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautifully done Sandy -- I think I love the plain embossed ones the best!

Loreal Blondi said...

WOW! Really stunning works! Never seen anything like these!!!
Your other cards are great too :)