Happy Sunday to you!
Thought I’d try something out which has been bouncing around in my head all week….a parchment overlay using one of our new Fresh Cut dies.
Let’s see what I came up with, shall we?
I’m going with the Queen Anne’s Lace die. Love this one, don’t we Mel ?!? I want. to see if I can cut a delicate die out of parchment. And I may as well add the outer cutting edge with the nested square die we have too.
I have gone for one of the Shenandoah Parchment sheets. This is the pad which has lots of almost landscape like designs, but what that means is there is a lighter area in the centre and it is darker around the outside. Great for parchment actually, because the whitework around the outside will stand out beautifully, if you fancy doing some.
Right. It’s gone through the mangle. I use a Gemini. It’s brilliant. We sell them. I laid the dies down on the front of the parchment, the less vibrant side. Not that NONE of the parchment pieces are stuck in the die.
Parchment is more delicate than card, so I have not used a brush to get rid of the bits. I have simply poked the bits out gently with a Pergamano No. 1 tool. Does the job perfectly.
Hold the artwork up to the light to check. You will soon see the stubborn ones… See them?
Time to cross over into the world of Grooviness…
Let’s add a frame with our Groovi Nested Square from the Starter Kit.
Add a little interest with the Diagonal grid. Work from behind and just randomly add diamond shapes to the bases of the flowers. Then do the swivel trick down the stems, by using the No. 2 tool and the diagonal grid. I ought to do a little YouTube on the swivel trick. It’s very easy once you see it done.
I found I needed a Lightwave, a light-table underneath the grid for this job, because of the Designer parchment. Worth every penny.
Using the No. 2 tool, gently emboss the tips of the seed heads from behind. The Pink Pergamano Mat underneath is ideal.
I also did a simple double-row of dots on all four sides too, within my little frame. If I had more time, I would attempt a more elaborate grid pattern. But this will do today xx
Back to the mangle, and cut out the same die in the centre of one of our 7×7″ card blanks. Am I glad we stock the card blanks now! What a bonus to have such a lovely selection of black and white! And I’m glad we decided to separate the envelope. I always end up with so many envelopes!
If you want to investigate our range of card blanks, CLICK HERE.
This was how I attached the parchment. Run a glue runner around the outside of the cutout on the white card, as close to the aperture cutout as possible. Then dot dot dot a little Perga Glue in the bases of the flowers in the centre.
Slide a sheet of dark matching parchment in the card, and position the parchment to the left or right a tad – to create a drop shadow. Press down to secure.
The thing about these Square nested dies is you can cut out the parchment for the inside too.
EFFORTLESS! Attach to the inside of the white card. Done.
I’m enjoying the dies immensely. And I like the way the parchment behaves with them too.
I love the art of paper-cutting, and I love being able to see through artwork like this.
It looks so 3 dimensional!
Anyway. That’ll do for today. Time to have a late lunch, go for a walk with Dave – and finish that book! What a stinking good listen!!!
Love & Hugs,