Thanks for popping in. Wanted to shout about our fabulous Snowflake Duets – designed by lovely Tina and ourselves. Let’s just lay out a step by step how-to-make-a-free-falling-snowflake with them…
They come on 2 plates: the Groovi plate and the matching Grid plate
There are 2 pairs:
and Large Snowflakes…
Tina designed the snowflake grid, then we wrapped a Groovi plate around it. And Hey Presto! A match made in Heaven!!
Wait till you see what you can do with these – it’s ridiculous.
The number of possible duet combinations will astound you. I asked Maggie Byford, one of our traditional parchment Design Team members, to write a review. Why did I ask Maggie in particular? Well, she used to make all the Pergamano multi-grid samples for Pergamano Netherlands, so I thought I would get her opinion, since these Duets are our answer to the Multi-Grids.
Here is her review, verbatim: “The Duet Set – two embossing plates and two piercing grids – are a stroke of genius, and I’m sure will be very well received by all parchers and crafters alike. You’ve given us no less than 34 super designs to work with – some simply to be embossed and/or perforated in situ on the parchment to sit amongst other designs, and others to be embossed then perforated around and cut out to make the most beautiful 3D elements. For my samples I especially liked using the two piercing grids to make the 3D snowflakes, but did introduce another grid – the basic diagonal piercing grid – for the outer perforating. For this I used the holes on a Duet embossing grid to emboss a design of dots on the parchment, then attached it face up directly onto the basic diagonal piercing grid, where my embossed dots settled nicely over the grid holes, which then allowed me to perforate around the design with a 1-needle tool before cutting out between the perforations to make a 3D snowflake………… A very intricate process indeed but you’ve taken out the hassle of working out even one snowflake never mind more, which can sometimes involve endless counting of dots and always lots of concentration! So a big WOW from me. All in all, a fantastic new concept, giving us endless snowflake designs and hours of parching pleasure! Roll on Christmas!”
Thank you Maggie!
Here’s just ONE of the little Snowflakes:
Let’s make a snowflake, from start to finish! If you want to perforate within the snowflake, then the matching Grid Duet will do the job perfectly. If you want to cut it out completely, a free-falling snowflake so to speak, then a basic diagonal bold grid underneath is best for lining up the needle perforations around the outside of the snowflake. Have a look…
Pick a snowflake, any snowflake. Using the No. 2 Groovi Starter Kit tool or the 1.5 Pergamano embossing tool, dot dot dot the GRID snowflake
Lightwave at the ready…
- Lay the white Superfoam on the Lightwave.
- Swop the snowflake grid out of the Groovi Plate mate for the Basic Bold Diagonal grid.
- Flip the artwork, – you always perforate from the front.
- Line up the snowflake so that the holes sit perfectly around the embossed snowflake.
- Secure with Groovi tabs
- Perforate around the snowflake using a 1-needle bold tool
Next stop: picot cutting. Stay over the waste with the scissors. Do all the inside areas first, then move to the outer edges.
Easy when you know how!
Now it’s time to head on over to HOCHANDA and watch Paul at 3pm with another instalment of Groovi snowflakes!
Love and Hugs