Thanks for popping in. Sunday’s blog a Step by step project, right? Well, today marks the beginning of a special week at Clarity, and so I asked a very special lady to help me with a very special project for you! Josie has rustled up a BEAUTIFUL project for you, using none other than the first of the Groovi Twas The Night Collection which were half price on TV yesterday.
Make a cuppa, get comfy and enjoy this masterpiece by Josie Davidson…
- Kensington lace grid border plate GRO-GG-41246-12
- Twas the Night Mouse plate GRO-CH-40296-01
- Deluxe Groovi starter kit
- Super foam mat
- Pergamano embossing mat
- Nested square picot dies
- Nested square picot plate
- Picot foam
- Pergamano scissors or snips
- No 1 and No 2 Groovi tools
- Groovi tabs
- Pergamano ball embossing tools 4.5mm, 3mm and 1.5mm
- Pergamano bold perforating tools 1 needle, 2 needle and 4 needle
- Dorso oil, blending pen and nibs
- Pergaliners B4 and B16
- Pergacolours 27 and 28
- Perga Glitter hint of blue
- Sticky ink and mapping pen
- 4 blue Pergamano brads
- Antarctica designer paper
- Turquoise parchment
- Translucent parchment
- 8 x 8 white card blank
Cut the 4th picot die from the outer edge using the turquoise parchment and emboss the double corresponding lines from the picot embossing plate. Emboss the mouse design and words into the centre of the square. Lightly emboss the areas you would like to be white. Picture 1
Place the Kensington plate into your platemate with ‘emboss this side’ facing upwards and secure with Groovi tabs to prevent it moving as you work. Using translucent parchment begin to emboss the dots from the plate – line up the bottom and side of your parchment with the outer edges of the Kensington plate to make sure you have it square to the plate. Emboss the outer and inner rows of dots and some of the sets of four dots – these will act as registration marks as you turn your work around. Picture 2
When you have embossed the dots on this corner, remove your parchment and turn it around to line up the next corner. Make sure to keep it square by checking the outer edges of the parchment and the dots you have made slot into the embossing dots on the plate. Work every corner in the same way until you have a complete square. There are 14 scallops of dots along each side of the square. Picture 3
You can now emboss all of the dots in the design, including the inner photo corners. Picture 4
Turn your plate over and turn your parchment over. Now line up the embossed dots inside the holes on the grid and secure your parchment. Working on the super foam perforate the grid design, you can use the 1, 2 and 4 needle bold perforating tools to do this. Picture 5
Once you have perforated a corner remove the parchment and turn it as before lining up the holes in the parchment with the holes in the grid and perforate the next section. Work around the piece in this way until all of the perforations are complete. Picture 6
Working from the inside towards the outer edge cut the pattern as per the cutting guide on the sheet which came with your grid. Cut the outer edge last as the waste parchment around the outside helps to hold the piece stable as you are working. Picture 7
Return to the mouse design and colour on the back with pergaliners (use dorso oil to blend them) and pergacolours (use these directly onto the parchment). As the colours are another shade of the parchment there is no need to erase the colour from it unless you wish to do so. Emboss areas you wish to white. Lightly emboss the band and bobble on the hat with your largest ball tool and stipple with a single needle tool. Picture 8
Glitter areas of the centre piece with using sticky ink and mapping pen. Place the finished picture into the photo corners, trim the backing paper to fit around the lace border. Attach the border to the backing paper using a brad in each corner. Picture 9
Working on the back of the parchment, lightly emboss the area with a large ball tool. Use a single needle tool to tap lightly until the area is covered with tiny dots of white.
I like to use a piece of fine sandpaper under the parchment as this seems to produce a whiter result.
Picture 1 shows tools and stippling
Picture 2 shows stages of stippling – light embossing, half done stippling, finished stippling
Finally, use double sided adhesive tape to attach the backing paper to your card blank.
Wonderful parchment project, fantastic gridwork. Great ideas and inspiration. Thank you Josie. Fabulous xxx
I did mention at the beginning of the blog that today marks the beginning of a special week. Well, here’s the thing. Last week would have been the Tunbridge Wells Parchment Retreat. Not possible. Gutted. It had already moved from April to October, and it has be moved once again to next Spring. This not being able to get together, to craft together is wearing thin. The SHAC Shack keeps us doodlers on an even keel I guess, but what about the parchers? The Groovers and the Parchers?
So we have decided to have a Pergamano Party!! Where?
- This Blog,
- the Clarity Matters Blog,
- Facebook Live,
- Groovi Worldwide.
All week, midnight tonight till midnight Friday!!
The team have prepared fun and fab games and competitions, giveaways, prizes, projects and inspirations, It kicks off at midnight tonight. Well, the 50% SALE on the Pergamano Website does! Yep, that’s right. A HALF PRICE SALE on pretty much everything Groovi and Pergamano. The Sale is all on the PERGAMANO WEBSITE, not on the Clarity Website, (additional Clarity membership discount can’t be added too). But 50% is pretty good, isn’t it?! In fact, it will never get better than that.
And the Twas the Night set on the Clarity Website that we launched yesterday and that Josie used here? It actually is the one thing that is already half price and DOES add your club discounts on Clarity.com. But only till midnight tonight. CLICK HERE
Yes. When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade!!
If you’ve been toying with the idea of taking up Parchment craft, there’s never been a better time than this week!! Get that Starter Kit and get going!
It’s not just about the art of Parchment, is it. It’s the Clarity Groovi and Pergamano family that binds it all together. Such a wonderful caring sharing community. I love it.
On another little note….
Remember the caption competition last week? Hesayshesays?
So many funny captions! Thank you all who joined in. I hope you enjoyed reading the entries too. I picked this brilliant one out of the hat:
She says: “ What do you mean telling me I’m a waste of time?”
He says: “ You daft old bird! I said that we’re waste from a die!”
Well done Roz!! Very funny. The trap the scrap canvas will be winging its merry way to you next week, together with a little £20 Gift Voucher.
What I want to know Roz, is what – apart from composing funny captions on this ere blog – were you doing awake at 2.30 am !!!
Love and Hugs