Thursday, 17 May 2018

Parchment Lace

Morning, Today I am sharing a card that I made for the launch of Sara's beautiful 'Rustic Wedding' Signature collection. Here I have used it to make a Congratulations card, but it could be made to suit any occasion, even using a different colour choice.

You Will Need:
Rustic Wedding Chic Border Die
Rustic Wedding Always and Forever Acrylic Stamps
Rustic Wedding Elegant Rose Embossing Folder
Stayzon White Ink
Funky or Craft Foam
Scrap Plastic Pakaging
Deep Burgundy Card, Coredinations or similar
Dark Red Mirror Card
Centura Pearl Ivory card
Centura Pearl Ivory Card Base
Coordinating Ribbon
4 Brass Brads
Burgundy or red Ink Pad
Embossing Tools and Mat

Step 1: Take you parchment, secure it down to your work surface. Stamp the banner and the 'Congratulations' in the centre of your piece.

Step 2: Cut the Chic Border die from Funky foam and secure it to a piece of scrap plastic packaging, which will allow you to reuse it again and again. It's also a great way of reusing the plastic instead of throwing it away.

Step 3: Ink up your new stamp with with white Stayzon ink, position and stamp as shown in the photo.

Step 4: Trace your design from the back, using a small embossing tool. Once everything has been traced you can add your whitework using a larger embossing tool. Remember to allow your work to rest regularly.

Step 5: Emboss your background card, add colour to the raised roses suing the red or similar ink pad, this really enhances the design.

Step 6: Take a length of ribbon and secure at the back using red liner tape or a Crafters Companion tape runner.

Step 7: Layer this onto Centura Pearl Ivory, then onto red Mirror Card before securing it to your card base.

Step 8: To finish your card, layer your parchment in the same way as before, this time securing the layers together with a small brass brad in each corner. Position on to you card and add a matching bow.

Thank you for joining me this morning. I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial I have shared along with the finished card. I really hope you will join me again very soon. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Very classy card Nick your step by step blog makes it very easy to see how you achieved it lovely card .

    1. Thank you Dawn, I am so pleased to hear it's easy to follow, I always wonder, if they are. I am so pleased you like the card, I do love parchment.xx

  2. Beautiful card! Love all your work.

    1. Thank you ever so much Darlene, I am so glad you like this and really happy to hear you like what I share as well. It makes it really worthwhile. Bless you.xx

  3. Just gorgeous! Thank you for all of your tips for using parchment.

    1. Thank you, So very pleased you like it. You're more than welcome, I like to share hint and tip and always hope I can help when I can. I have a lot of parchment cards through my blog if you want to see more.Take care and thank you for your comments.xx

  4. This is gorgeous Nick. Love your work. You are very talented.

    1. Thank you, I am so pleased you like what I share. It's very kind of you to say, thank you ever so much for your comments.xx

  5. Beautiful card Nick. Always love your take on parchment and it always makes a very elegant card.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x

    1. Thank you Nicola, I love parchment and always try to come u with something a little different or at least try a different way to show. I am so pleased you like it. Thanks again and for your lovely comments.xx

  6. Beautiful card! Love how you've created a stamp by using funky foam. Brilliant ides!TFS