Tuesday, 8 March 2016

a recent card

Good evening everyone

Tonight I have a recently made birthday card to show you. This card incorporates stamping & another craft that I enjoy using from time to time - parchment craft.

This work is always hard to photograph - so I have darkened it a bit in the hope that the white work will show up. Also I hadn't given the parchment long enough time to relax so it looks a little bowed.

The panel is parchment craft & the butterfly & the HB are stamping, created with Versamark Ink & white EP.

It has been quite a while since I did any parchment craft & I have to hold my hand up & say I have been won over by Barbara Gray's Groovi plates.  Her take on an easy parchment craft. They take the stress out of tracing the design - but still give the beautiful work.  I have recorded recent programmes from Hochanda where Barbara demonstrates now, looking at what is achievable with her technique & I admit to being quite smitten. It doesn't take over from true Parchment Craft (known as Pergamano) but does give a big hand to learning the craft & achieving the results.  So watch this space - you may see more of this - but it will always include stamping.

I made this card for one of the club members who loves parchment card -- I do hope she liked it.

That's me


  1. Gloria I loved my card, thank you very much. I shall have to look on BG's web site and see what else she has.
    Yvonne x

    1. I am glad you liked it Yvonne. Beware BG's parchment stuff - it could get hold of you. :)


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