This week at Sweet Stamps we have our 64th challenge! PARCHMENT CRAFTING! Which basically requires three things that you probably wouldn't normally use to make cards: vellum, embossing tool, and needle piercing tool. Join our challenge and you will have a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Sweet Stamp. Use a Sweet Stamp image and double your chances of winning! Check the Sweet Stamps blog for details. Also don't forget to check out the other design team members awesome cards!
If you haven't tried this craft, I hope you will. Sweet Stamps has all the products you need. They have a basic kit which contains everything you will need to start, including instructions.
Once again I couldn't decide which card to post.
Each one is different and shows off the
paper parchment craft
in a different way.
Sweet Stamp medallions are perfects for this craft.
They are so detailed and pretty.
I used a pop out technique to pop out areas
of the medallion (this lets the underneath color
show through). You can do this by using the needle
tool all the way around the area to pop out.
This creates a perforation and you can gently
take the piece of vellum out.
I also used a stippling technique to create a fine dotted white areas on the medallion. Just use the needle tool on the back of the vellum, but instead of using the piercing pad use a piece of cardboard, so that the needle doesn't go all the way through.
For this image I stamped it on vellum with black ink and
just embossed (from the back) the white part of the flower
with the embossing tool. This turns the vellum white.
Its hard to tell but it raises the white area
up and creates a 3-D effect.
I added gold border stickers and used the corner stamp and embossed with gold embossing powder on black paper. I added some stitching to the dp.
For the iris I used the embossing tool
(from the back of the vellum)
and just outlined the stamp lines.
I did a small amount of shading with the embossing tool as well. I used the pop out technique to pop the frame out, creating a delicate edge.
Sweet Stamps Products:
Pansy Layers Frame 474 (I just used the outer frame by taping off the inside)