Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sweet Stamps Parchment Challenge

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)


Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh dear heavens- three stunning cards- love everything about all of them!!! Gorgeous images- and love the Iris so much!!!

Tamara Morton said...

Oohh three gorgeous cards!! All equally as beautiful..

jonim52 said...

Stunning cards, you were busy this week. Love all your details.

Bonnie Brown said...

Such a busy gal!! Love all three cards! Great projects showing Parchment Crafting. Especially love the pop out technique!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Superb parchment and coloring! All three of your cards are EXQUISITE!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Unbelievable!!! Just have to make us look like slackers...lol
All of these are so beautiful and the details are amazing, thanks for sharing them all.

Sandy Fredrick said...

WOW, WOW and WOW. Your cards are gorgeous. Beautiful coloring and shading, beautiful designs with such different styles. Awesome.

Linda said...

Wow I wish I could do this!!!! All your cards are amazing!!!!! Wow you sure are excellent in this parchment crafting!!!!! Wow such elegance too!!!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW, each of your cards is just stunning! LOVE them!! Beautiful job!