Hello Everyone, I can't believe it's Wednesday already. I hope you are enjoying my vellum tips this week on the Penny Black Blog.
Here is a more detailed description of embossing on parchment paper & using parchment as an accent. My goal yesterday was to show you an alternative to vellum in case you don't
have any...then you can run to the kitchen instead for your LLS. In our house
I always cook our food on unbleached parchment paper. I have always
loved the look of it and wanted to use it on a card. So I am here to
tell you that embossing on parchment works beautifully! Layering the
parchment & velum can give you a that unique twist that you might
look for in your card designs.
For this card I am using the new Mix & Match "Sticks & Stones" Penny Black's new paper.
stamped some PEARLustre GARNET opaque embossing powder on the brown
card stock and onto the parchment paper. Cut a strip from the embossed
parchment and save the other pieces for quick card some other time.
(When embossing on the parchment move your heat tool more than normal
around the area so the paper doesn't burn. ) Distress the edges with
Walnut Distress ink.
I used a Sizzix die "Primitive Hearts" to cut the heart from some scrap
paper. You can stack the parchment & your scrap paper to cut both at
the same time. Stamp your love background on the turquoise vellum. I
loved the look of the Memento "Rich Cocoa" on the colored vellum. Rich
Cocoa is used for the sentiment as well.
I knew this ruler would come in handy one day. I wanted a more uniform
tear and remembered I had this deckle ruler. You can get a softer look
from a regular ruler. I find it works best if you tear the paper towards
Now that you have all of your elements it's a snap to layer your card.
Did you notice that I matched up the pattern of the stamp on the
parchment with the pattern on the brown paper? I'm sure you would have
done that any way?
Is paper piercing to much work for you? If you have a sewing machine you
have an instant way to add the homespun look of paper piercing. I
simply sewed my paper and then used a seam ripper to take the thread
out. Super speedy!
(here is a visual if someone doesn't know what unbleached parchment and wax paper looks like)
SUPPLIES: Stamps available soon – Delicate Pattern #40-047, Love,
love, love #2277K (background on heart), and the sentiment “Sending
Wishes with Hugs and Kisses” #40-040. Memento “Rich Cocoa”, Walnut
distress ink, Sizzix die “Primitive Hearts”, PEARLustre GARNET opaque
embossing powder, heat gun, vellum and parchment paper.