Saturday, April 27, 2013

Faux Parchment my newest creations

Well I think I am officially hooked on embossing folder parchment work. I know it is not anything like the real thing but for quick cards that look like they have taken a long time to do, I can deal with that.
It is important to use the genuine parchment paper to avoid the paper cracking and tearing when you re work it. I also find if I emboss a piece of card stock as well as the parchment it protects the parchment a little more.
The first on I am going to show you was just re-embossed on certain areas to whiten up the pattern. I then used Tim Holz  Distress Ink Broken China and Victorian Velvet on the back of the design. The folder is Anna Griffin Foulard.

The second folder is a Darice folder Butterflies in the corner
There was no need to re-emboss any portion of this folder once I had put it thru the Grand Calibur. I did some lace work and embossing on the butterflies and used my Wink of Stella brush from Zig to add a little sparkle to the dots and the punched butterfly. I stamped a sentiment from Justrite Stampers added a bow and some gems.

Hugs adie

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Using embossing folders in Parchment work

Had a lovely weekend in Connecticut visiting friends. My first taste of wine made in this state,I was impressed.
Then traveled onto New Jersey where we stayed and commuted into New York, what a pleasure not having to drive in the traffic.Whilst on my wandering thru the streets of New York I came across a wonderful rubber stamp shop called The Ink Pad. Wow just my kind of place, loads of stamps and also found a fabulous embossing folder from Darice called Henna.
My card today is made from this folder. I place a piece of heavy parchment into the folder and ran it thru my Cuttlebug.The first pass was ok but I sent it thru a second time. Once I was happy with it I proceeded to work it as a parchment card with some dry embossing and perforating. Once all the perforating was done I cut the sections out and put the parchment onto some red hand made paper and attached it to a white card. This is a lovely folder and works well on parchment.

Hugs Adie

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sad time for Bostonians

My heart and thoughts go out to all the people who were injured and lost loved ones in the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
We watched the race on the TV and really enjoyed seeing all the camaraderie between the runners. What a shock to then hear about the bomb blasts. Sporting events are meant to be about mutual competition not having bombs going off maiming and killing spectators and sportsman.
We live south of Boston so friends and relatives sent messages wanting to know if we were all ok, which thankfully we were, unfortunately the same cannot be said for the 3 dead and 170 others injured.
The most amazing thing about this sort of tragedy is how it brings the best out of people. In the days since the bombing the fund organized by the Governor of Boston has raised over $7 million already and I know there are other smaller groups trying to raise money to help the victims of this tragedy.
Sport teams set aside their friendly rivalry to stand together with the rest of the country as Americans.
 Boston Strong.
Hugs and prayers

Thursday, April 11, 2013

White on white

I have see n so many white on white cards and find them very elegant. It was just a matter of time and inspiration before I made one myself. I have used Marianne dies and an Anna Griffin embossing folder. The card stock is Recollections Shimmer White Gold. Pearls and ribbon from my stash. I tried taking a photo using various settings but had to go with a scan in the end.
hugs adie