Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Parchment Butterflies

I've made a DL card for a change using kraft card and parchment along with a piece of patterned paper.  I've never really done much in the way of cutting out using a two needle tool and scissors so today I 'bit the bullet' and tried the technique hoping I wouldn't ruin the embossing and colouring I'd already completed.  I have to admit they are very small sections but it is a start!!  Fortunately I have a light box which I found made it much easier to see where the needles were going into the design than trying to do it under normal daylight conditions which is what I've tried previously with little success.

Background Paper - printed from Artylicious Essence of Nature CD
Groovi plates - butterflies, flowers/leaves and small circles
Colouring - Distress markers
Corner Punch - from EK Success


  1. A beautiful parchment card Val, I love the butterflies and the colours you've used for them. The backing paper goes perfectly.

    Sue xx

  2. How pretty this card is, and I love the technique you used so well! Love the tall card with that soft dsp in the background! NJ!

  3. Its got such a gentle and delicate feel, you created a really special card which works smashing on a DL card x

  4. Hi Val,
    this is very gorgeous and wonderfully created.
    I do admire people that can parchment craft as I cannot do it as I am too heavy handed, and have tried so many times.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Oooh love the delicate look of your parchment card
    Dr Sonia

  6. Lovely Val. The effect on the background paper is lovely.