Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Easter

Easter is the theme at the Sweet Stamps Challenge blog this week. I have some gorgeous Easter stamps and wanted to try Parchment crafting- here is the card I created:

  I used two stamps for my card- the Elegant Scrollwork Frame and the Small Cross image. I used the
 White Shades Dye ink and the Parchment Craft Vellum. I then used the Soft Grip Stylus tool to 'shade' in the areas between the stamped lines.
 Next I went to work poking the holes in the area between the darkened lines.  I did this by placing the vellum piece on top of the Staggered Magnetic Grid- which is used over the Piercing/Perforating Pad. I used the 2 Needle Pergamano Piercing Tool thru the grid holes to make the pierced holes.  You can also turn the image face down and rub over the grid to get an embossed look of the little holes in the grid.

   I colored the image in from behind- using Sandcastle Shades Dye Ink for the cross and Sunrise Orchid for the cross accents and bow using the Dove Blender Pen.

  To complete my card, I used the 4-Split Perforating tool around the edge and that cuts out the image.

Here is a You Tube Video that shows Parchment crafting.  There is a kit that you can purchase that has all of the basic Parchment supplies in it HERE.

  I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Think Spring Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *
                                                    Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *
Gingersnaps- Use two colors 
Crafty Boots-Easter
Lexi's Creations- Easter
Make it Monday-Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts- Easter
Crafty Anne's- Easter

Thanks for stopping by!


MiamiKel said...

OH Shelly, how beautiful!! THis is just a gorgeous layout and lovely design - love your cross card, something near and dear to my heart :) Fabulously wonderful!

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Shelley, simply stunning card! beautiful parchment work.. What an elegant card
Hug s

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful Shelly - I love parchment an cards.

Stacey Adams, SweetStamps.com said...

Lovely parchment card Shelly! You did a great job etching, piercing and cutting with the 4-Split! I love how the small cross looks inside this pretty frame!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Shelly. Absolutely beautiful. ~so delicate and very classy.
Thank you for joining in at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
Love Sandra x (GDT)

jonim52 said...

Lovely card, great job with the parchment technique!

Unknown said...

Wow shelley very elegant card!!!! Love the parchment crafting!!!!! Beautiful work!!!!!

Unknown said...

What a pretty parchment card Shelly!! Love the colors and great work on the parchement!! Beautiful for Easter!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love parchment craft but have not made many card with the technique as it needs a lot of patience.Your card is gorgeous !!


Anne Temple said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like it took forever, but definitely worth it. Thanks for the links on how to do it too.

Rene said...

Beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week!
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
Rene :D

Theresa said...

Your card is very nice. Lots of detail. I love the look of parchment work.

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful! i love this simple design on parchment
You did a great job with this one sweetie
Have a sweet week

Dee's Craft Room said...

Your beautiful card is so delicate, Thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love the purple and white combo!! Beautiful parchment work!!

Jackie Randolph said...

Shelly, absolutely gorgeous!!!! Fabulous parchment work,so soft and beautiful!!


Ann Whitfield said...

This is stunning Shelly, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Margaret said...

This card is so lovely. I have never seen parchment used on a card, but you've done a great job.

paige said...

Shelly you are the queen of techniques! This card turned out lovely!

Alissa said...

Hi Shelly!! You are SO the tutorial queen. i think you need to start teaching classes. you have the best techniques ever!

Letillia said...

Lovely Card!! Thank You for joining us @ MY Sheri Crafts!!


Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Shelly....this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I actually bought some of the supplies to do this but have never got them out...thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Marilyn said...

Wow Shelly, this is so pretty! Elegant and graceful - liking the papers and layout too.

Darlene said...

Shelly, this is a very special creation, a work of art. Stunning on the parchment and the embossing with a stylus really adds to it. A very special creation indeed! Congratulations on such a masterpiece.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! This technique is gorgeous. (It sounds time consuming though)

trisha too said...

Very pretty--these look kind of like doilies? I don't know, but lovely cards, Shelly.


Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful parchment crafting work on the frame and coloring on the cross. Very pretty Easter card.

Carole said...

I love this pretty card. It has kind of a Victorian feel to me.

Claire said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card! I love the elegant design and the colours so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

So delicate and beautiful! Great work.

Ali Manning said...

This is so elegant, Shelly - I love the vellum. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)

Tammy said...

Praise the Lord!! You did such a stellar job on your card!!! I LOVE the technique in which you executed so beautifully!! You are very gifted!! Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you!!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure