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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Parchment Cards -How Sweet Stamp It Is

Oh how Sweet Stamp it is!
Today is a new challenge at Sweet Stamps .
Have you ever tried parchment crafting or using vellum?
Oh I have to tell you I am so hooked.
We hope you join our challenge this week- Did you know there is a winner each week that wins a gift certificate to go shopping in the store?
My first time using vellum and a stamp and piercing tools.I think it is just beautiful especially for my first time.
I used 7048 Wild Rose & Vine Frame- The image was stamped with White Dye ink pad for parchment on Vellum and heat embossed with White embossing powder.I then colored the back with a dove blender and ink pads.
On my second attempt I stamped with Tuxedo Black  Memento ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I wanted this 8009 Lacey antique frame for a card to send to a close friend- her partner of 61 years just passed away this past week. 
I cut the middle out and placed a new piece of vellum in the opening and the picture of them when they first started dating in the inside.
Sweet Stamps has some wonderful tutorials if you would like to join us this week and learn something about parchment crafting.
I am entering the following challenges:

Die Cut Dreams Challenge-Flower Scene
KB Cute Monday Challenge- Pink
Aly's Sunday Challenge- Anything Goes
Card Cupids Blog- Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge- Use Flowers
Let's Ink It Up- NO digi-Embossing


  1. these are beautifully done!!!

    Way to go Dawnie, love them!!!

  2. Both frames are so elegant!

  3. Love them both! Elegant frames!

  4. Beautiful job on both, I really like the first one! So very elgant and I just love how you colored it in!!

  5. Gorgeous, I love them both. I adore the really soft colour of the parchment with the tiny bit of colour on the flowers, then the contrast of the white on black really brings the photo to life..

  6. I have not tried parchment yet, though I love the look. You did a fantastic job, these are just gorgeous. I want to try it too!

  7. Really pretty. I love the flowers and how you put the pearls in it. Very nice.

  8. OMG Dawn, absolutely stunning and so very elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, hugs Suzanne xx

  9. Wowsers!!! These are gorgeous!!!

  10. Dawn, these are beautiful. I love the black and white that you did on the one card. The coloring on the Wild Rose and Vine frame is gorgeous. The flowers look like you embroidered them.

  11. i have always hated vellum. could never get it to do what i wanted, but you sold me. these are absolutely gorgeous! and first time too! you so totally rock!

    hugs :)

  12. Dawn, these are gorgeous! Love the pearl accents, very elegant cards.

  13. Both cards are beautiful. Love the first one though, the soft colors make is so elegant.

  14. WOW! So beautiful Dawn! Very elegant and classy looking! :) TFS

  15. Oh my Dawn, both are absolutely gorgeous!! When I saw these on the blog I was totally blown away they both are so elegant!!

  16. You did a beautiful job with the vellum! I've always had a hard time using vellum but you make it look so easy. Gorgeous work! Best, Curt

  17. WOW! Those cards are beautiful!

  18. Stunning work Dawn. I have never done parchment and these are magnificent to look at. You should be very proud of what you have achieved.
    Thanks for sharing these with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  19. Dawn, these are beautiful!!! I haven't used parchment in a while and you've reminded me I need to pull it out!!! Such a great inspiration!


  20. Absolutely wonderful work with the vellum!
    Your friend will be so touched with the card showing their dating picture...beautiful memory of her husband. Well done on both.
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up embossing challenge.
    Sharon G.
    aka Celticrafter

  21. What an elegant card and I just love all the work that's gone into it!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Lynn xx
    PS: I am having a give away on my blog if you are interested

  22. Both of these frames are beautiful, Dawn. I am sure your friend just loved her card. Great job on learning a new technique, I am glad you enjoyed it.

  23. Absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining Let's Ink It Up's embossing challenge!

    Tammy xox


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