5.6.11

Parchment Craft Card Roses and How to Make a Parchment Craft Card

Parchment Craft Card Roses
Parchment Craft Card Roses
My new found love is parchment craft. If you haven't tried it do try it- you just might fall in love with it like I did.
Parchment craft is delicate and the texture is simply unbelievable.Photos don't do enough justice to the craft!
Parchment Craft is actually a very ancient craft but when I saw a parchment craft starter kit in a local shop I  had no idea what this craft was and just had to try it! . The design is actually a free pattern from the very talented Amanda.
How to Make a Parchment Craft Card
Materials Required
Parchment Paper- this is special paper which looks translucent.Mostly available as white but other shades are also there.
White Ink
Embossing pad
Sticky tape [not very sticky!]
Parchment Craft Card Materials Required
Special Tracing Pen
Embossing Tool
Needle tool
Parchment Craft Instruments
Steps to create a Parchment Craft Card
1. Chose a pattern.There are so many generous people sharing free patterns specifically for parchment craft on the net.
Place the parchment paper on the pattern and stick using sticky tape you have stuck to cloth at least 2 times and pulled off so that its not too sticky[ parchment paper tears easily and if your tape is too sticky you can tear it while removing it off the pattern.
2.Trace over the pattern using the nib pen dipped in white ink.Apply only light pressure and a thin line is enough.
Parchment Craft Card Tracing Pattern
3.Remove the parchment paper from the paper and place it on the embossing pad.Embossing is done from the backside of the design you had traced. Emboss the outlines gently.Light repeated strokes is the key to success in this craft as you can easily tear the paper if too much pressure is applied.
Parchment Craft Card Embossing
4.Emboss your pattern area by area using your ball tipped embossing tool.Do it bit by bit with repeated light strokes.As your embossing progresses your parchment paper changes to a lovely milky white. The more you emboss the more thinner the paper becomes and the more white the design becomes.
Parchment Craft Card Embossing
5.Piercing:For some designs such as in the card I have made - use the needle tool to remove areas of the pattern.
The needle tool is used from the front of the parchment paper and done by placing the paper on a firm surface such as your cutting mat.Pierce the holes close together and gently remove the paper from the desired area.
Parchment craft Tutorial
Finally mount your card on a background.
Parchment Craft Card Roses

Parchment craft is a delicate craft.My 5 year old daughter likes to try anything I do and insisted she help me emboss.We could do it with me holding her hand but good god it required so much care and we did manage to tear it in a tiny spot !!I had to complete this card over so many days as I could do it only when little helper was asleep!
Hope you guys found my little contribution helpful.

83 comments:

  1. Dr. Sonia
    This is absolutely gorgeous. So elegant.
    Myrna

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  2. This is so beautiful and as always when show a step by step tutorial it makes it so easy to understand,the design that u have selected is so pretty.will have to give it a try .....

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  3. Wow, what a stunning card! Too bad I don't have any of those special papers.

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  4. Wow ...what a beautiful creation! And thanks for the step by step explanation.I will definitely try this one.I am a follower now

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  5. Hi Dr. Sonia,
    I tried the link "amanda" but google couldn't fine it. could you send me the link? I am really interested in this new craft. thank you.

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  6. Your card is beautiful.....thankyou so much for the detailed instructions. Your pop up cards are awesome too! I'd love to try to make one of these.

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  7. wow beautiful card.

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  8. so pretty! I,ve wanting to learn the full parchment course but now after seeing I,m inspired to do so ASAP.

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  9. This is beautiful absolutely stunning I have found your blog from my friend Gill's and I saw that you are an ENT Dr and as well as admiring your cards was wondering if you have any idea as to the help I can get for my ear problems my blog is www.cardsbyjacki.blogspot.com and my story is on there
    now a follower and think your cards are gorgeous
    Jacki xx

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  10. its really lovely card.. knowing that u just started parchment.. i wud say this is excellent!!!.. i have been trying to get my hands on it for quite some time just dnt have enough patience.. hats off to u doc!!!

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  11. Thanks a lot Dr Sonia,I want to try this from very long time.But first need to find out, from where to get specific tools 4 this here in singapore.

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  12. what an absolutely gorgeous card Sonia... and the tute is so so helpful and descriptive!!! thanks for putting this together...

    Hugs
    Shalini

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  13. Вау! Шикарная работа! Спасибо за чудесный МК!

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  14. Gorgeous project- I bought all of the supplies to do this ~ a year ago- love the look of it....maybe I'll get it all out!

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  15. Hello Dr. Sonia. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments. I am now following you also. I love this parchment paper idea and the card turned out gorgeous.

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  16. looks wonderful..very nice work

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  17. all d material lying with me from 1 year bt no idea on how to go abt it :( i am sure i will b able to do it now !!i love your card !!

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  18. Wow, this is amazing work you have done, love your tutorials!

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  19. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing dear.

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  20. Thank You everyone for the encouraging comments.I love to share the "How to Make" as its my way of giving back to blogland and all my friends from whom I learn such a lot

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  21. Very pretty and delicate.
    A very nice gesture, sharing the tutorial. Thank you!

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  22. Wow Dr. Sonia! I always wondered parchment craft was difficult to do :) I guess I can give it a try now as u made it look so easy :) Thanks for sharing such lovely tutorials!!

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  23. wow..Im sure gonna try it and when I do, the credit would go to u :)

    Lovely creation

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  24. Thank You Shubra
    Thank You Indira
    Thank You Nagela
    YOur encouragement means so much!

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  25. I know I jus love parchment although not that good at it I love seeing it on cards and such I really love your piece stunning
    Jacki xx

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  26. beautiful! I admire your patience, and your steady hand :)

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  27. Anonymous6/6/11

    Wow, I have some parchment paper but never thought to do that. This is so beautiful...I am going to give it a try!
    Thanks
    Deanne
    http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/

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  28. This is gorgeous and definitely a labor of love! It is so beautiful and delicate looking! Thank you so much for sharing the picture tutorial! I am going to try this with a few friends who I know will love it as well! I completely understand about your little assistant..hehe! I have a few of them too and there are just some projects that are best done during naptime!
    TFS!
    Amber

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  29. This is gorgeous!!!! I will have to try this technique. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  30. Anonymous6/6/11

    What a beautiful card. I love the way you have framed it. Thanks for joining our challenge at the Spotlight Challenge. xx

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  31. What a beautiful card. I don't have the patience for parchment craft but I really admire those that are able to turn out beautiful cards like yours.

    I saw your card on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and was really glad that I did.

    Jayne
    x

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  32. My goodness, so beautiful. I had the pleasure of visiting Bangalore some years back; I am now following your blog to see more of your gorgeous work!

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  33. I saw your card on the "Make it Monday" linky party and it so beautiful. It is not often you see such lovely parchment crafting on blogs these days and it is a pleasure to look at your card.

    Shirley

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  34. Thank you so much for joining us at spotlight love your creation and good luck
    Jacki xx

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  35. This is gorgeous. I've always loved the look of parchment. Thanks so much for the great tutorial.
    Also thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now a follower over here too

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  36. hello doctor !
    this is lovely ! i dun believe that this is handmade .. i never knew about parchment !
    thanx for dropping by my blog !
    thankyou you so much again
    i really appreciate that you like my work ..
    your work is so good n mature !
    hugs
    mallika

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  37. SIMPLY AMAZING! Your Parchment roses are ASTOUNDING to say the least. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, I cannot wait to continue looking at your blog. From my home in Alabama to your home in Bangalore, Karnataka, India It is a pleasure to say Hello and look about on your blog.
    Blessings,

    Lisa

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  38. Beautiful. It looks just like a sheer lace. So cool.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  39. absolutely stunning! what beautiful talent u have got! simply loved it!

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  40. I used to watch a show on TV where they taught this art.
    I wanted to try it, but couldn't find the right tools.

    Your work is stunning.
    Maybe it is time to get your daughter her own tools ;)

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  41. Beautiful work, Dr Sonia, just lovely! Valerie

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  42. Dr. Sonia, Beautiful Work. I will have to try this one day. Thanks for the inspiration. Your card is very beautiful.
    Diana.
    Thank you so much for coming by my blog and leaving the comment. I really do appreciate it.

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  43. GORGEOUS!!!!

    Lin xx

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  44. Hello there .Lovely card and great tutorial . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  45. Sonia, this is a lovely piece of work - you should be very proud of it!
    Your little helper can help you another time! LOL!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at Crafty CardMakers this week!
    Hugs
    Eiglas
    x

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  46. Wow Dr. Sonia you did a beautiful job on the parchment image! I love the cut out areas around the flowers also :)

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  47. Saw you on MIM.

    I just love all things Pergamano. Your card is beautifully done and the tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing your craft.

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  48. Wow! wonderful creations and beautiful flowers Love them :)

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  49. So very very beautiful! Thx for the tutorial and thanks for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

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  50. Wonderful crafts from a Doctor....!!Its Amazing....Thank u once again for your lovely words too...

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  51. What a beautiful card; so elegant looking. TFS!--Pat N. (saw it on Linking Party)

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  52. hiee :) u have such an ammmazing blog! :):) its FULL of fresh ideas and loooooads of creativity :D
    thanks a lot fr viewing my blog http://pinkcrayonhandmadecards.blogspot.com/ i'm glad I decided to view urs :D

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  53. Thank You everyone for giving such encouraging comments.Its so nice to be appreciated

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  54. Oh wow! I saw the parchment kit also but never dared to buy it! You did such a wonderful job! SOOOOO delicate! :)

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  55. Wow!.. the card is soo beautiful!.. Thanks for the tutorial! :D

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  56. Another amazing card!! You are so inspiring and I LOVE visiting to see what you will create next :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  57. This is just plain awesome!
    You are so creative!

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  58. very intricate work sonia

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  59. Hi! I saw your card on Make it Monday and had to come check it out. Wow! It is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial on how you made it!

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  60. Oh wow...this is so pretty....saw this over on Make it Monday and had to visit.

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  61. Beautiful card, what a lot of work involved you must be very pleased with the result, and a very informative tutorial as well.

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  62. Wow, this is a great parchment craft card. It needs so much Patience...I think that crafting is the way to reduced all the pressure after long shifts...

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  63. Wow, awesome card. I love parchment cards, but rarely make one, it's seems to take me forever to finish it. But they are beautiful when you get them done. Thanks for the instructions, I'll be back when I have more time to go over them.

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  64. Wow this is soo delicate and beautiful wish i had the guts to give it a go but mine would turn out awful whilst yours is just stunning! Thanks for playing along with Flowers and Leaves Challenge at Cupcake Craftroom! Hope to see you again soon! Hugz Sal x

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  65. Great tutorial and lovely card - I have something for you on my blog.

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  66. Stunning work and fantastic tutorial! Thank You for playing at The Spotlight Challenge x

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  67. wow this is gorgeous!! you are so so talented.. how come i missed seeing all this...

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  68. Oh Dr Sonia...this is so stunning...wonderful tutorial too. I just saw you on Make it Monday and definetly had to come for a visit.

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  69. STUNNING Sonia.. I love parchment craft but my hands prevent me from doing it now..Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  70. LOL...reading your post I can only imagine the look on your face when your darling little one wanted to help. What a good mom you are for letting her assist you! I wouldn't have let my kids breathe around it. LOL
    This is absolutely stunning, delicate, and intricate work. Thank you for exposing me to yet another addiction! :D
    Thanks so much for linking up with us Make It Monday!
    hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  71. Saw this Beautiful card on MIM Sonia..

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  72. Very Beautiful card and I love the extras of the crystals too. I saw this on MIM and I also love doing pergamano and this caught my eye

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  73. A gorgeous card. The image looks so delicate. I saw this on MIM.
    Nikki x

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  74. This is fabulous. I wish I had the patience to create such beauty.

    I saw it on MIM

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  75. Saw this on MIM and couldn't help but hop over to look, what a fabulous card and awesome tutorial. TFS

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  76. Wow, this is stunning! Your instructions are so helpful too, so glad I saw it on MIM! ~Diane

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  77. I was bought a load of parchment craft for Christmas last year -I've only tried it once and failed terribly... Your wonderfully inspiring post has made me dig out my box of goodies again.. thank you so much for this brilliant piece of teaching hun.. maybe all I need is a good book/dvd to actually get me started properly.
    Huge Hugs - Karen, popping in from MIM.xx

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  78. Hi hun,
    I'm the newest DT member for MIM (smiles) and I've chosen your beautiful creation as my Pick of the Week this week.
    Congrats to you,
    Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.
    xx

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  79. hey sonia you are a nice crafter.

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  80. Your card is Stunning Sonia.. I think I am going to start this craft again..Loz

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  81. Anonymous24/5/16

    While your card is beautiful, I was taught to use special scissors between the perforations to get the picot edges. It may be helpful to beginning parchment craters to mention that option.

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