Design by Wendy Walters.
It involves the basic techniques:
- Re perforating
- Pattern: Daisy Oval
- Step by Step pictorial and written instructions at each stage
- Hints & Tips along the way
- Parchment craft paper
- PCA Uni Fine single needle tool
- Perforating mat
- Parchment Craft Scissors
Using a PCA Uni Fine needle tool re perforate (without the grid) following your existing border perforations
NOTE: The picture shows the difference it makes and the holes on the right have been re perforated.
Continue all the way around the border.
NOTE: Please invest in a good pair of parchment craft scissors as they a specially made for the job and they have very fine tips to enable you to cut the finest lace work. So many people try to save money and purchase a cheaper pair and quickly get disappointed when the cut work is ragged.
The Cutting Technique
There is nothing mystical about this technique it is basically cutting the piece of parchment in between two perforated holes.
Position the scissor tips into 2 holes as shown in the picture.
TIP: Place your fingers behind the holes you are going to cut, this way you will feel the tips and prevents you pushing the scissors through too far and tearing the parchment rather than cutting.
After your first cut move the scissors along one hole and cut continue until you have cut all the way around the border and remove the excess parchment.
TIP: Practice on scrap pieces of parchment first.
NOTE: When cutting cut from the front, this should be the same side as you perforated.
I assembled the parchment topper onto a Spellbinder die ‘Lattice Rectangles’ which I cut out of white card which I distressed the edges with Distress ink pad ‘Crushed Olive’
I cut a smaller shape from the same die set, distressed the edges in the same colour and stamped the ‘Best Wished’ with the crushed olive.
To complete the card I glued the topper onto a white folded card base using ‘All Purpose Glue by Collall
I added the sentiment topper with 3D Foam pads.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.