Parchment Craft Magazine September 2014
The greeting can be changed to suit another occasion
The pattern is in the September issue of the Parchment Craft Magazine 2014.
I have taken pictures at each stage so you can follow it 'Step by Step' below.
The first step is the 'Grid Perforated Border'
You will need a Pergamano Grid 28, PCA Bold Twin Tool or a Bold Gauge Single needle tool.
Secure the parchment onto the grid carefully aligning the pencil line with the holes on the grid.
If you have the 'Grid Pattern Guide - 4 Petal Flower' attach under your grid and follow the instructions given in my
'Video Tutorials - Grid Pattern Guides'
Continue connecting the patterns until you have completed a lace frame.
If you would like more information on my 'Grid Pattern Guides' please email me: email@example.com
Using a Black Micron Pen 02 carefully trace the outline .
To give the image silhouette more depth fill in on the back.
You can use the 02 pen it just takes longer to do.
Re Perforate these holes before cutting as they will get squashed during when embossing.
TIP: Place your work back onto the grid and carefully align the holes and re perforate, this will prevent the parchment from splitting
TIP: Cut the 4 pairs of holes first and then the diagonal holes.
Imagine you are in the centre and cut around yourself, hope that makes sense?
Emboss a single row of holes following your pencil line.
Remove from the grid and erase the pencil line.
Place back on the grid carefully aligning your embossed dots with the holes on the grid.
These holes will be used for attaching this topper to its background card.
Cut a piece of white smooth card 13 x 13cm or big enough to fit inside the lace frame.
Cut a paper circle shape for the sun, you can use a punch or die cut.
Secure the circle to the card using a low tack tape and position behind the 'Stoker' (this is the name of the person on the back of the tandem), for those who are interested the person at the front is called the 'Captain or Pilot'
Tear a piece of paper into a hill shape.
Place the paper so you are covering the sky, hold in place with your hand and add the black ink to create an hillside, you can move the paper so it makes a distant hill.
If you have not done this technique before have a little practice first.
Assemble your parchment onto the setting sun background by sewing with a needle and white cotton around inner perforations of the lace frame.
Attach this onto a folded 6" x 6" base card using an All Purpose Glue or Double sided tape.
Sew onto the card through the additional inside corner perforations, using a needle and black cotton.
Attach it to the main design with 3D foam pads.
I also added tiny crystal to the centres of the wheels.
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