Sunday, 15 August 2010

Angels & Fairies and Vellum

This week's challenge over at Bah Humbug is Angels and Fairies and at Polka Doodles it is acetate or vellum.

I wanted to do something a little different and so thought I'd complete a parchment project that I've been wanting to do for a while - in fact I got the template and the Pergamano Magic Girl Vellum last year sometime.

I started off by tracing the star pattern onto white parchment with white ink and then embossed and pricked following the instructions.  I took a piece of gold vellum and layed the completed star on top and used a cutting tool to cut around the shape leaving a small border.  I then did the same with another piece of gold vellum for the scalloped circle on top of the white star.  I then die cut the Magic Girl image using my nesties, added some glitter to her wings and a few gems around the image.  Her star was also decoupaged.  The base card is an 8" square covered with gold card which was cut to size and then embossed using my Hougie Board.  The sentiment is from the Papermania Silent Night stamp set, gold embossed onto parchment and matted.  I then added a ribbon and some corner peel offs.  To glue the image to the next layer of vellum I used my Xyron 510 so no glue showed through.


  1. Well your card is certainly different, lovely.


  2. thank you very much for joining in with us at polka doodles this week! lovely card x x x

  3. Hello Karen

    Your card is absolotely beautiful and gorgeous. I love the idea of a parchment star, it must have taken you ages to complete! The iittle agnel is so perfect. Oooooooooo I love your card.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!


  4. Very pretty card for both of these challenges and lots of work on the star. I entered for both of these but have now 'lost' the Polkadoodles blog for no apparent reason after posting my card so don't know if it got there safely or not!! I can no longer access PD blog.

  5. What a lovely card Karen. I haven't got the patience for parchment craft and can only admire those who do because they are so impressive. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
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  6. Hi there

    A really pretty card and such a sweet image.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles this week.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Stunning card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  9. A really beautiful card Karen and I love the contrast between the stunning star and the gold card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Polka Doodles this week and hope to see you again.

  10. Lovely delicate parchment detail - thanks for joining in the Polkadoodle challenge

  11. Such a beautiful card. thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.


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