Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

November 27, 2013

Parchment Card ...

Hi Everybody,

A few weeks ago I added a card with a parchment front to it and I had several emails asking me how I did it.

So guess what ..... here's a video tutorial to show you the steps I took to create the card.

The original card is the lilac one that you can see in the film but this is another color way and I have used Centura Pearl card for the background.

The card and the large A4 embossing folder are both  from Crafters Companion  and the embossing folder is called Ornate Butterflies

The parchment is from AnnaMarie Designs and it is quite thick and it cut really well.

But when you are folding if to create the butterflies to decoupage be careful as it will split on the embossed lines if you are too rough with it.

I have shown you how different it can look using a colored and a white background to it ... but both are really pretty

All self respecting butterflies need a trail and these are provided by pearl flourishes from Want2Scrap

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Absolutely stunning Christina, parchment is so pretty and has such a beautiful effect. Can't wait to watch the video after work, I have a very special birthday card to make and this fits the bill and some. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  2. Christina loved the video and the cards are beautiful ,will have to try
    useing vellum ,it looked lovely.
    Marion H

  3. Thanks for the video Christina. Another beautiful card. I'll be trying this out. xXx

  4. Hi Christina
    Thank you so much for this very informative and as always excellent video, thanks to your film crew too. I love vellum and up until now have not been very successful in using it on cards, I will be giving this a try. The cards are absolutely beautiful love them.
    With love Margaret

  5. Absolutely stunning parchment work. xx

  6. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful card, love the parchment effect. Thanks for the video.

  7. Gorgeous and thank you for the wonderful video instructions

  8. Oh wow you must've read my mind. I'm just starting out on the parchment journey. I'm off to watch the video now....thanks.
    Love Lea x

  9. These are absolutely gorgeous hunni xx

  10. What a lovely effect on these cards... so pretty! And I love all the pearl bling, too :)

  11. All your cards are just so lovely, love how you used the decorative bit of the tag for the top and bottom of your sentiment panel!!


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