Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

September 08, 2021

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Hi Everybody,

Using the same techniques as shown in yesterdays video, here is another card but using a different embossing folder. This one is the Perfect Roses A5 folder from Card Making Magic.

To colour the parchment I have used my Spectrum Noir pencils. I chose three different shades of pink for these flowers and two shades of green for the leaves .

It took me a little time to colour them all in but the end result is well worth the effort. 

It is a large card as I used my A5 dies to produce it. I made the shaped base with the dies and then the layers to sit on the top just to give it a different look.

The fold is at the top as I usually do and it stands in tent fold

The detailed edging around the smaller frame is a lovely feature and makes the card look so elegant

I think the flowers have blended really well using the pencils, and don't forget to do this on the debossed side of the .parchment so that when you turn it over you have diffused look to your colouring 

Enjoy the process ... it is very relaxing.

The depth to the fame has been created using foam board from Arteza. The foam flattens a little as you cut if, but it really makes a difference.

It cuts like butter in your die cutting machine and the dies have no trouble at all with the intricate details.  

I wrapped my white ribbon vertically around the frame and added large white beaded flower to the bow.

The greeting was die cut using the foam board also  and I added another to the top using  Holographic silver card to make it stand out

And with what was left of the Poinsettia embossed parchment from yesterday I decide to continue colouring with my pencils and  I created this one with blue flowers.
This card is a 5x7 but I used the same A5 die set to get the layers. I double wrapped the ribbon and used a shiny centre for the knot.

Both really pretty cards and I am more than happy with the results.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Two very pretty cards, just watched your video which was great.


  2. Good Morning Christina. Absolutely fabulous cards today. I love them. I am going to get started with my vellum now. And I feel another spend coming on. Eeeek. Thankyou. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone.
    Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

  3. I can imagine these look beautiful for real, great idea to emboss the parchment with folders

  4. What a wonderful idea to try. Thanks.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous cards, thanks Christina. Diana Lawton xxx

  6. Such beautiful cards. For some reason the blue one has a soothing effect on me. I love them all, though.
    Sherry Hay

  7. Gorgeous cards, Christina. I really have to try this technique.

    Stay safe and healthy.


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