Oct 13 2016

Bridal Lingerie

Hi Ladies, I’m so glad that you are here today because I have an absolutely beautiful piece of lingerie that I’ve been so excited to share with you!

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Isn’t this the most gorgeous creation of paper lingerie you’ve seen! Can you imagine using this design as a note card on a bridal lingerie shower gift! I think the bride would definitely keep this piece as an heirloom keepsake, I know I would! I would love to have this bra as the real thing, the fabric and lace would be stunning!

I share with you below how I made it and also share with you news of a product that recently became available for those who don’t know how to do parchment craft, but love the look. So grab your favorite beverage, (hopefully coffee if you’re opening this post first thing in the morning . . . . LOL) get comfortable, I invite you to read on.

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A company in the UK, Clarity Stamps, has created a line of acrylic plates that have grooves etched within the plates. The plate above is the plate I used to create the lingerie design I’m presenting today. As you can see from the plate, there is an incredible amount of combinations to create multiple, totally different, designs using ruffles, lace, flowers, bows, etc. This plate was designed by  Master Pergamano Instructor Linda Williams for Clarity Stamps. I have watermarked the plate with the words Clarity Stamps, that is not on the plate itself.

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To use the plate you place it on a light box and place a sheet of parchment paper over it, using a very small ball embossing tool, emboss within the lines on the plate to create the design of your choice. Before you start embossing, gently rub the parchment paper with a Bounce dryer sheet, this will ensure very smooth embossing. You do not need to know how to do parchment craft to use these plates. There are videos on You Tube by Clarity Stamps that demonstrate how to use the Groovi plates. Here is a link to getting started with the plates with Barbara Gray:  Clarity Stamps

To create the design I came up with I photocopied a page from Graphic 45’s Gilded Lady Collection paper (8×8) onto a regular sheet of parchment paper using a HP 6968 photocopier. I’m sure most any ink jet color copier will work.

To create the lace at the top of the bra, I embossed the areas using this lace plate (again, the white lines are grooves that have been laser etched into the clear acrylic plate).

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In this close up photo you can see that I pierced the areas within the embossed lines of the lace with a 2-split needle tool. This was a little creativity on my part, the bra plate does not have lace on it, I used the lace plate to emboss the lace (the plates are interchangeable . . . so cool!). There are various other designs on the bra plate you can work with to create your own unique piece of lingerie. I used needle tools to perforate and cut the edges with parchment scissors. You can easily use paper snips to fussy cut all the edges without the need to perforate and cut with parchment scissors. The same applies to the flowers and bows, all can be fussy cut around the embossed lines.

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The lace area, as well as the cups of the bra are all the same piece of parchment paper. The ruffle is made from regular parchment paper that I embossed. I fussy cut the inner edge that went under the bra cup and perforated and cut the outer edge with parchment scissors creating picot edges.

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Look at the area behind the lace. After embossing the outline of the bra on a white sheet of parchment paper on the bra plate, I fussy cut outside the embossed lines using paper snips creating the white lining for the bra. I’ll explain that in the next picture.

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In this close up photo you can see the white lining beneath the lace. If you look closely at the lace, it’s not white, it’s the color of the colored parchment (all the same piece of parchment paper that I copied from Graphic 45’s Gilded Lady Collection). However, because I embossed the lace lines on the plate, the embossed lines themselves are white, the parchment paper changes to white when it’s embossed on. I used a star embossing tool to emboss the stars on either side of the ribs of the bra for a lacey effect. Remember, you can emboss on the colored parchment paper, the embossed areas turn white. The flowers above the cup, as well as the ruffle beneath the cup were embossed and cut, then sandwiched in between the top layer of the bra and the white lining. It’s important to point out when embossing on colored parchment paper, you emboss on the side that has been colored, the opposite side will turn white and since the parchment paper is semi-transparent you get a softer shade of the color on the back side of the paper. As you can see in these pictures, the colors of the bra are very soft and muted (the front side of the bra is actually the back side of the parchment paper I photocopied from the Graphic 45 paper).

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I adhered the layers together with Perga glue by placing the glue on the embossed lines of the white lining. I first attached the ruffles and flowers to the back of the bra. If you’re a sewer, think right side of the ruffle and flowers to back side of the bra. I then placed the adhesive to the outer embossed lines of the lining and attached that to the back of the bra, thereby sandwiching the ruffle and flowers between the bra and its lining.

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Using the plates, I embossed and cut the bows and the flower straps. Again, you do not have to perforate and cut as I did, you can fussy cut the bows and straps with your regular paper snips. I adhered pearls to the bows and flowers with the Perga glue. You can make the straps as short or as long as you like by adding more flowers as you emboss.

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I absolutely love Graphic 45’s Gilded Lily Collection papers for this design, so delicate and feminine. If you have any old stash of Graphic 45 papers, you can create your own floral design on the regular parchment paper. Graphic 45 has so many beautiful collections to choose from.

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I embossed the flowers and bows with 3mm and 1.5mm Pergamano embossing ball tools on the back side of the parchment paper. Again, the flowers, ruffles and bows were all embossed on regular parchment paper using the bra plate. To attach the straps, I folded and adhered the strap, end-to-end, I then adhered that to the bra. Once the glue had set, I attached the bow with Perga glue.

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This image shows a larger area of the lace detail.

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This is not a small piece by any means, the measurements of the bra are 7″ x 3 3/4″ without the straps and 7″ x 5″ with the straps. You can determine the length of your straps, as well as the design of your straps by using other patterns on the plate. As I stated at the beginning of the post, there are countless ways you can customize the bra.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a post showing you a card that I designed with the bra. I hope you’ll come back to take a peek, it truly is a beautiful card that a blushing bride would cherish.

If you’re interested in the plates, please e-mail me. While, I don’t have them listed in my store, I do have some in stock.

Wishing you a fabulous Friday,

Jerri Siggy3





Products Used:

Parchment Paper

Embossing Tools

Perforating Tools

Embossing Mat

Cutting Mat

Perforating Mat

Parchment Scissors

Perga Glue



25 responses so far

25 Responses to “Bridal Lingerie”

  1. Faulba Dorsett says:

    Absolutely exquisite! I am in total awe of your creations. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s post.

  2. Anne Young says:

    Hi Jerri,
    Wow! What a beautiful paper lingerie! I am sure anyone whoi gets this will be so very proud of your work. I will put it in a glass case for people to marvel at. Great great piece of art work again and again. Love it!!

  3. Sheila - UK says:

    Hello Jerri,
    It’s been quite some time since I visited your beautiful blog as I lost my beloved husband last year…..but this morning I saw an email in my box and thought I would pay you a visit to see your stunning work as I always admired your exquisite art. Today’s piece is absolutely stunning and as Barbara Gray is a regular on TV over here in the UK and always displays her work at many of the larger Craft Shows in the UK I know she would be stunned by your amazing works of art. For the lovers of parchment in the USA you can watch a TV programme on the web…..it’s
    http://www.hochanda.com click on the schedule and you can find out what day she is on plus if you miss any of her shows (sometimes it may be one of her colleagues doing the show) you can stiill watch her on ‘Rewind’. I hope this helps you and your followers to be able to see some of her fantastic products in action.
    I hope you and your family are well Jerri and it lovely to see your amazing work again especially todays exquisitely stunning piece which anyone would be so proud and thrilled to be the recipient of.
    Take care and God bless

    Crafty hugs Sheila xx

  4. Dianne says:

    WOW..Absolutely Stunning…..

  5. Gorgeous!!!! so were the helicopter petals. Wonderful job on this.

  6. Cathy says:

    Oh gosh, Jerri, it’s the most exquisite thing ever. What an incredible idea. I’m going to have to give this a try, since my son is getting married in the spring. What a special gift it would make for my wonderful future DIL! Thanks for sharing this magnificent piece and for sharing how it’s done!

    Hugs, Cathy

  7. Kittie says:

    Jerri, this is such a gorgeous creation. I can’t even imagine how much time it took to create this magical piece. You have the patience of the saints.

  8. DOt says:

    WOW!! that is absolutely beautiful. The detail and elegance of this is amazing.

  9. Dottie says:

    So very lovely; a bride would definitely love this. I’m looking forward to seeing another version.
    really intricate and beautiful.

  10. Janie Printz says:

    STUNNING doesn’t even come close to describing this amazing creation. My granddaughter just had a bridal shower a few weeks ago & what a treasure this would have been to give to her. It would have been the hit of the party & so perfect for this gorgeous young woman. Your work is beyond anything I’ve ever seen. I’m still in awe & can’t wait to see the card you made with it …
    hugs, Janie

  11. Pinky Roth says:

    Jeri, this is absolutely gorgeous! You are truly an inspiration.

  12. Cindy Howell says:

    Good Morning, This is beautiful. Love the creation. Good to see you doing something I know you love to do. Love You, Cindy

  13. Frances says:

    Marvelous! Love the lace details, and the flowers!

  14. Cec says:

    Wow, this is exquisite and would be a keepsake for sure. Every time you post you have kicked your creations up yet another notch and I would never have thought you could go any higher. Beautiful.

  15. Suzanne Hicks says:

    Wow is the only inadequate word I can say. You do the most unique thing! Beautiful

  16. Gerri Ras says:

    Such a wonderful piece of art! Thank you so much for describing how this was made. You have given me ideas that had never occurred to me before such as running the parchment through the photocopier. I have a few Groovi plates which I mainly use for borders. This takes it up to a whole new level. Love it.

  17. Chelsea Johnson says:

    Oh my. This is darling. How very creative you are in every aspect of your art. Just so darling. Thank you for sharing this, Jerri. It certainly is charming.

  18. Linda Williams says:

    What a wonderful blog Jerri. I love what you have done with this design, it’s exceptionaly beautiful! Your step by step instructions are so easy to read and understand, perfect. Thank you xxx

  19. Lorrayne says:

    Simply beautiful

  20. Susan Azevedo says:

    I’m truly in awe!

  21. Kristine Vencel says:

    Oh my goodness. Such a delicate, intricate, absolutely stunning creation! I don’t have a trained eye in Pergamano design, but this truly takes my breath away! I believe you are truly in your element when you create with parchment, Jerri. The dedication, concentration & patience for this type of work definitely shows in your designs. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  22. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, Jerri, this is exquisite and beyond words! This is so beautiful, and I love all the fine intricacy. Being a sewer, I understood some of how you assembled this gorgeous bra that is so beautiful I cannot adequately express it! You are amazing, and you definitely have the patience and wonderful eye for beauty! I am so glad you are continuing to enjoy parchment and even this wonderful new plate. I will check the next post and am so eager to see the card! Yes, this is going to be cherished as an heirloom! Hugs, precious friend!

  23. Oh my goodness you keep amazing me with your projects, you do such Stunning work, such great attention to detail, love those flowers and the ruffle looks so much like fabric, wonderful job!

  24. Debbie Dunham says:

    OMG! This is absolutely fabulous! Takes my breath away! Amazing! Hugs xxx

  25. I don’t even know what to say. The detail is astounding!

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