Feb 18 2017

Lovely Fuchsias – In Memory of Jayne

Good morning sweet friends, I have a beautiful painted fuchsia card to share with you today!

I created the card by using a relatively new product line called Groovi. You may recall the lingerie pieces I did a few months back, I used the Groovi parchment craft system to create those designs as well (here and here). The designs caught the eye of Barbara Gray, the owner of Clarity Stamps, who created the Groovi system. Barbara has graciously invited me to design with her team and I have accepted . . . so tickled pink to be a part of the Groovi team and to contribute my “take” of designs using the amazing Groovi products.

Fuchsia Jerri Jimenez

One of the things I love most about the Groovi system is the unlimited combinations of designs that can be created using the acrylic plates, there are now over 300 plates to select from. You all know me well enough by now to know how much I enjoy painting. Today I want to share with you the process of how I created this lovely card.

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Here’s a quick tutorial on how I created the design: The plate has multiple stacking hearts, each heart shape is a groove etched in the acrylic plate. You simply place the plate on a light box, grooved side up, place a piece of parchment paper over the plate, use an extra small ball embossing tool (1mm) and emboss over the grooved shapes. For smooth embossing I rub a Bounce dryer sheet over the parchment first.

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I selected the largest heart shape on the plate for my design. I placed this piece of parchment paper onto the heart plate and embossed the heart, I turned the parchment paper over to see this lovely white embossed heart . . . a beautiful white perfectly embossed heart . . . so easy!

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This is an acrylic plate with multiple fuchsia images on it. Again, those white lines are grooves in the plate. You place the parchment on the plate over the flowers and emboss within the grooves using an embossing ball tool (1mm). This is where the fun begins, you have multiple options available to create a gorgeous design and make it your own! The late Jayne Nestorenko was the artist who designed this lovely plate, acrylic stamps of these images are available as well.

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If I’m running short on time and choose not to paint an image, I can easily emboss a design and place it on a pretty card base as I have done here. This lovely card took all of five minutes to emboss, about ten minutes to perforate and cut the lovely card base, a sweet little bow to accessorize the card and it’s finished . . . a perfect birthday card to give to someone special.

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Since I opted to paint the card, I needed to create a template/pattern for the painting. To do this I placed a black piece of card stock on the back side of the plate and made a photocopy of it. The white groove lines popped bright white and were very easy to trace. Now here’s a cool tip: To create a mirror image of the plate, flip it over and place the black card stock on the front of the plate and make a photocopy . . . voilá . . a mirror image.


To create the heart outline, I placed a sheet of copy paper over the heart plate and using a light box traced the grooves of the largest heart with a regular pencil (sharpen the lead to a point to fit within the grooves). I removed the acrylic plate from the light box and then placed the photocopy of the fuchsia flowers on the light box and placed the traced heart over it and traced the design as shown above. At this point there are multiple possibilities for a design, let your creativity take over.

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I placed the parchment paper I embossed the heart on earlier (see several pics above) over the fuchsia template to paint the image above with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. I lightly colored the image with Polychromos pencils and used Dorso Oil to blend the color; I used the water color pencils to paint the shading and fine details.

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Once the painting was completed and allowed to dry thoroughly, I shallowly perforated around the edge of the embossed heart with a 3-needle perforating tool. Small circles were embossed around the perforations, I then embossed the flowers and leaves. Once all embossing was complete, I perforated the border again with deeper perforations, cutting the deep perforations with parchment scissors.

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To create the card base, I traced the largest heart again with a pencil, enlarged the pattern with a photocopier and sketched the scallop border around the larger heart to create a template.

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I placed white parchment paper over the largest heart on the acrylic plate and embossed it, I then cut out the heart with regular scissors (fussy cutting) and adhered the painted heart on top of the white parchment heart using Perga Glue. The focal image was adhered to the card base using Perga Glue. I placed tiny bits of Perga Glue in the darkest areas of the paint so that it wouldn’t show through. To make the card base, I placed a sheet of regular parchment paper over the card base template and traced the scalloped border with white lead and embossed it. I used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils to shade the parchment in shades of pink and lavender around the border, using Dorso Oil to blend the colors. The border was perforated with a 2-needle perforating tool and cut with parchment scissors.  Using the scalloped pattern I made above, I traced and cut a pink layer of card stock to insert inside the card base as an inner card.

This all sounds like a lot of work, but it was truly easier than it sounds. With a light box and photocopier it’s very easy to create beautiful parchment patterns with the acrylic plates.

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A close up of the embossing illustrates the clean, crisp embossed lines achieved by using the Groovi plates. The possibilities are truly endless! What a simply beautiful card to present to someone special!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Groovi system, please feel free to e-mail me. Barbara has a wonderful you tube video demonstrating the Groovi system plates here, as well as multiple other you tube videos demonstrating various projects here.

Thanks so much for stopping by, sending you sweet warm Spring wishes. I’ll be back soon to share more!

Jerri Siggy3





Products used to create this card:

Groovi:   Shaped Heart Plate

Groovi:  Fuchsia Plate

Groovi:  Parchment Paper

Pergamano:  3-Needle Perforating Tool; 2-Needle Perforating Tool

Pergamano:  Dorso Oil

Pergamano:  Hockey Stick, Extra Large Embossing Ball, Small Embossing Ball, Extra Small Embossing Ball and  Fine Embossing Ball Tools

Pergamano: Parchment Scissors

Embossing Mat; Perforating Mat

Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils

Faber-Castell Water Color Pencils


DaVinci #1 Sable Watercolor Brush






28 responses so far

28 Responses to “Lovely Fuchsias – In Memory of Jayne”

  1. Jo-Ann says:

    Lovely card Jerri. Thank you so much for this tutorial!

  2. Just hopped over from Barbara’s blog to say hi and look forward to seeing your fabulous parchment work. Congratulations on joining the Groovi team.
    Linda xxx

  3. Glynis says:

    This is stunning Jerri. Congratulations and welcome to the team. Thank you so much for the hints and tips too.

    Glynis x

  4. Emma Burns says:

    Hi Jerri. I just wanted to say welcome to the Groovi Design Team. I look forward to seeing your future work.
    This piece that you have shared with us is quite simply stunning.
    Regards Emma x

  5. Joanne Lowe says:

    As always, Jerri, your work is SO beautiful that it literally stops me in my tracks! I LOVE your coloring and your shading, and I would love to be able to do what you do but using stamps, inks, embossing powders, and coloring mediums like what you’ve used. I’ve never heard of this Dorso oil, is it only for Pergamo? I’ve done a little Pergamo, the most basic… I don’t even understand how to use your tools with 3 needles or 2 needles, the perforating tools.

    God has given you such talent, and what a joy it is to see your work each time you post something. Thank you for the joy you give to me and to so many others with your artwork, Jerri!!! What a beautiful memorial to the creator of these beautiful images, Jayne Nestoranko, I am going to investigate her acrylic stamps of this same image.

    Congratulations on being a part of this new Groovi Design Team!!! It is clear that you will bring your own unique talents and you will provide wonderful insights that in addition to the rest of the team that I know will be very valuable to Groovi!!!

    I am in absolute AWE of the beauty of your work, Jerri, thank you for sharing it.

    Blessings to you,


  6. Kristine Vencel says:

    Such a lovely design you’ve created. Soft colors with exquisite shading. Beautiful!
    The Groovi system appears to be an amazing way to personalize parchment designs. Can’t wait to see what you will create next, Jerri. Thank you for sharing this wonderfully card.

  7. Marion Symonds says:

    Thank you so much for creating this card in memory of Jayne. Jayne was a sweetheart! A kind, gentle, beautiful soul with enormous talent and great patience. I had the pleasure of taking a day’s workshop with Jayne several years ago and still have the sweet name badge she created for me pinned on my craft room wall. So terribly sad ill health cut short her career and that she was taken so soon. Are you familiar with the delightful little bunny characters Jayne created a few years back?

    I am thrilled you have joined Barbara’s design team. Barbara has been hugely inspirational in my stamping life and I look forward so much to seeing more of your beautiful creations in her company’s portfolio.

    Thank you again for these beautiful fuchsias; so fitting a memorial for a delightful lady.

    Best wishes
    Marion in the UK.

  8. Frances says:

    Beautiful design and pretty colors! Thanks for sharing your creative process! Hugs

  9. June Smith says:

    Morning Jerri, oh my goodness, I am blown away with this creation, I have been crafting for a number of years but am not too good at Parching however I am a really great advocate of the Groovi system and have almost all of the plates, it really has turned around parching. I must congratulate you on joining the design team at Clarity, what a wonderful honour not only for you but also for us. You have taken the lovely Jayne’s flowers and produced this stunning card and given us the tutorial on how to make it, what a clever thing to do with the photocopy so that you can trace the pattern, I must have a go at that. Anyway I am waffling on, sorry, but so amazed at this.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  10. Kittie says:

    Jerri, I am amazed at your artistry. This is so gorgeous.

  11. Lorrayne says:

    Your work is always stunning.

  12. Sarah says:

    I am always in awe of your beautiful work. Thank you for sharing. I always look forward to your next post.

  13. Carolyn says:

    As I am up getting ready for work this morning looking at your lovely creation makes me want to go downstairs and get creative in my craft room. LOL

  14. Edna Burgess says:

    Such a beautiful card and doesn’t sound to hard to do. Will try it. Thanks. Edna

  15. Gloria Westerman says:

    What a beautiful creation for a memorable person…congratulations on being on a design team….they know talent when they see it…thanks for sharing…

  16. Suzanne Hicks says:

    Gorgeous as always. You have such a light hand with your painting and it gives such beautiful results. Lovely!

  17. Pinky Roth says:

    Jerri, this is simply stunning! You are so talented. You really amaze me.

  18. Cec says:

    Congratulation on joining the design team – you will definitely do justice to their products. Thanks for sharing your process to create this beautiful card. The painting is stunning with beautiful shading.

  19. Faulba Dorsett says:

    This is exquisite! I am always blown away by your work. Thank you for sharing. Also congrats being on the design team. They are very lucky to have you. I look forward to more of your beautiful work.

  20. Chelsea Johnson says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!!! I appreciate your step – by – step process, also. Your creativity is amazing!!

  21. Oh my both of these are just beautiful, although I do feel your coloring just brings it all to life, wonderfully done!

  22. Debbie Dunham says:

    Congrats on the design team! Well deserved! Love your card! It is exquisite! Hugs xx

  23. Ceci Reyes says:

    Congratulations for being in a Design Team, your cards are truly enjoyable… in this time you gave a very easy alternative to your beautiful painted card, which is so useful. I love that flowers, they remind me of my late grandmother…

  24. Pamela Brown says:

    A really beautiful card – and many thanks for the tutorial. I love seeing your work. It’s inspiring!

  25. Wow! So delicate and lovely. Those plates are amazing. What a great tool for this kind of crafting. Congrats on joining the Groovi team! Hugs!

  26. Jan Castle says:

    Paper Hugs,

  27. Gayle says:

    Jerri, your creations are so gorgeous. I especially love this fuchsia card and the coloring you have done is amazing. I found your site several years ago and you continue to intrigue me. Congratulations on your being asked to join the CLAIRTY design team. Your creation with the beautiful lingerie card had me in awe just as much as this card!!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I have done a little parchment and really enjoy it. I can’t wait till retirement age so I can achieve all my crafting dreams 😊 Looking forward to your continued gorgeous creations 🙎🏻

  28. Lagene says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on joining the creative team for Barbara Gray! I just discovered her blog via a facebook lady Doreen Obrien. Gorgeous card. Amazing coloring!

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