Jul 27 2017

Princess Mary

Lace — beautiful, intricate, delicate lace — Julie Roces is synonymous with parchment white lace work. When I’m not in the mood to paint and want to work beautiful white lace work patterns, I can’t help but refer to Julie’s work with parchment lace work.
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This beautiful design entitled Princess Mary is one of Julie’s designs from her book Royal Lace. When creating the designs for the book, Julie studied photographs of handmade lace from the last century. She dedicated the designs in the book to the royal family. Her love of timeless lace inspired Julie to create beautiful patterns that will bring many hours of enthusiasm and enjoyment to those who love to create lace work.

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In this photo, you see the fine cutting of the lace and the white lace appliqués created by many patient hours of embossing creating white appliqués for the lace. There are two layers of parchment; the inner card is made of a shaded purple parchment paper and the outer card is made of regular parchment paper. I embossed and cut the lace work on the outer card first. When completed, I folded the shaded purple parchment paper and inserted it into the outer card, attaching it with removable scotch tape. I then pierced through four layers of parchment paper around the border. I cut through the four layers of parchment paper with parchment scissors to form the small picots around the border of the card.

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I used a 2-split needle tool (the two needles are very close together) to perforate the lace and appliqués and cut the picots within the lace with parchment scissors.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, sending you sunny wishes from Florida for a fabulous weekend!

Jerri Siggy3





Supplies Used:

Regular Parchment Paper

Shaded Purple Parchment Paper

Tinta White Ink

Pergamano 1 Needle Perforating Tool

Pergamano 2-Split Needle Perforating Tool

Pergamano Fine Stylus Embossing Tool

Pergamano Extra Small Ball Embossing Tool

Pergamano Small Ball Embossing Too

Pergamano Large Ball Embossing Tool

Pergamano Perga Glue

White 1/8″ Silk Ribbon

Pergamano Mapping Pen

Embossing Pad

Perforating Pad


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Jul 26 2017

I’ve Been Published – What an Honor!

I’ve been published . . . what an honor!

Hi friends, today I have a short post to share my exciting news. Do you remember this design I showed you a few months ago?

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Well . . . . here it is in print!

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Groovi is publishing books featuring designs using their acrylic plates. My fuchsia card made the cover . . . I’m tickled pink!

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Inside the book is the full image with the recipe to make the card on the facing page.

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My Easter card is also published in the book.

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I’m beyond proud and excited to be included in the publication! Thank you Barbara Gray and the folks at Groovi (Clarity Stamp) for featuring two of my designs in your fabulous publication. The book features 21 inspirational cards and 11 patterns.  The Groovi books are available at ClarityStamp.

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

Jerri Siggy3


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Jul 13 2017

White Rose Thank You NoteCard – 3rd In The Series

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Hey there sweet friends, welcome back! Today I’m happy to share with you the third and final card in a series of Thank You notecards I’ve been working on.

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The card was made with regular parchment paper and card stock. The rose is a pattern drawn by Dorothy Holness (as I stated in a previous post, I’m such an enormous fan of Dorothy’s designs) that was published in July of 2008 in Parchment Craft Magazine. This design is the third card in a series of three Thank You notecards that I’ve completed.

I traced the flower and bud onto a piece of parchment paper with white lead. Using Tombow markers, I painted the leaves on the parchment paper by placing the parchment over the pattern and painting within the lines of the leaves. Once the parchment was completely dry, I embossed the flower and bud using the shadow embossing technique. After the initial layer of embossing, I removed the white lead by gently rubbing Dorso Oil over the traced lines with a Kleenex tissue. I applied another four layers of embossing to the flower over a three day period, letting the parchment paper rest between layers of embossing. I absolutely love the petals on this rose. I embossed the leaves using Pergamano embossing tools. The border of the parchment paper was perforated with a 4-Needle perforating tool and embossed with a 2mm star embossing tool.

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When it comes to parchment craft patterns, you can customize them to fit whatever ideas you may have in mind. I re-worked these flower patterns to design a series of Thank You notecards.

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I layered the parchment paper onto olive green and brown card stock layers and then attached the panel to cream card stock folded into a small card. The edges of the card stock layers were painted with a Krylon 18Kt. Gold pen. Small gold pearls were used as embellishments on the four corners of the parchment with PergaGlue.

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If you have any questions about parchment craft, please feel free to email me by clicking on the Email button underneath my picture on the left sidebar of my blog. Beneath that button is a Subscribe button if you’d like to follow my blog and receive notifications when I post new designs. If you’re a fan of Pinterest, you can also find my cards/boards on Pinterest by clicking the “Follow Me On Pinterest” button on the left side bar (adorable pink Cafe Au Lait with pink pin), as well as Like Me on Facebook (Facebook tea cup). All of these buttons are direct links.

Due to the high cost of ecommerce fees, i.e., maintaining a storefront, yahoo internet fees and commissions, as well as paypal fees, I have closed my internet store. However, I am still selling nearly the complete line of Pergamano products. I have created a page at the top of my blog (underneath the blog banner) entitled “Pergamano Products“. Click on the button to see the products, item numbers, as well as prices. If you’d like to place an order, make a list of the items, with the code number and send me the list in an email. I will email you back with a total for your review and acceptance and then send an invoice via Paypal once you’ve approved the order.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, it’s so nice to have you drop in to visit. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Jerri Siggy3





Products used:

Regular Parchment Paper

Pergamano White Pencil

4-Needle Perforating Tool

Extra Small Ball Embossing Tool

Small Ball Embossing Tool

Large Ball Embossing Tool

Star Embossing Tool

Parchment Scissors

Embossing Mat

Cutting Mat

Perforating Mat


Tombow Markers

#0 Watercolor Brush

#1 Watercolor Brush

Cream Card Stock

Olive Green Card Stock

Brown Card Stock

Krylon 18Kt. Gold Ink Pen

Gold Pearls


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