My little crafting world....

Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my Surrey.Crafts page on FB.
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Saturday, 11 April 2015

April workshop - parchment embossing and aperture making

Hi all

Been a bit busy lately so this is a quick post to show you how we made today's workshop card.
I wanted to do a different shape this time and have an aperture that would focus on the technique of this month which was embossing velum. I knew of several ways to make aperture cards, but then I came across a wonderful simple step by step tutorial through good old Pinterest:

This quick and simple method made it possible to combine both the shaped card making and the parchment embossing in a 2 hour class - so big thanks to Norma for sharing.
First thing we did was to have a practice of embossing parchment on some scraps to get a feel for the pressure needed to get the best results. Then the girls chose a 'sticky stencil' to work with and embossed onto a circle of parchment. You could just as easily trace and transfer a design but this was a fab quick method for the class. They we added a tiny about of Cosmic Shimmer around the entire edge of the circle and added the white scalloped frame which would hide the glue. Then these were glued onto a large circled of teal paper from Papermill Direct , I bought a batch of card from these guys recently and the colours are beautiful, price very good and it scores wonderfull with no cracks. This matches the card base which is A4 gatefold scored with the aperture cut as per the link above
 I then showed them the method Norma had used for creating the aperture but I did these while they carried on working on the rest of the project steps 

 Then we added some patterned cardstock to the inside of the card from Docrafts Papermania Capsule collection (EAu deNil). We decorated the edges of the card using a white Signo pen to frame and contrast and added punched flowers, gems and pearls to decorate. A sentiment to finish off and there you have it. Suz xxx

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