This week we've got all lovey, dovey at Dream Valley and chosen a really easy theme - Valentines. Please remember that you can enter this challenge up to 3 times but no more. We have a great sponsor again this week, the lovely Joanna Sheen is offering a £10 voucher to one lucky person to spend in her on line shop, and don't forget she doesn't charge P&P.
There are some gorgeous examples by the team on the blog so go check them out.
I've made a parchment card for this challenge and I took pictures for each stage so you can see how it's done.
This is the finished card. The pattern is called Love defined by Sue McGuirk from Parchment Mag July 08.
I always photocopy the pattern as I find it easier to attach my parchment (with masking tape) to a photocopy rather than directly to the magazine. Then I traced the pattern in white pencil.
Next I embossed all of the lines and some of the rose petals using various sizes of ball embossing tools.
The next stage was to go around the edge of the heart with a semi circular tool, and then fix the parchment to a grid (small straight grid) and using a single needle tool perferate the leaves and other rose petals using every hole.
Next I used a 2 needle tool to perferate around the roses, lines and leaves and then cut and removed the waste parchment. Then I added small dots around the outside edges of the semi-circle perforations with a fine ball tool. Finally I folded the parchment along the fold line and cut straight edges around the other sides, then attached it to a red card blank.
This is a close-up of the finished heart.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - CAS
One Stop Craft Challenge - For the one I love
By The Cute and Girly - Love is in the air
Joanna Sheen - Love is in the air
Moving Along With the Times - Have a heart
Divas by Design - Anything Goes