I have been working this past weekend on my Pergamano. I decided to take the time and dedicate it just to that. I started out with some brushstroke painting on parchment but I really don't like the look of colored images on the parchment. I am so partial to just the whitework. I love the lace look so I am sticking to just that!
The first card is for The Pink Elephant Challenge this week which is "Monograms". The only monograms I had were some pergamano patterns my friend Shirley had shared with me. So here is what I came up with.
To start I traced the patterns with a mapping pen and white Tinta ink and the stems and leaves with copper Tinta ink. I embossed some of the areas and the tips of the letters have been stippled with a 1 needle tool. The holes in the background piece are done on a grid. I used a 3 needle tool to go around the edges and then I snipped between the dots to make the edging with my fancy little perga cutters. I used a CB folder for the card. I don't usually use any cardstock with my Pergamano cards, just parchment, but I think it looks not too bad.
I want you to see the stippling on the tips of the letters,
that is done with a 1 needle tool lightly piercing rapidly on the area.
This card I made just because I love the pattern and have been wanting to make it for a while now. I changed some of the elements of the pattern but kept the basic card itself.
I traced some of the pattern with gold Tinta ink and a mapping pen and the white lines with my Pergamano white ink pen. I embossed the areas with different sizes of embossing tools and pierced the area behind the flowers with an arrow tool and a grid. The open areas behind the butterfly are pierced with a 2 split tool and the pieces removed. Sometimes you have to use scissors to snip a little but the pieces usally pop right out. I layered the finished image with turquoise parchment and pierced through all 4 thicknesses with the 2 split tool to created the finished edge. The butterfly was done in the same way, a little tricky piercing inside the wings....lots of paitience there...lol!!
I was really happy with the way it turned out.
I added this last pic to give you an idea what I use to make my Pergamano cards.
The black foam is an embossing pad. The tools on the left are piercing tools and the mapping pen. In the middle is a small piece of the parchment paper I start with, the bottle of ink and my fancy little Perga cutter scissors. They are specially made for parchment and they make cutting a breeze. The tools on the right are all different sizes of embossing tools. There are many more tools in my case, but this will give you an idea of what they all look like.
Sorry for such a long post...hope you like my cards,
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.....
*all products used in my cards were purchased from The Rubber Room and on-line stores.