Saturday, March 14, 2009


Hello everyone;
Hope you are all having a great start to your weekend. Its quite cold here today but the sun is shining and that is wonderful!! I have been away from my computer for a few days, a little under the weather but I am hopefull this will soon pass. I have quite a bit of catching up to do and hope I will get by to see all your wonderful creations this weekend.

I have been working on some new Pergamano projects. This first one is a fancy fold card. I traced the pattern with gold Tinta ink and then embossed some of the areas with my embossing tool. I used a piercing tool and scissors to make the little X's and a 2 needle tool to pierce the outline and cut it out. It was a bit tricky to get it folded, as the parchment paper is very brittle and you have to be soooo careful not to rip it.

I really enjoyed making these bookmarks. They are quite a bit faster to make than a card. I will be putting them in plastic sleeves, but as you can see I need to get some extra long ones for these bookmarks. I traced the patterns with white Tinta ink and used the same embossing and pricking techniques. The wavy spaces on the blue bookmark was done using a grid. I traced and cut out the extra butterflies and used silicone to layer them.

Pergamano is a great passion of mine. I have been fortunate to share this craft, through my classes with a wonderful group of ladies and they have been coming up with some amazing creations.

Anyone interested in giving Pergamano a try, all the starter kits and supplies are available now on-line at The Rubber Room. The starer kit has everything you will need (except the 2 needle split for the outside edge), it comes complete with instuctions, parchment paper, ink, mapping pen, embossing pad, embossing tool and 6 patterns to get you on your way. Also I am an e-mail away for any help you may need. I am also thinking about doing a pergamano tutorial, would love to have your input about that.

Well thats it for now.....I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and Thanks for stopping by.



The Rubber Maid said...

Hey Karen those pergamano pieces are just gorgeous. You surely must love to do that because I know it is time consuming and requires a lot of patience. Beautiful work. Pat

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous (-:

Theresa Momber said...

Wow, Karen, this is so beautiful and elegant. It looks like a lot of work.

Riet said...

wowww Karen,what a beautiful creations.

hugs Riet.x

Nancy said...

Your pergamano creations fascinate me. They are so breathtakingly eautiful! I would love to see a tutorial.

Shirley said...

Your card is drop dead gorgeous~! How very very lovely!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I love the work you do. Sorry that you aren't feeling great. Maybe it won't last long.

Sue said...

Absolutley stunning work, just beautiful, sue.x

Curt in Indy said...

Once again you prove that you are the Pergamano Queen. These projects are amazing! Best, Curt

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Breathtakingly beautiful. I admire your patience in creating these masterpieces. Just stunning.
Sharon xx

Tasha said...

Wow these are incredible
love tasha xx

Rosanne said...

Karen--truly works of art! Love your creations!


Trish is Creating said...

Your work is beautiful, beyond that even.....I love the bookmark samples as a beginner class.

I was in the store recently and found out your Perg. class was Full, boo hoo sniff sniff.

Please do another class and a tutorial and please let me know dates ASAP so I can sign up.