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Pergamano-Inspired Technique

Pergamano-inspired technique card samples.

Join me and learn this Pergamano-inspired technique for your card making.

Pergamano is an ancient, delicate and beautiful technique using parchment paper. It has a charming ‘granny-ish’ lace-like look that I love.

We’ll keep that style element but give it a modern twist by using vellum instead of parchment paper. Also we’ll be combining stamping and tracing on the vellum.

Here’s how to make the card:

  1. First, stamp your vellum with white craft ink and then turn it over over onto a Stampin’ Pierce Mat.
  2. Use your scorer from the Take Your Pick Tool and trace all the lines of your stamped image. This will raise your image on the other side.
  3. Still using your scorer, ‘rub in’ the spaces (my example is the petals of the flower card above.
  4. Next, use your paper piercing tool from the Take Your Pick Tool and pierce through the vellum to create a ‘lace-like’ pattern on your border.
  5. You can also colour your stamped images with your ink pads using a sponge dauber (look at the small flowers attached to my cards above). Remember to apply colour on the underside of the vellum.

You’ll be able to see the detail clearly when you attach your card front to a coloured card base. Also, if you want to attach a greeting, stamp and heat emboss it with white embossing powder (see cards above).

Here is a list of products I used:

What other projects do you have in mind using this technique? Also, will you be using it on your bullet journal and scrapbooking? I’m thinking of making bookmarkers.

I hope that you enjoyed this card inspiration and that you’ll give it a go.

Visit the online store for current stamp sets to help you in your card making.

Would you like to learn this in class? Let me know so we can organise one for you. Bring along your friends too so you can share the fun.

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