April 28, 2021

My First Parchment Gem

Hi everyone, 

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know! 

The card I'm sharing with you today is my first attempt at coloring a gem on parchment.  Inspired by the incredible Tina Cox... click HERE for a pictorial on how to color them (they can be done on paper too!)... it's surrounded by a couple of her Groovi plates...

Although I'm happy with the gem, I'd likely have been better starting with colors closer on the spectrum than yellow, pink, and blue, as well as the white highlights.  But I'll instead do so on future versions!  Grin 

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Antarctica Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Scallop Nested Squares (outer frame), Tina's Daisy Flowers parchlet (all other embossing including gem frame), and Tina's Straight Border Pattern #1
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, blending oil and pen, and rhinestones from my stash 

#218 Easter/ Spring at Crafty Gals Corner
April In the garden at 613 Avenue Create 

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then,


  1. Love the detailed perforating and the embossing. They go very well with the daisies. The gem in the center reminds me of a setting sun. Very nice. Practice makes perfect.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings,

  2. Hi Em this is a gorgeous card. That gem is the centre is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Oh my I so love the coloring you have done on that, great job and the framing around it looks terrific too! Such a pretty background to put it all against!

  4. Stunning card! The parchment design is so pretty. xx

  5. Oh wow, this is gorgeous. Love your colouring, the gem is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  6. You've made another stunning card!

  7. Awesome card, can hardly believe it's your first parchment card! And I used to teach it!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  8. Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD challenge.
    Tink DT

  9. It looks wonderful Em and so pretty in its setting! Vicky x

  10. This is such a great technique. The vellum adds such a pretty layer.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Easter/Spring challenge.

  11. Wow, Em, this looks amazing. Beautiful card design and that gem ... WOW! Beautifully done, my friend.


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Em xxx