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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pergamano Butterfly

Today's card tries a "new to me" technique called pergamano.  After watching a webisode about the technique from Paper Wishes here, I decided I wanted to give it a try.  I didn't have the special Pergamano parchment paper, but had some similar paper for making sewing patterns that I thought might work.  While the parchment I used was a bit thin and I had to be extra careful when embossing, it worked pretty well.  I also didn't have the special templates, so decided to try it with the 15 Butterflies and Dragonflies Template from Hot Off the Press.

I started with a plain white card base and the Pink Butterflies Shine Design paper from Hot Off the Press.  After embossing and piercing my butterfly, I cut around the piercing.  Then I decided to add some black FlowerSoft for the body and antennae.  A sentiment and "trail" made from adhesive-backed vinyl (cut on my Silhouette) finished the outside of the card. The inside has another little pergamano butterfly:

3 comments:

Karenliz said...

Very pretty! Great idea using the tempates. I might have to give it a try. Thanks!!!

Dizzy said...

Great job with this card! I have started trying this technique myself and I love it. I just got a couple new templates and will be ordering the Christmas one soon. I'll have to check out my templates and see what else might work.

Vickie Densmore (Papercrazy) said...

Very pretty....and very well done!!