Sunday, 2 July 2017

Parchment Card & Box

Hello and thank you for your visit!


This is a card I was going to make for a friend's Special Birthday next week..  Well I got a phone call from her hubby during the week asking if I'd make a special card for him to give to her.  I won't have time to make another parchment card now so here's John's card for Lesley's birthday.


John is going to print his own insert for the card so I left the front free of a name or sentiment.


I decided to make a box to put the card in.


For the box I used two stencils in two different Distress inks in blue and a blush of pink, my old French script stamp and a couple of dies.  The flower is by Sue Wilson.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart # 165 (Anything Goes)

A bit more time to Craft #47 ( Anything goes)

50 comments:

Babs Watson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Barb I have tried parchment over the years but I must say I am to heavy handed for this delicate craft, love your presentation box what a beautiful gift these make. Have a lovely week.

Hugs Babs x

Karen D. said...

gorgeous!
TFS,
Karen

Aquarius said...

I can't remember when I last did any parchment work but I do like to see it and this card is lovely. I'm sure you friend will love it. The box is pretty special as well, so delicate.

cuilliesocks said...

How stunning Barb, it's a gorgeous card, beautifully designed and looks so delicate, your friend will love it. Beautiful box too, such lovely embellishments, Kate x

Joan said...

Lovely card Barb I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it

Carole said...

Absolutely stunning card Barb and whether or not it is from you to your friend I am sure she will know all the love that went into the making!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, this is stunning Barb, a fantastic card with a fantastic box to put it into too.

Sue xx

Liz said...

Absolutely stunning, Barb, a real labour of love. I'm sure your friend will be delighted to receive it. Love the box too, so beautifully decorated. I'd love to be able to make something like this, but I wouldn't know where to start and if I did, the result would be nothing like this! LOL! xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely gorgeous Barb. The parchment looks stunning and if I'd make something this beautiful, I wouldn't want to part with it. Your friend will be thrilled with this and it being made by you will make it extra special. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is lovely, great work

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful parchment Barb I'm sure your friend will love it and such a pretty box too

Anne

brenda said...

Absolutely stunning Barb, there are no more words to say other than I so admire parchment craft as I know it takes so much time and concentration.

B x

rachel said...

oh wow - this is so very beautiful - it must have taken forever! Really lovely Barb - top marks! Hugs rachel x

Jean said...

WOW!! this card is so beautiful Barb. I love the look of parchment cards although I've never made one. I don't think my eyesight is quite good enough and I am a bit clumsy as well. Your friend is really going to love this and the lovely presentation box.
Jean x

Carol L said...

This is absolutely stunning and John is one lucky guy to have you make this card for him to give to his wife! It comes with it's own box too, which makes it all the more special! NJ!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous creations, gorgeous dies and flowers on the card and a really gorgeous box, super colours on both.

Kath x

Carol said...

This is a beautiful card Barb...as is the matching box. Hope all is well and sorry for not being around lately. Carol x

Cobnut Crafter said...

Absolutely stunning Barb! It must take you ages to make something so beautiful. Anne xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card and box Barb, the card is absolutely stunning - so beautiful and delicate.
Pauline -
Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sally H said...

Stunning card and box, Barb! How very beautiful! Gorgeous subtle colours too!

Donna said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Bard and a stunning box too, your friend will be so happy to receive it from her hubby and she will appreciate it even more because she will know you made it!

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE your gorgeous parchment card. I love parchment making but not as clever as you at the moment....inspiring and gorgeous Barb.xxxx

Janice said...

Beautiful card and box Barb! Your card is absolutely stunning, such a delicate design, it must have taken you ages to make. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to receive it.
Janice x

meg said...

A beautiful keepsake for your friends birthday, her husband will be proud to present her with such a delicate, intricate card

Maxine D said...

This is exquisite Barb - picking my jaw up from the floor!! Love the box too, the perfect complement
Blessings
Maxine

hazel said...

A beautiful parchment card and box, your friend will love it.
xxx Hazel.

KandA said...

Wow, what a stunning card and box Barb. Love the beautiful and delicate looking parchment card xx

Sylvia said...

Stunning parchment card,Barb.Your friend will love it.The box is really beautiful with the soft colours and the fab flower.Have a nice day.

Gr,Sylvia x

Gerrina said...

Oh wow Barb! This is super! So elegant! Bet she was sooo pleased with it!

Cara said...

Oh goodness, what an amazing card, you have so much patience and such a delicate touch. The box you made for it is so pretty too. How lovely of you to let her husband give her this card, what on earth are you going to make her instead?!

LitsArt said...

Wow! What a lovely card!!

Mia said...

Love it, Barb! It's a gorgeous card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Parchment craft is the bomb! This card and box is so wonderful.

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very beautiful and stunning card and box.
My your Parchment work is excellent, and so pretty.
Love the wonderful design.
She is going to be over the moon with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Margaret said...

Such a beautiful card Barb your friend will love it. How generous you are to let her husband give it to her.
hugs
Margaret M

Veerle said...

Your parchment card is super gorgeous Barb, love it.
Hugs Veerle x

Bonnie said...

This is GORGEOUS, Barb! She is going to love this!

Mrs A. said...

I'm very impressed with your parchment card. The colours are so soft and feminine . Hugs Mrs A.

Linby said...

This is just exquisite work. I don't have the patience for parchment, I tried a class once and the lady kept telling me to emboss more, and more and more to get it whiter - not for me!

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is beautiful! A lovely box for it too and how lovely of you to let your friend's husband give her this one - so kind! xxx

Claire said...

Ooh blimey, its absolutely stunningly elegant and beautiful. You really have a talent for parchment craft, it really is something to behold x

Diane said...

Oh Barb your parchment design is just stunning I am sure your friend will love it.

Hugs Diane

Greta said...

What a lucky friend to have you create this masterpiece for her hubby to give to her! I'm totally in awe, Barb!

Tina Z. said...

wow, absolutely stunning, so elegant!

Sue said...

So stunning Barb! it's absolutely gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Lillianb said...

Two great cards Barb, Love the parchment but have never got on with it myslf,

Lilian xx

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness Barb this card is absolutely gorgeous !!

Sue - said...

Stunning card! I'm sure your friend would be over the moon with it!

Pat said...

Absolutely fantastic Barb! This is truly skilful work and it looks as though you have decoupaged the petals on these gorgeous lilies, and the subtle colouring works beautifully. The accompanying box with that pretty stencilling is perfect to put it in to make a wonderful gift. Your friend will be absolutely thrilled with this I'm sure. x

Donna said...

This IS gorgeous... and typical that you had a phone call that wouldn't give you enough time. I don't think people realise just how long detailed designs can take to make. Bet she loved it. xxx