This is my wonderful sister's 30th birthday card. Because I'm a fabulous little sister it doesn't mention her age in any derogatory way but as i'm posting it on my blog it's a good way to say ha ha now you're 3 years older than me!!! ( for a couple of weeks anyway.)
I made this using a faux parchment effect I have been meaning to try for ages. I love the effect of parchment crafted cards but have neither the time or patience to spend that long on one card - I'm much more of an instant gratification person as anyone who has met me knows. However I do admire the effect and anyone who is patient enough to create one deserves a round of appause.
This method is not as impressive as real parchment cards but still very effective. Using ordinary vellum I've heat embossed my main image using silver pearl embossing powder. Then using Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum markers I coloured the image on the reverse of the vellum for a more subtle effect.
This panel has been mounted onto a Rich Razzleberry card base and the sentiment is embossed onto a strip of Perfect Plum punched with the new border punch.