Patterns to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Outlined in gold gel pen, this
big star is perforated on a bold straight grid. The holly is coloured on the reverse with felt tip pens and
the border is made with the semi-circle and star tools.
A model church set inside a globe
demonstrates how to achieve the look of glass by means of simple
embossing. The baubles are
coloured on the reverse with felt tip pens and the moon tool is used to
decorate the border. (you could use a semi-circle tool instead).
‘Choir Boys’ They
may appear angelic, but these three have a mischievous look about them!
Simply traced with a fine black drawing pen, they are coloured on the
reverse with blendable pencils and the border is made with the semi-square
and star tools. For those of
you who are worried about using figures in your parchment, this design is so
simple – if you can trace it, you CAN make it!
The Poinsettia Wreath is traced with either white ink
or a white gel pen, embossed, then coloured on the reverse with blendable
pencils. The border uses the semi-square and star tools.
These embossed candles shed their soft glow on this
colouring uses blendable pencils and the trimmed border is made with
the semi-square perforating tool.
This is my own favourite Christmas design this year –
The borders use the PCA moon tool, but instructions are
also given for replacing it with the semi-circle tool. Santa is outlined a fine black drawing pen and then coloured
with a blendable pencils. The
red hat and cloak are then high-lighted with red felt-tip pen.
This time Santa is outlined with white ink – but you
could use black drawing pen if you prefer.
The border is perforated with the four-needle tool. Colouring is mainly done on the reverse of the parchment with
These three cheerful snowmen are so simple to create
with a black drawing pen, some embossing and blendable pencils.
There is also a very easy border using a bold straight grid.
A traditional design featuring holly and baubles,
To give a bit of Christmas glitz, instead of colouring the baubles, I have
lightly covered them with a clear nail varnish and then sprinkled on some