I am afraid I am having to reduce the amount of 'true' parchment work that I can do whilst my hand is so troublesome but I am adapting and managing with what tools and gadgets I have.
For this card I stamped onto parchment using Stazon ink and a Nellie Snellen stamp called 'Christmas Time'. I then centred the image onto an oval grid and embossed and pricked out the border. The grid was designed by Alison Yeates and purchased from her company Kingfisher Crafts.
I then embossed parts of the stamped image to enhance the snow and even coloured the deer. The sentiment was embossed using a Groovi Plate.
Having got all this ready I then realised what an awkward shape I had made to fit on a card. I die cut a larger oval from blue card as a backing and fixed with brads. I fiddled with this for a long time trying to decide how to present it. In the end I removed the blue oval background and attached it to a larger piece of blue card cut to fix to a white landscape card - with a small white edge showing.
I then played about with some Christmas die cuts for decoration but nothing looked right. Then I found these two bows with tails which looked perfect to me. A couple of Christmas roses are the finishing touch.