Clarity Matters Blog Tutorial: Paper Stitch meets Parchment

Hello hello! Grace here.

I hope this finds you safe, happy and enjoying your Sunday morning!

Before we get started, I just wanted to let you know some exciting news!!!!! The Pergamano Brads are finally back in the building

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We are joined today by the fabulously talented Glynis Whitehead. She has generously put together a step-by-step blog tutorial for us. I’ll hand you right over to our teacher…

Glynis Whitehead

Paper Stitch meets Parchment


Josie’s Triangle Lace Duet Groovi Grid (GRO-GG-41661-12)
Lavender Fields A4 Parchment (GRO-AC-42016-XX)
Paper Stitch – Buttercups and Fans Embroidery Pack (ACC-CA-31634-XX)
Madeira Metallic Turquoise Embroidery Thread (ACC-MS-30996-XX)
Clarity Crafts Set of 5 Size 12 Embroidery Needles (ACC-MS-31399-XX)
Pergamano 1-Needle Perforating Tool (Fine) (PER-TO-70035-XX)
Pergamano 1-Needle Perforating Tool (Bold) (PER-TO-70028-XX)
Number 1 & 2 Tool from the Groovi Starter Kit (GRO-AC-40814-XX)
Distress Inks:
Shaded Lilac (INK-DP-50102-XX)
Kitsch Flamingo (INK-AR-50512-XX)
Salvaged Patina (INK-AR-50511-XX)
Clarity Stencil Brushes (ACC-BR-30006-XX)
Pergamano Colours Exclusives (PER-CO-70060-XX)
Strong Double-sided Tape (ACC-AD-30375-XX)
7 x 7 Card Blank (ACC-CA-30619-77)


Step 1. Use a tumble dryer sheet on both sides of the Lavender Fields parchment. There is a wrong and a right side to any coloured parchment paper. The darker glossier side is the back, whilst the more muted, matt side is the front.
You need to emboss on the back and perforate from the front. Do a little test in the corner of the paper and the side with the whitest embossed dots or lines will need to be face down onto the grid. Line up the paper on the grid, ready to emboss the dots.

Step 2. Make some reference dots first. We will need 8 repeats of the pattern along each side. The reference dots help you with lining up and making sure all the corners meet.

Step 3. Now go around the grid and finish off the embossed dots. Then snip out all the sections. A guide comes with the plate, so do not throw this away as you can refer to it when working the grid lace. Use the Bold single needle tool for this.

Step 4. Put the parchment piece to one side and start preparing the paper stitch topper. Use the Clarity brushes to lightly brush the inks onto the topper. Make sure to get rid of excess ink first and do not press on too hard, so that the inks blend together. Just light layers. You can add more if you want deeper colours.

Step 5. Use some Pergamano Colours Exclusive felt tips to colour in the hearts, dots and other shapes in the design.

Step 6. Put the topper onto a foam perforating mat and, using the fine single needle tool, perforate through the grey dots in the design, as it tells you on the instructions you get with the packaging.

Step 7. When you thread the needle, be careful not to use too much thread, as it can may get tangled. Stick it to the back of the work using double sided tape, being careful not to attach the tape over the holes you will need to sew through later.

Step 8. Follow the stitch guide to finish the whole of the design. It is a marvellous guide and much more able to describe what to do than myself.

Step 9. When you have finished stitching, attach some double-sided tape to the back and put it in the centre of the parchment piece.

Step 10. Attach the finished topper to a 7 x 7 card blank. Your card is complete!

What a stunning card! I LOVE our paper stitch packs. Don’t you?

Thank you so much, Glynis, for sharing this bloggy tutorial with us. Yet another amazing and easy to follow project that we are sure will encourage and inspire you at home!

Everything that Glynis has used in this particular project is available in a shopping list, HERE.

Right, let’s have a look at what’s happening in the week ahead…

Sunday 2nd June:
Crafting with Clarity with Barbara on Create & Craft – 3pm – 5pm (2 hours)
Tuesday 4th June:
Groovi Tuesday with Paul – 10am Live on Facebook & YouTube – Paul meets the Calligraphy Girls!
Thursday 6th June:
The Pergamano Show with Jane Telford on Create & Craft – 11am & 3pm
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th June:

See you there!

Travel gently, friends.
Lotsa love, Grace & Glynis xoxo

Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft, and Well-Being.

3 thoughts on “Clarity Matters Blog Tutorial: Paper Stitch meets Parchment

  • 2nd June 2024 at 9:03 am

    Hi Grace & Glynis, another item to add to my shopping list !! What a lovely result the mix of parchment & stitched card makes. I do have the original designs on the Groovi plates so I should make more use of them but even though I am retired the hours in the day seem to fly by & my to do list grows.
    It looks as of the weather is improving at long last so have a good week everyone & hopefully see some of you at the Open Days xx

  • 2nd June 2024 at 9:08 am

    Very pretty card- love the colours! Thank you Glynis and Grace.

  • 2nd June 2024 at 11:03 pm

    Great step by step, for this lovely card, thank you Glynis, and thank you Grace for your news about the brads. I’m lucky that I still have some left, but feel the need to order some more of my favourites that I seem to use the most. xx


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