Well I've always admired perganamo cards when I see them in a magazines. When I recently received a gift certificate from the craft store, I decided to buy some of the tools and try it out. It's hard to find instructions on how to do it, so this has been a real learning experience. First I traced it with a white pencil, and after embossing, I read the brief instrustions in the book again and realized I was to trace them with tenta ink. Well our craft store doesn't stock the ink, only a couple colors and gold is not one. So I found a gold pen, a little thicker than I wanted. And after I did the perferating and cutting out I used the gold pen (I guess I didn't shake it enough, it changed color part way through) around the embossing and the outline. Turned out a little bolder than it should be. To perferate the outside I used a pin, because the store was out of the 2-needle perferator. I'm not into painting on my cards yet. I paint wooden christmas ornaments. So I thought gold outline stickers would work well and colored it in with sakura pens. The snow I sprinkled some glitter dust on the white pen before it dried. Not bad for a first attempt.
Happy crafting ;o)