Filled with ideas for cardmakers of all levels and especially useful when you just don't know where to start, this fabulous collection of templates will simplify the process of creating beautiful cards. Basic information on colour, composition and balance is practically applied in easy-to-use templates that will help the reader save time and provide them with a basic design, so they can focus their creativity on selecting and combining the different elements. Each template comes with information on the proportions, placement and sizes of the different elements, so the reader can use their existing stock of paper and embellishments to create cards that they know will be well balanced and visually pleasing. All of the templates can be flipped, inverted and rotated, and the designs include standard, square, oblong and large cards in both vertical and horizontal orientation. For each template there are several examples of cards made by different cardmakers, providing the reader with numerous ideas for their own card designs. This book encourages the reader to think out of the box and use embellishments and paper combinations in ways that they have never thought of before.
Author : Tanya Fox
ISBN : 1596351748
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 75.93 MB
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Card sketches have quickly become a favorite creative resource among card makers. Your interpretation of these 45 sketches, along with your extensive stash of supplies results in a one-of-a-kind statement of your affection. We've included more than 220 projects to jump-start the creative process.
Learning paper-crafting techniques to make one-of-a-kind cards has never been simpler or more fun. Each letter of the alphabet represents a different technique, from Appliqués to Zigzags, that you can master while creating an orginal project. You'll be able to fashion the perfect card for every occasion and special person in your life.--From publisher description.
Author : Judi Watanabe
ISBN : 9781627888257
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 30.88 MB
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Handmade cards are gifts, creative expressions, keepsakes, and relationship builders. Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is deep emotion from the card maker--encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love. Unlike many store-bought cards that are thrown away, handmade cards are cherished and displayed. They spark connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and coworkers. There's joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards. The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking is the ultimate resource on card making. All paper-crafting techniques that can be employed for card making are thoroughly covered, including a comprehensive description of paper types available, folding options and techniques, coloring and image transfer methods, and adding embellishments. Inside, you'll also find methods for using a computer to design and print cards. More than 80 projects give you lots of ideas and inspiration to create cards of your own, using the techniques you've learned. Unique envelope templates and a helpful source list are included. Expert paper crafter Judi Watanabe provides you with a one-stop reference for making cards for any occasion. This book includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques, as well as projects to accompany each area of card making. Full of gorgeous cards, The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter. So when the mood strikes, use the artistry you've learned to create personalized greetings for everyone you know!
With enough room to create 25 of your own handcrafted A2 size cards you will be sure to enjoy this well organized workbook as an idea and sketchbook or use it as a sales tool to show off your completed designs to your clients. Also serves as a reference guide so you can revisit over and over again how you made your creations.
PAPER CRAFTS. The cards include layered, decoupaged, collaged, stamped, embossed, glitter, mirror and stencilled designs. More exciting ideas range from cards on acetate, cards with pockets and envelopes, shaker designs and 3D paper architecture - including pop up and waterfall cards, star and book cards and exploding boxes. Inspiration ranges from strongly traditional to more contemporary designs, but all are distinctively in the author's popular style. Throughout the book, readers will also discover Joanna Sheen's favourite recipes, household tips, fun quotes that crafters can use in their cards - and other intriguing snippets. With its lavish, original design and beautiful styled shots, this book is packed with simple and more complex ideas for all cardmakers, whatever their skill levels.
Offers a collection of ideas for personalized greeting cards featuring traditional paper embroidery techniques, showcases different patterns and inspirational templates for each design, and includes diagrams to help with stitching.