One of the joys of making your own greetings cards is being able to make them look professional, but nothing like the cards you can buy in shops. Layering them is one popular way of doing this, and creating a more opulent and handmade card. This book shows you forty examples of making cards that really show you care.
One look at the Joanna Sheen website will show where you can buy most of the items shown in here, and many more. But with this type of book it is the ideas that matter most, showing how you can achieve a layered look by not only using paper tole techniques, but also by rubber stamping, peeloffs, pressed flowers and other embellishments to create a collage appearance. The raised look is accomplished by use of those foam squares or tape, making a "squidgy" card that is surprisingly robust and can be mailed. Diverse subjects include Christmas, Egyptian scenes, Victoriana, floral studies, fairies, silhouettes, oriental and old photographs. This is a lovely book that can be mined for arrangements and ideas or used to recreate the cards, however you wish.
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We all love to take a peek inside the craft rooms of card making celebrities, and they don't come more fascinating than TV's Joanna Sheen. In Layered Cards Joanna let us in on her 'craft arsenal' (her cardstock stash) then talks you through 20 ways to give your cards a magical boost through simple matting and layering techniques. Lovers of Victoriana, Oriental and Floral card designs will especially love these ideas, and each card comes with step-by-step instructions and a shopping list so you can recreate Joanna's classic card designs in no time!
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