Handcrafted Cards: From Elegant to Whimsical 60 Distinctive Designs to Make

Handcrafted Cards: From Elegant to Whimsical 60 Distinctive Designs to Make

by Paige Gilchrist
     
 
Today's options for creating handmade cards are limited only by your time, not access to materials or ability. If you know how to cut, fold, and paste, you already have the basic skills. Add to that sewing or watercoloring, pressed flowers, family photos, and you're right on your way to achieving personalized expressions for birthday wishes, baby announcements, and

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Today's options for creating handmade cards are limited only by your time, not access to materials or ability. If you know how to cut, fold, and paste, you already have the basic skills. Add to that sewing or watercoloring, pressed flowers, family photos, and you're right on your way to achieving personalized expressions for birthday wishes, baby announcements, and get-wells. There are also ingenious cards to make with flaps that function as enclosures for small objects or money, offering gift suggestions. "Greeting card prices keep going up, but with a little imagination the clever crafter can make customized cards. The cards...go beyond simple greetings...and are small works of art. Twenty-two designers contributed projects to Gilchrist's book using collage, fabric, printing, and photocopies decorated and embellished to make one-of-a-kind creations....recommended for public libraries."—Library Journal. 8 1/2 X 10. 140 color photos

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Library Journal
Greeting card prices keep going up, but with a little imagination the clever crafter can make customized cards. The cards in these books go beyond simple greetings, however, and are small works of art. Twenty-two designers contributed projects to Gilchrist's book using collage, fabric, printing, and photocopies decorated and embellished to make one-of-a-kind creations. McGraw, who is well known as a rubber-stamp artist (Making Greeting Cards with Rubber Stamps), has projects that are even more artistic. Rubber-stamped impressions are just the point of departure for her colored cards, which are embellished with natural objects, beads, and photos. No one receiving any of these cards would throw them away. Both books are recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579901509
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
03/15/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.59(d)

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