Artful Cards

Artful Cards

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These elegant cards--conceived by the biggest names in crafting, such as Lynn Whipple, Claudine Hellmuth, Terry Taylor and Akiko Sugiyama--use many of today's popular qaltered bookq techniques and the results are exquisite. In the same amount of time as it would take you to scan the racks for something mass-produced and impersonal, you can create these superbly designed, individualised 3-D and pop-up cards...The ideas are limitless, try photo-copied, collaged, stencilled and stamped ones; papers that have been stitched, embossed, woven and cut and even projects incorporating fabulous folds and fasteners! There are even ideas about coordinating accompanying envelopes. And all the cards include many imaginative variations that will prompt crafters to explore the many techniques in greater depth.Templates (see page 142) Metallic gold and silver card stock (at least 17 inches long) or other colors of your choice Tracing paper Glue stick. tools. Long metal ruler (at least 18 inches) Craft knife and cutting mat Bone folder / / Silver Gold ... 0 Use the dove template to cut out half of the bird in one color and half in the other. Use the glue stick to adhere the shapes to the front of the card when it is closed.

Title:Artful Cards
Author:Katherine Duncan Aimone
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2007


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