Author(s): CHERYL OWEN
This title features more than 55 unique personalized greetings cards to make for every occasion, shown in 660 photographs. It is a lavish collection of delightful ideas and card designs to make yourself and send to friends and family. Projects feature a range of craft techniques including stamping, papercraft, transfers, gilding, paint techniques, air-drying clay models and basic embroidery. Card ideas and designs include a sampler card for Thanksgiving, a beaded snowflake Christmas card, a baby's footprint card for a new arrival, a golden wedding anniversary card and four leaf clover good luck card. It includes simple projects that can be made quickly and easily, as well as more challenging decorative ideas. It features over 660 practical photographs that make all the techniques and projects easy to follow and execute. As well as being traditionally associated with special occasions, festivals and celebrations, greetings cards are also highly valued as tokens to help us to stay in touch with family and friends, and let the recipient know that we're thinking about them.
Making greetings cards is not only enjoyable and inexpensive, it is also an immensely satisfying pastime, with results that will be treasured by those you send them to. This book shows how to get started, describing every technique needed to make professional looking cards, and providing dozens of inspirational designs. There are ideas for every occasion from Christmas and birthdays, to Chinese New Year, weddings and anniversaries. Every design is illustrated with step-by-step instructions and a photograph of the finished card, for perfect results every time.
Cheryl Owen is a highly experienced author and crafts artist, who devotes her time to a wide range of creative crafts, including paper crafts, fabric and needlecrafts, papier-mache, and crafts for children. Her work regularly appears in leading homestyle magazines, including Prima, Inspirations, Good Housekeeping and Woman and Home.