Six experienced craft authors show how to make simple and stunning greetings cards featuring flowers. A huge variety of techniques are simply explained and demonstrated. The resulting projects are stunning, but the clear step by step photographs, templates for the designs and simple instructions make them achievable for card makers of all skill levels and there are dozens of beautifully photographed variations for more inspiration. Card makers looking for all kinds of different techniques will find something to inspire them here.
Based on the following books in the Simple and Stunning series:
Handmade Art Nouveau Cards by Judy Balchin, 2007
Handmade Oriental Cards by Polly Pinder, 2007
Handmade Clear Stamped Cards by Barbara Gray, 2008
Handmade Fairy Cards by Judy Balchin, 2008
Handmade Paper Pierced Cards by Patricia Wing, 2008
Handmade Victorian Cards by Joanna Sheen, 2008
and on Handmade Silk Ribbon Greetings Cards by Ann Cox, 2005
Judy Balchinis a lettering artist and the author of more than 20 craft guides, including "Art Nouveau Designs, Decorative Painting, "and "Peel-Off Greeting Cards."Ann Cox runs her own company selling silk ribbons and kits and teaches at colleges and in her own studio. She is the author of "A-Z of Silk Ribbon Flowers, Handbook of Silk Ribbon Embroidery, "and "Silk Ribbon Greeting Cards. "Barbara Gray is the inventor of the transparent art stamp and the author of "Greeting Cards to Make & Treasure "and "Handmade Clear Stamped Cards. "Polly Pinder is a designer and the author of more than 10 books, including "Garden Flower Designs, Handmade Cards, "and "Traditional Japanese Designs." Joanna Sheen is the owner of Joanna Sheen Ltd and the author of more than 30 books, including "Handmade Victorian Cards, Joanna Sheen's Paperlace Greeting Cards, "and "Twenty to Make: Layered Cards." Patricia Wing runs an arts and crafts shop and is the author of "Beaded Greeting Cards, Greeting Cards to Make & Treasure, "and "Handmade Paper Pierced Cards."
* 11 techniques including paper piercing, spirelli, glass painting and silk ribbon embroidery * 16 beautiful projects * Step-by-step photography and clear instructions * Templates provided