* 11 techniques including paper piercing, spirelli, glass painting and silk ribbon embroidery * 16 beautiful projects * Step-by-step photography and clear instructions * Templates provided
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."
Six experienced craft authors guide you through a rich variety of styles and techniques involving floral cards. The project examples are stunning, with clear and concise step-by-step photos, templates and simple instructions, meaning that you too can achieve the stunning results within the pages. Techniques including paper piercing, spirelli and silk ribbon embroidery are covered, with 16 beautiful projects to inspire you.-Simply Cards & Papercraft Another packed book in the ideas 'to make and treasure' series, this book includes card ideas previously feature in other titles from Search Press. But with so many great ideas and clear photography, it's great to see such a wide variety of techniques and styles brought together in one useful place. Floral fans will love the projects - something to make and send to everyone! - with 16 cards illustrated by step-by-step instructions and with templates, plus more ideas in the galleries. Techniques include quilling, paper piercing, stamping and ribbon threading.-Papercraft Inspirations Flowers are always popular subjects for cards, and here is a book filled with projects on how to make floral cards. Compiled from all the floral projects found in seven earlier card-makingcardmaking books, you are sure to find something suitable for all flower lovers in here. If you want ideas for men's cards look elsewhere; here is a wonderfully girly mixture of projects using a variety of different popular (and less well known) materials and methods. Pierce holes, stitch, do paper tole, rubber stamp, use silk ribbon, and work with glass paints and more. There are flower fairies, Victorian cards, oriental-inspired subjects and art nouveau as well as simple studies of individual garden favorites. Projects are all staged with easy to follow instructions, photographs of the work in progress and templates for the main idea as well as other possible similar cards on the same theme. Most of the cards can be made using the usual card-makingcardmaking materials that all crafters have to hand, but there are some templates that might prove tricky to source in these days of die cutters and pyramage. If you are a silk ribbon embroidery tyro then I would advise getting one of Ann Cox's excellent beginners books first. The projects in the latter section of this book are not for those who have never done this sort of work before and it is not a papercraft, so maybe does not truly belong in the same place as the rubber stamp, pricking tool and chalk set. The cards are lovely however, and of course are floral so seeing them may well prove an incentive to take up a new hobby. All in all, a lovely book that will appeal to a variety of levels of card makers.-Myshelf.com