Card making has grown in popularity over the last few years – and there is a huge range of equipment, resources and techniques to choose from. Whether you simply want to arrange ready-made embellishments on a card blank, or create your own embellishments and patterned papers, card making has lots to offer. Many techniques are also accessible to both children and crafters with dexterity difficulties. Card making truly is a hobby for all the family, and many parents and grandparents love making cards with children of all ages.
With so many card making techniques to choose from, it can be confusing when you first start out. This book introduces the huge variety of different materials, resources and techniques available, giving instructions for many of the techniques and explaining crafting jargon. Throughout the book, there are ideas to try, as well as a chapter on how to go about creating your own designs.
Covering all aspects of card making, from the basics such as cutting and sticking through to selling your cards, Card Making: A Beginner’s Guide offers a comprehensive introduction to this delightful hobby.
Card Blanks, Inserts and Envelopes
Cutting and Sticking
Paper, Card and Sheet Material
Stamping With Ink
Peel-offs and Paper Punches
Embossing and Stencilling
Some More Embellishments
Some More Effects
Words and Sentiments
Designing and Selling Your Cards
Hilary White is a freelance writer and card designer. She has written a number of books on art and craft and regularly contributes craft features to early years magazines. She has taught art and craft to both adults and children, and designed cards for Beautiful Cards magazine. She also sells her cards and makes cards on commission.
Hilary has a particular interest in creating background papers and she also designs her own shape templates for her cards. She lives in Somerset with her husband, and has a grown up son and daughter. Over the years, they have put up with a home covered in glitter and snippets of paper, in return for a steady supply of handmade cards for friends and family!