Hand-made greetings cards are all the rage. Now you can give your cards the edge by taking them from two to three dimensions! This exciting collection of pop¬-up card designs employs ingenious techniques to create cards for every occasion: birthdays, Christmas, get well soon, new baby, moving home, graduation, congratulations and retirement, to name but a few.
The Techniques and Materials section will show you all the different cutting and folding methods you'll be using in the projects, and introduce you to the attractive range of tools and materials. Each project is accompanied by detailed instructions illustrated with step-by-step photographs while templates are supplied for each project so that you don't have to rely on freehand drawing skills. Special tips will help you to achieve that really professional finish.
The range of colours, papers, motifs and images used in these spectacular designs will appeal to all tastes, contemporary or traditional, sophisticated or humorous, young or old. There are suggestions for how every card can be adapted to different occasions or colour schemes, while some variations on the designs are also illustrated in photographs. Before you know it you'll be inspired to design dozens of pop-up cards of your own.
Both highly practical and visually appealing, Pop-up Cards is suitable for anyone completely new to paper-crafting, or for card makers who are looking to give their work that real "wow" factor. These cards are huge fun to make and a delight to receive - you'll never go back to two dimensions again.
Jo Mathieson has enjoyed all sorts of crafts for more than 20 years, but specialises in paper-crafts. Jo has taught arts and crafts to both adults and children and lectures on adult-education courses. She writes articles for card making magazines including Craft Stamper and Making Cards and Crafts Beautiful. She has also designed rubber-stamps.
1st edition 2008, Hb, 112pp, full colour throughout, 22 x 28.3 cm.