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Greeting card magic with rubber stamps
McGraw, MaryJo, 1961-
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, OH : North Light Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
125 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT872 .M34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Discover great new tricks for creating extra-special greeting cards! Pick up your stamp, follow along with the illustrated, step-by-step directions inside, and ta-da! - you'll amaze everyone (including yourself!) with your beautiful and original creations.

This book features 21 quick and imaginative projects in styles from the classic to the dazzling. The techniques are easy - from basic folds and simple cuts to extravagant embellishment with silk threads, glass beads, dried flowers, seashells, embossing powder, watercolor washes...even your own handmade charms! Galleries at the end of each chapter are filled with colorful examples to inspire you to create your own greeting card magic.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This book promises new methods beyond those presented in McGraw's previous book, Creative Rubberstamping Techniques. It claims a reliance on innovation, not on expensive tools and materials; and it offers a lot of projects to copy or use as examples. And, yes, the author does live up to most of what promises and claims. Invention comes in the form of incorporating nature--elements such as shells and leaves--into the revival of old-fashioned crafting, such as dioramas, collage, and mosaics; and in the combination of unusual materials, from plastic to crayons. Color photographs dominate, with clearly numbered steps as guides. --Barbara Jacobs

Library Journal Review

Greeting card prices keep going up, but with a little imagination the clever crafter can make customized cards. The cards in these books go beyond simple greetings, however, and are small works of art. Twenty-two designers contributed projects to Gilchrist's book using collage, fabric, printing, and photocopies decorated and embellished to make one-of-a-kind creations. McGraw, who is well known as a rubber-stamp artist (Making Greeting Cards with Rubber Stamps), has projects that are even more artistic. Rubber-stamped impressions are just the point of departure for her colored cards, which are embellished with natural objects, beads, and photos. No one receiving any of these cards would throw them away. Both books are recommended for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.