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Stenciling & embossing greeting cards : 18 quick, creative, unique & easy-to-do projects
Barker, Judith, 1952-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 cm
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TT872 .B38 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This idea and how-to book features many creative ways to make greeting cards, note cards, announcements, etc. with stencils and a few other simple tools. Readers will learn fun techniques such as embossing, flocking, masking and more as they let their imagination do the rest. Barker presents a wealth of ideas for using stencils for all kinds of seasonal and occasional greetings in a range of styles so readers can make everything from birthday cards to post cards to invitations and announcements. The 30 projects showcase the various techniques on an assortment of paper and cards in a variety of styles. Each project includes information on materials used, step-by-step instructions, illustrated with sketches, diagrams and photos, and the finished piece. With just a few stencils, some colored paper and a few colors, anyone can make dozens of innovative cards that are fun to send and receive.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
1 Basic Stenciling and Embossing Techniquesp. 8
Basic Stencilingp. 9
Stenciling With Oil Sticksp. 10
Stenciling With Acrylicsp. 12
Stenciling With an Inkpadp. 14
Basic Embossingp. 15
2 Stenciling Projectsp. 16
Glittery Star Cardp. 18
Halloween Watercolor Cardp. 22
Chinese Character Cardp. 28
Glossy Snowflake Card Overlay Rose onp. 34
Handmade Paperp. 40
3 Stenciling and Embossingp. 46
Dried Floral Embossed Cardp. 48
Gold-Embellished Fleur-de-lis Angel Watercolor Card Withp. 52
Matching Envelopep. 56
Hummingbird Music Cardp. 64
Sponged Vellum Tulip Cardp. 70
4 Cutting and Piercingp. 76
Cutout Teapot Notecardp. 78
Cut-and-Pierce Tulip Wreath Photo Cardp. 84
Paper Tole Tulipp. 90
5 Special Effectsp. 96
Foil Ornament Cardp. 98
Double-Embossed Glossy Leavesp. 104
Clay and Crinkle Sun Cardp. 108
Shrink Plastic Ornament Cardp. 114
Woodburned Teddy Postcardp. 120
Resourcesp. 126
Indexp. 128