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Stenciling & Embossing Greeting Cards: 18 Quick, Creative, Unique & Easy-To-Do Projects [Paperback]

Judith Barker , Jane Friedman , Christine Polomsky
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Stenciling is one of the easiest ways to add a personal touch to handmade cards that are sure to be treasured by recipients. The 18 projects in Stenciling & Embossing Greeting Cards by Judith Barker showcase a wide range of styles, occasions, and skill levels. Most are relatively easy, though, and the excellent instructions--complete with individual step-by-step color plate--help ensure that anyone really can achieve these designs. Each project also features a photocopy-ready stencil pattern that can be enlarged and cut out, or choose a readymade stencil for even easier crafting. Embellishments include various paints, glitter, embossing, cutouts, even polymer clay and shrink plastic. A good resource list rounds out this nice presentation. --Amy Handy

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The title of this book is "RIGHT ON".. July 7 2001
Format:Paperback
I have watched stenciling and dry embossing on many craft shows and wanted to give it a try. This book helped me to do it quite simply and to create some great looking cards. Each card project has a list of the supplies you will need including stencil cream colors and gives you the name of the stencil company, item number of the stencil and where to purchase them. Each sample has step-by-step instructions -- both written and a picture of that step. At the end of each project they show you the card finished. ALL in color. I highly recommend this book to someone who wants easy to follow instructions, a great "visual" of each step and a look at how your finished card is going to look.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The title of this book is "RIGHT ON".. July 7 2001
By Jill Dumford - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have watched stenciling and dry embossing on many craft shows and wanted to give it a try. This book helped me to do it quite simply and to create some great looking cards. Each card project has a list of the supplies you will need including stencil cream colors and gives you the name of the stencil company, item number of the stencil and where to purchase them. Each sample has step-by-step instructions -- both written and a picture of that step. At the end of each project they show you the card finished. ALL in color. I highly recommend this book to someone who wants easy to follow instructions, a great "visual" of each step and a look at how your finished card is going to look.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book Jan. 29 2013
By Steven Turner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book is a great book to refer to when making cards. I have really enjoyed the book when working on cards.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Jan. 10 2013
By Diane H. Westerman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Lots of ideas and projects to do. Explained very good. I like the book. Why do the have this amount of words. I can explain it in less.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Stenciling and Embossing for greeting cards Feb. 18 2013
By Marcia D Graves - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Nothing like I expected. Actually quite outdated. Cards seemed antiquated. Next time I will look at date book was published. Thank you.
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