Renowned crafter Joanna Sheen has designed twenty beautiful layered cards you will want to make using simple techniques and gorgeous backing papers and toppers.This book features: twenty great designs; twenty alternative colour schemes; clear step-by-step instructions; and, readily available materials.All the materials required to make the cards shown in this book are available worldwide with no shipping charge from the author's website.
Myshelf.com:One of the joys of making your own greetings cards is being able to make them look professional, but nothing like the cards you can buy in shops. Layering them is one popular way of doing this, and creating a more opulent and handmade card. This book shows you forty examples of making cards that really show you care.One look at the Joanna Sheen website will show where you can buy most of the items shown in here, and many more. But with this type of book it is the ideas that matter most, showing how you can achieve a layered look by not only using paper tole techniques, but also by rubber stamping, peeloffs, pressed flowers and other embellishments to create a collage appearance. The raised look is accomplished by use of those foam squares or tape, making a "squidgy" card that is surprisingly robust and can be mailed. Diverse subjects include Christmas, Egyptian scenes, Victoriana, floral studies, fairies, silhouettes, oriental and old photographs. This is a lovely book that can be mined for arrangements and ideas or used to recreate the cards, however you wish. Papercraft Inspirations: We all love to take a peek inside the craft rooms of card making celebrities, and they don't come more fascinating than TV's Joanna Sheen. In Layered Cards Joanna let us in on her 'craft arsenal' (her cardstock stash) then talks you through 20 ways to give your cards a magical boost through simple matting and layering techniques. Lovers of Victoriana, Oriental and Floral card designs will especially love these ideas, and each card comes with step-by-step instructions and a shopping list so you can recreate Joanna's classic card designs in no time!
Joanna Sheen's passion for crafts has been a life-long affair. She started Joanna Sheen Ltd in 1979 and has been immersed in various crafts ever since. Joanna's first passion was for flowers, she trained with the world renowned Constance Spry Flower School in London. Having successfully run an international pressed flower business for 20 years, Joanna turned her focus to card making and has gradually progressed into her very popular vintage feel designs and products. Today Joanna appears regularly on TV on both Ideal World and the Create and Craft channels. She has a very enthusiastic following who all share her love of timeless design and traditional skills.