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Filled with ideas for cardmakers of all levels and especially useful when you just don't know where to start, this fabulous collection of templates will simplify the process of creating beautiful cards. Basic information on colour, composition and balance is practically applied in easy-to-use templates that will help the reader save time and provide them with a basic design, so they can focus their creativity on selecting and combining the different elements.
Each template comes with information on the proportions, placement and sizes of the different elements, so the reader can use their existing stock of paper and embellishments to create cards that they know will be well balanced and visually pleasing. All of the templates can be flipped, inverted and rotated, and the designs include standard, square, oblong and large cards in both vertical and horizontal orientation. For each template there are several examples of cards made by different cardmakers, providing the reader with numerous ideas for their own card designs.
This book encourages the reader to think out of the box and use embellishments and paper combinations in ways that they have never thought of before.
Multi-crafter Fransie Snyman is a science teacher who escapes to her crafts whenever her busy schedule allows. Although jewelry-making is her first love, she loves paper and has always made her own greeting cards. Dabbling in many other crafts, including pewter, scrapbooking, glass painting, encaustic art and, most recently, stained glass, she belongs to several craft groups and is a popular teacher and demonstrator at expos and other events. She has written many books on various crafts, several of which have appeared in international editions. This is her second book on card making. Fransie lives in Cape Town, South Africa.