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Make your own Vintage Greeting Cards
Let MaryJo McGraw, renowned rubber stamp artist and card maker, show you how to create handmade cards that capture the look and feel of antiques and heirlooms - cards overflowing with history, character and love.
You'll create 23 gorgeous cards using 14 fabulous techniques and complete step-by-step instructions. Each project is made with easy-to-find vintage papers, old family photos and ephemera, including foil, ribbons, buttons, rickrack, watch faces and more.
Learn how to: Apply antiquing agents like walnut ink and beeswax to age your cards and photosUse antique labels, old movie stubs and pages from old books to create unique photo collage cardsTransfer color copier images to cardstock, metal and polymer clayEmbellish cards with vintage buttons, ribbons and other dimensional trinketsUse photos of loved ones to create keepsake cardsAnd don't worry about losing your valuable family photos MaryJo shows you how to use a color copier or scanner to create realistic replicas, meaning you never have to worry about destroying those precious originals. You will also find project variations and an inspirational gallery, ensuring that you never run out of ideas.
Perfect for the beginning card crafter or advanced card crafter looking for new ideas, Vintage Greeting Cards with MaryJo McGraw will show them how to:
- Use photos of loved ones to create keepsake cards
- Age any paper surface through spritzing, speckling and dipping
- Use antique labels, old movie stubs and newspapers to create unique photo collage cards
- Transfer color copier images to cardstock, and photos to polymer clay
- Embellish cards with old buttons, ribbons and other dimensional trinkets
This volume shows both beginners or advanced card crafter how to: use photographs of loved ones to create keepsake cards; age any paper surface through spritzing, speckling and dipping; transfer colour copies images to cardstock amd photographs to polymer clay; use embellishments; and more.