Monday, January 25, 2016

Book Review: The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking

The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking is the ultimate resource on card making. All paper-crafting techniques that can be employed for card making are thoroughly explained, including a comprehensive description of paper types available, folding options and techniques, coloring and image transfer methods, and adding embellishments. Inside, you'll also find methods for using a computer to design and print cards. Enjoy a gallery that gives you lots of ideas and inspiration to create cards of your own, using the techniques you've learned.

Book Title: The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking
Author: Judi Watanabe
ISBN: 978-1-58923-882-4

Expert paper crafter Judi Watanabe provides you with a one-stop reference for making cards for any occasion. This book includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques, as well as projects to accompany each area of card making. Full of gorgeous cards, The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter. So, when the mood strikes, you can use the artistry you've learned to create personalized greetings for everyone you know!

My Thoughts: I'm a big-time scrapbooker and paper crafter and I'm always looking for new and fresh ideas. This book is specifically made for those who are into cardmaking but the techniques and designs you learn from it...can be used in other paper crafting mediums too!

Within the pages of this book you'll find more than 800 full color photos and step-by-step instructions on how to make each card that is featured. There are variations included with most of the designs too. I love that the author gives you a supplies list with each project so that you'll know what supplies you'll need ahead of time. All of the supplies are readily available too!

There are projects for beginners, intermediate and expert cardmakers, definitely something for every skill level and design-taste. The author covers all different kinds of handcrafted greeting cards, from window cards, folded cards to money/gift cards and everything in-between. It's quite extensive and I love that she didn't forget about anything!

I'm super happy to have this book in my library collection. I'll be learning some new design skills and will be applying them to my cardmaking and scrapbooking projects. It my opinion, it's a definite must-have book if you're into cardmaking and/or scrapbooking.

Disclaimer: Shelly was provided with a complimentary copy of this book to review on her craft blog. No monetary compensation was received. Regardless, Shelly's thoughts, opinions and words are 100% her own. Your opinion may differ.

1 comment:

jopb said...

This looks like a great book to learn how to make all types of cards.

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