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Publisher: Forte Publishers (Distributed in English Version by Search Press)
Release Date: January 2004
ISBN: 9058773647
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: How-To Books/Making Greetings Cards
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Rachel A Hyde
Reviewer Notes:

Embossing Greeting Cards
By Anja van Laar

      If you enjoy using the large range of cutting papers featuring small images of flowers or animals, then here is a new way of using them. Combine this with the added pleasure of embossing and you have a very attractive range of cards that are easy to make with a simple, uncluttered appearance. The most expensive item you will need is a light box and a couple of the new background stencils from the line embossing range.

      This is a cheaper and more versatile way of adding interest to a background without resorting the more costly printed papers. It is more effective too, as it eliminates the need to match the colors in any papers to the cutting sheet images. There isn't much need for many instructions, but a few diagrams show how to do the embossing for beginners, and there are several handy cutting ideas for those wanting to layer their images with foam squares. Useful too are the diagrams for envelopes and various novelty cards, making this another practical and user-friendly little primer.

      If you cannot find the stencils and cutting sheets locally try for a list of suppliers or opt for my suggestions:

In the UK Cardcraft Plus, Unit 1, Oxheys Industrial Estate, Greenbank Street, Preston, Lancashire PR1 7PH Tel: (01772) 466157 Email:
This company ships WORLDWIDE!

In the UK

In the Netherlands the Jacobi-Dracten website has lots of cutting sheets at This company accepts PAYPAL and ships internationally

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