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Cardmaking & Papercraft

March 2020

With Cardmaking & Papercraft, you’ll never be short of Cardmaking ideas. Each issue is packed with the very best techniques, detailed step by step guides, essential advice and know how from top experts

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
meet the team!

Robert Senior Art Editor “The kids are going to have a go at these fun flowerpot cards for Mother’s Day – they’re a great way to use up scrap papers!” Katriel Sub Editor “I loved Martina Murray’s fun ideas with fringing – they’ve inspired me to add more texture to my cards in the future.” Thomas Senior Production Editor “I’m always looking for ways to get more organised, so this handy card sorter is just what I need. I’ll never miss a birthday again!” Leela Deputy Art Editor “My best friend’s birthday is coming up soon and she is a keen seamstress, so these cards are just perfect for me.” For free downloads, tips and many more cardmaking ideas, visit www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com www.facebook.com/ cardmakingmag @cardmaking_mag @cardmakingmag www.pinterest.com/ cmpcmag www.youtube.com/ cardmakingmag…

1 min.
welcome to the march issue

Spring is finally here, and with it comes a flurry of new creative ideas to reflect the changing season, such as our stunning watercolour wading birds on p10 and fun tricorn-fold cards on p58. It’s also the perfect time of year for refreshing your craft stash, which is where your fabulous Gemini shaker card set from Crafter’s Companion will really come in handy. This clever balloon die and stamp set is so easy to use and is sure to become a firm favourite for all your spring birthdays! Turn to p6 and p77 now for some inspiring ways to use your set. For those of you looking to try something different, we have a beautiful set of March hares on p31, made using a unique new stamp set from Hobby Art,…

4 min.
birthday wishes

Wish your loved ones the happiest of birthdays with a stunning shaker card crafted with your Gemini Hip Hip Hooray stamp and die set from Crafter’s Companion. The set comes with balloon frames, bow and ribbon dies, plus a variety of themed sentiments. Choose bright patterned papers and sequins for joyful makes! Wishing you the best 1 Die cut the balloon into a 100x145mm piece of card. Stamp a sentiment above the balloon. Add acetate to the reverse of the aperture. 2 Add a rectangle of foam tape to the reverse of the balloon aperture, leaving no gaps. 3 Pour sequins onto the acetate. Cover the panel with a 100x145mm piece of heart-patterned paper. 4 Attach the shaker to a 110x145mm piece of purple card then onto a 115x145mm piece of pink card. 5 Cover the…

6 min.
on the water’s edge

Dip your toes into a sea of inspiration with these waterside cards, which are perfect for the birdwatcher or wildlife enthusiast in your life. Clare has used the Shore Scenes and Water’s Edge stamp sets from Hobby Art for these makes, fussy cutting the wading birds to create a sense of perspective. She’s used watercolour paints to colour the stamped designs, which reflect the natural textures and landscapes of the coast and riverbanks. When using watercolour paints, you should consider the size of your paintbrush – choose a flatter, wider brush to apply broad swathes of colour to create skies and backgrounds, and a fine-pointed brush to add details or smaller areas of colour. Start with the lightest shade first, then build up the colour using darker tones to create dimension. Here,…

1 min.
first past the post

Right on time! I had great fun crafting with the Alice in Wonderland papers and the Masterclass feature from issue 205. I even decorated the envelope. The pull-out sections have a picture of a dodo and a cupcake, which add to the general quirkiness of the card! Lizzie Lynch, via email Hayley says: We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed the Alice in Wonderland gift, Lizzie. Using glitter on the hearts and decorating the envelope adds a really special touch. We hope you have fun with this issue’s shaker card set. Be the first to send us a photo of a card you’ve made using this month’s gift and you could win a mystery craft prize!…

4 min.
dear hayley

“I love hearing your crafting stories and seeing your wonderful cards, so please write in and share them with me!” Poise and reflect I love creating textured backgrounds using inks, sprays, and stencils. To create the background for the card, I used Distress Inks, blending the inks together with circular strokes. I then splattered watered-down Gesso over the background to create stars. The image is from Stamps By Me, which I coloured with alcohol markers. I find crafting so therapeutic and it helps me wind down after a stressful day. Sharon Hudson, Bromsgrove Hayley says: Wow, Sharon, what a stunning background! It’s clear you have taken your time over it, as the blend of colour is subtle but effective. Your technique does sound very relaxing – thanks for sharing it with us! Woof, woof! I saw…