Cardmaking & Papercraft

Cardmaking & Papercraft

May 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

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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in this issue

1 min.
welcome to the may issue

This issue we have some fab projects to keep you busy, including six bright and cheery designs made using your Sending Sunshine shadowbox card kit – now with a handy step-by-step guide! Turn to page 6 for inspiration. If you’re looking to try something new, we have beautiful collage-effect cards on page 56, plus stylish arrow fold cards on page 22. We also have adorable teddy bear cards on page 10 for all the men in your life, 16 quick and easy card ideas on page 31 and chic Moroccan tile-effect designs on page 20. Plus, because we want to make it as easy as possible for our readers to get their copy of Cardmaking & Papercraft at this difficult time, we have a unique offer for you (on page 30). For the…

1 min.
meet the team!

Robert Senior Art Editor “These teapot cards are easy to make with just a few stash basics – ideal for keeping the kids busy over the next few weeks.” Katriel Sub Editor “I’m a big fan of anything with a rainbow design, so I’m planning to have a go at these bright and cheery designs this month.” Thomas Senior Production Editor “Paper flowers are the perfect solution if you can’t get to the shops to buy the fresh variety. And they’ll never need watering!” Leela Deputy Art Editor “I’m always stuck for ideas for men, so these cute teddy bear cards will really come in handy – especially for Father’s Day.” For free downloads, tips and many more cardmaking ideas, visit www.gathered.how/cmpc Like www.facebook.com/ cardmakingmag Tweet @cardmaking_mag Follow @cardmakingmag Pin www.pinterest.com/ cmpcmag Watch www.youtube.com/ cardmakingmag…

4 min.
sunny wishes

Craft charming cards your loved ones can almost spring into with the Sending Sunshine shadowbox cardmaking kit. You'll have so much fun crafting with the stamps and toppers in your set! Birthday wishes 1 Remove a hill-patterned panel from the sheet. Valley and mountain fold the scored lines on either side of the panel to create a concertina on both sides. Use a bone folder or metal ruler to thoroughly burnish the folds. 2 Remove the middle from a shadowbox front panel. Fold the scored lines and burnish well. Position the ‘Glue these tabs together’ panels and glue the tab on the front panel behind the tab on the back, as shown. 3 Cut a strip of blue card to cover the wording inside the shadow box. Attach a hill strip inside the shadowbox…

6 min.
for a true champion

Score a crafting win with these adorable stamped cards, which are ideal for birthdays, Father’s Day, a celebratory make or well wishes on a retirement. Lisa has used stamp sets from Hunkydory’s wonderful Teddy Loves... collection for these makes, using a mix of stamping techniques for different finishes. For the footballer card she has used the no-line stamping technique, stamping the image outline with pale grey ink to create a softer effect. Lisa has used TriBlend markers to colour the images, which are perfect for adding lots of texture to the bears’ fur and shading to ground the scene. When using these markers, start with your lightest shades first, then build layers of colour with the darker shades to create dimension. If you’re new to colouring, practise shading or different pen strokes…

1 min.
a day at the beach

Today I received issue 207 and I found the stamp set gift, Day at the Seaside, so uplifting. I am very new to papercraft; I took it up to escape my day job – I work in the domestic abuse sector – and to cope with grief. It has been a lifesaver. Anyway, I am currently self-isolating and was pleased when the magazine arrived. I had an evening of real escapism as I imagined myself in the beach scene – in a place where everyone is healthy and enjoying the summer. We can only look forward to that time! I got to experiment with some ink blending and alcohol marker colouring, too and I thought I’d share my card with you. Tania Woodgate, Essex Hayley says: We’re happy to be giving our…

4 min.
dear hayley

“I love hearing your crafting stories and seeing your wonderful cards, so please write in and share them with me!” Editor Shape up I received issue 206 of Cardmaking & Papercraft yesterday and was so excited to get it. I loved the pretty flowerpot cards that Dorothy Wood made for the Shape Up feature. I was inspired to make my friend a card, and I put an Easter twist on it by adding a bunny peeping out of the top of the flowers. I was so happy with how it turned out and I’m excited to make more shaped cards for different occasions – perhaps a poinsettia card for Christmas with a Santa peeking out! Thanks so much for a wonderful magazine – I look forward to getting my subscription every month. Lindsey Cowan,…