Tips and Techniques


Saturday, 15 January 2011

Making Cards magazine, February issue now on sale

This month brings an abundance of themes and techniques for you to try your hand at. Themes include flowers, birds and cupcakes using techniques such as stamping, embossing and inking.

Take a look at Dee Paramour’s fabulous flowers, where she has incorporated several different styles of flowers to form bright and bold focal points. They will brighten anyone’s day if it’s a little gloomy outside!

The month of February brings Valentine’s Day; however card designs for this occasion can also be used for romantic events like anniversaries and weddings. It’s all about how you adapt them to suit your recipient!

Take a look at Stephanie’s Clever Cards in the February issue. Her 3-dimensional designs are catered for Valentines but as they use pretty colours and papers you could adapt them for birthdays too.

And make sure you check out Nancy’s free gifts this month, and have a go at making some beautiful paper roses. Nancy is always ready to answer your crafting queries on her Nancy’s Know How page so make sure you write or email us.

Check out our other regular features for all the latest from the world of cardmaking in New to You and Bits and Buy.

All this and 16 free pages of card making papers!

Craft Stamper February Issue is now on sale

 The February issue of Craft Stamper is on sale now, full of intersting articles and hints and tips.  It has features on:

Free Stamp Makes
This month’s free cover mount stamp is a fabulously grungy pocket watch design, created especially by Stampattack.

Stamping Contrasts
Four designers are challenged to work their magic on charming springtime stamps.

Stamping for Scrapbookers, by Isabelle Norris
In this regular feature, Isabelle shows you how to create stunning polymer clay embellishments.

Idea Gallery: Romance
This regular feature is packed with love-themed ATCs this month.

Designer’s Palette, by Rachel Jackson
This regular feature looks at combining colours effectively in your stamped projects.

Masterclass: Pearl Powders, by Kate Bentley
Dig out your pearl pigments and try Kate’s four fabulous ideas.

Stamping with…Trees, by Anneliese Bates
Our regular feature looks at using common stamp types creatively – this month, Anneliese creates seasonal cards with tree stamps.

There's all this and much more.  Grab your copy today!