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Making Mechanical Cards

Making Mechanical Cards
  • Publishing: Spring 09
  • Pub month: May
  • ISBN-13: 9781861086358
  • Author: Sheila Sturrock
  • Price: £14.99
  • Binding: PB
  • No. of pages: 160
  • Photos: Includes 250 photographs
  • Dimensions: 276 x 210 mm
  • Colour : Full colour throughout

Making Mechanical Cards

The tradition of sending loved ones greeting cards goes back about 200 years and is more popular today than ever before. With a greeting card being the gift of choice for so many occasions, people are for ever on the look out for one that the recipient won't have seen before. Because this is no easy task, the creatively minded amongst us are choosing to make their own cards. There are many books demonstrating how to make basic cards, but this book goes a considerable step further in showing how to make cards with mechanisms.

The mechanisms are based on Victorian and Edwardian designs, and vary from the verysimple to the really intricate. But the step-by-step instructions and diagrams provided make even the most complicated form of mechanism achievable. In addition, the materials and equipment needed to make these impressive cards are not extensive or specialist - the main requirements are card, glue and scissors, with wire or thread for the more complex designs.

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