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Gorgeous Greeting Cards: Stamping & Beyond

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Make the perfect greeting card for every occasion with versatile stamping techniques, embossed texture and more!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Nichol Magouirk
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Learn how to incorporate memorable greetings into your cards using repeated background sentiments, floating greetings, embossed resist techniques and more —all with tips and techniques from professional cardmaker and instructor Nichol Magouirk. Discover the secrets to achieving embossed texture without any actual embossing, and find out how to use masking to create a slick new set of stamps without spending a dime. Make elegant landscape scenes, and stamp on vellum for a background with a soft effect. Hand-color stamped and die-cut embellishments, and embrace the latest in paper craft trends with embossed ombré greetings. You'’ll even experiment with stunning watercolor and painterly effects for cards that are memorable masterpieces. Need to freshen your stamp supply? Head over to the Craftsy supplies page for an inspiring selection of stamps, paper, tools and more!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Stamped Greetings
Meet your instructor, cardmaker and blogger Nichol Magouirk, as she previews many of the amazing stamping techniques you'll learn how to use on all of your greeting cards. Discover what type of ink works best on a dark background and pick up tips for cleaning stamps as you change from one color ink to another to create vibrant statements. Learn how to add dimension using die cuts you make yourself and see Nichol's nifty trick for applying tiny glue dots to the back of small embellishments.
2. Die-Cut Greeting Background
3. Altering Greetings
4. Floating Greetings
5. Vellum Background
6. Ombré Embossed Greeting
7. Embossed Resist Background

Taught by

Nichol Magouirk
Nichol Magouirk
Nichol Magouirk has been paper crafting for more than 17 years. She is a “Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame” winner and currently designs for Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp, to name a few. She also loves sharing new projects on her blog, Blogged By Nichol Magouirk. Nichol is passionate about stamping, die cutting and getting the most out of her supplies — an enthusiasm that’s always present in her teaching.

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