If you are like myself and tried to Google types of cards the search is not as specific as I would of liked it to be. Trying different combination of key words and still the results was not answering my question. So I went on a quest to find the information for myself. So I wanted to share with you my results. I will discussing the type of cards, plus structuring card. Tutorials will be linked as we build them with supplies and measurements and many details that will help you make your own. Our ultimate goal is to bring some insight to the question “types of Cards”. My search brought me a generous amount of information on techniques and embellishments that will be including in our tutorials. But, not our main focus. Many techniques might not be featured in our tutorials , so feel free to explore, create and grow with you craft of making cards.
This will be a structured outline to bring things into perspective to how the cards have evolved into what we see today.
Now, first a little knowledge on the greeting card. This art has been around for a very long time. The History behind these extraordinary craft started as far back to the Chinese exchanging message for a New Year Celebrating to writing on scrolls from the Egyptians and of course a handmade Valentine that is found in a museum. The most popular adapted all around the world is Christmas cards that are dated back to the 1800’s. Now we are not here for a history lesson. But, I do want to bring value to the world of card-making and the modern day extraordinary people that have evolved the card making designs that we will show is our outline and illustrations.
This could be a little lengthy to some and informative to others which in either case. So we separated each type of card and talk about each sub category to shorten the topic. I hope you can get some valuable information to start crafting many types of cards for yourself. Best of all create your own.
By following the illustrations and Index you will be able to see the Many types and techniques of cards.
This First Article we are going to go through all the sketches on A-Frame Cards. All the Photo’s can be enlarged by opening them in a new tab window for a larger view. Click the icon and open the tab in a new window or double click on each photo and in the tool bar you can click the arrow to go back to the home page to view other sketches. Have fun learning about the simple A-Frame cards and use them in your card designing in future projects, You will find the First Image will include the definition of the type of card we will be discussing, and the Index of the type of cards you will be looking at in the article.
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Over the Edge Cards
Quarter Fold Cards
Tent and Place Cards
This completes the Index on A- Frame Cards
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