This week's book is a throwback to my days as a cardmaker which was where I started in the paper arts. Today's book is World of Cards by Joanna Sheen. Granted, this book is somewhat dated and hails all the way back to 2009 but it also represents the biggest problem that I have with books regarding making cards--it is almost impossible to replicate the cards unless you have the exact materials that the author is using. Instead, the author should simply provide a book of techniques with explanations of the techniques rather than step-by-step instructions on making a particular card.
For example, simply show to to do embossing rather than show the step-by-step project on how to assemble a particular card with its particular stencils, embossing tools, embossing powders, etc. What makes it especially difficult is that the author of this book is from England and uses primarily supplies found in England which are almost always unavailable here in the United States.
While the techniques are universal, there isn't much to recommend here. Many of the styles of cards here are repetitive among the several occasion specific examples she provides, e.g., Christmas, Valentines, Sympathy, etc.
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Full Disclosure: Neither Amazon., the authors, nor artists have provided any compensation for this review. This book was purchased online without a personal perusal before purchase.