A Review of Borders and Decorations by Martha Ospina

A really useful book if you are just starting to design your own cards and like me you don't really know where to start. This is a half way stage between using other designers patterns and designing your own from scratch.

A range of perforated, embossed and coloured borders are provided to be used with various pictures but you could just as well use your own pictures within these borders. The pictures included are not only flowers, but a dragon, dolphins, an owl, teddy bear. I particularly like the delft blue card inspired by the china. Advice is given on composition and very detailed instructions.

But if you don't want to mix and match there are eleven complete patterns as well.