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Card Making Techniques Diploma Course

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Card Making Techniques Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn

From a beginner to an advanced card crafter, this course will introduce you to the card crafting world. You will learn about everything from the basic tool requirements to completed cards, covering a multitude of both traditional and modern techniques.

Starting with the card crafting essentials, you’ll learn about paper and card – the different sizes and weights, envelope types and sizes, and the tools that should be in your craft kit. We’ll look at different card styles, shapes and folds, along with how to make inserts and create backgrounds.

The course covers a wide range of techniques, including basic and advanced rubber stamping, parchment craft and teabag folding. You’ll become familiar with the different types of ribbon, the easy yet versatile needle pricking technique, die-cutting, embellishments and shrink plastic.

We’ll look at the various types of punches used in punch art, iris folding, lacé and kirigami folding and cutting, encaustic art and quilling. Finally, we’ll explore types and applications of decoupage and cards that have movement included within them, such as shaker and pop-up cards.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn about various types of paper, card, and envelopes
  • Discover the tools of the trade and how to use them
  • Receive guidance on numerous card making techniques
  • Take on projects to practice what you have learned
Hands making a handmade card with a fabric and button flower on it

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Types of Card
  • Part 2: Envelopes and Paper
  • Part 3: Tools of the Trade
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Folded Cards
  • Part 2: Inserts
  • Part 3: Card Layering
  • Part 4: Other Background Ideas
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Rubber Stamps
  • Part 2: Ink Pads
  • Part 3: Rubber Stamping I
  • Part 4: Rubber Stamping II
  • Part 5: Rubber Stamping III
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: The History of Parchment
  • Part 2: Tracing, Embossing, and Stippling
  • Part 3: Perforating, Cutting, and Colouring
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: History of Teabag Folding
  • Part 2: Teabag Folding Basics
  • Part 3: Folding Construction – Rosettes
  • Part 4: Folding Construction – Squares
  • Part 5: Folding Construction – Trees and Other Shapes
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Needle Pricking
  • Part 2: Types of Ribbons
  • Part 3: Using Ribbons on Cards
  • Part 4: Ribbon Christmas Tree
  • Part 5: Ribbon Rosette
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Die-Cutting
  • Part 2: Embossing Tools
  • Part 3: Dry Embossing
  • Part 4: Embellishments
  • Part 5: Shrink Plastic
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Punch Art?
  • Part 2: Using Punches
  • Part 3: Card Designs with Punches
  • Part 4: Simple Punch Art Projects
  • Part 5: A Larger Project
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Iris Folding?
  • Part 2: Lacé Cutting Technique
  • Part 3: Kirigami
  • Part 4: Cutting Shapes
  • Part 5: Encaustic Art
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Quilling?
  • Part 2: Quilling Tools
  • Part 3: Basic Quilling
  • Part 4: Using the Corrugating Tool and 3d Moulding
  • Part 5: Using the Husking Board
  • Part 6: Using a Quilling Comb
  • Part 7: Quilling Border Buddies
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Decoupage?
  • Part 2: A Decoupage Project
  • Part 3: Shaker Cards
  • Part 4: Action Cards
  • Part 5: Making a Pop-Up Card
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 11 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Suitable for complete beginners, this course will introduce you to a wide variety of card making materials and techniques, providing you with the confidence to use them individually and also combine them for a unique look.

Upon completion of the course, you may even feel ready to start a business selling your cards!

Pair of hands crafting a handmade card, surrounded by crafting materials and tools
Accreditations

The Card Making Techniques Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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