Thursday, November 17, 2011

Three Dimension


I have a Tips and Tricks post up over at the Skipping Stones Design blog and they were so nce to let me share it here with you all too!

Diving into the realm of three dimension is super simple and so easy! What a way to bring life to your static card or project! Skipping Stones Design offers many stamps transform into 3D so well, especially the small butterfly from Healing Wings.

It's such an easy trick, with few steps involved. Let me show (or remind!) you how...

Start by stamping the image twice onto your patterned paper and fussy cut around the images. (You'll want to use heavy weight card stock or high quality patterned paper so you don't end up with a floppy image.) I lightly shaded one with markers as well-just for some added depth. This will be the back wing.



Then, adhere one image completely to another piece of paper. Fold a portion of the top image over slightly.


Next, glue the folded portion to your other image in relatively the same spot. You can shift the front image slightly for a more natural look. You'll end up with a lovely three dimensional butterfly by using only one stamp.



Complete your card with a few finishing touches. The sentiments from Healing Wings are perfect for a loss or traumatic life event. The butterfly is also so symbolic during these times, and the three dimensional trick brings a feeling of life, love and comfort.


It's my first time playing over at The Ribbon Carousel and I am looking forward to participating again! I used some May Arts Ruffled Trim and Natural Burlap String to compliment the beautiful butterfly. This time it was a sketch, Laura always comes up with amazing sketches.

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max

Patterned Paper: (Stella and Rose Mabel Collection) My Mind's Eye
Stamps: (Healing Wings) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine
Fibers: (Ruffled Trim, Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Marker: (Copic), (Sharpie)

42 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, love that butterfly!

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  2. I love this very different angle of the butterfly Karen and making it 3D is just wondeful :)
    Thanks for the tip about folding part of the top image :)
    Jenny x

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  3. Omg so pretty love how you did the butterfly!!!!!

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  4. great butterfly. Thanks for the tip on the 3D.

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  5. Great tutorial Karen!!! I know your feeling rough!! I appreciate your commitment!! Have a good weekend!

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  6. Gorgeous! LOVE the dimension and love the colors!

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  7. Karen, the background is so beautiful and wow! Your butterfly looks amazing! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  8. stunning, love that you've stamped the butterfly onto patterned paper.

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  9. love the gorgeous background and beautiful 3D butterfly.

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  10. Gorgeous! I love the colors and dimension.

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  11. This is just freakin awesome Karen!!! Great tutorial and such a beautiful card.

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  12. Really gorgeous card Karen and the tutorial was fantastic :)

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  13. Awesome card my friend! I love the colors and that butterfly is the perfect touch!

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  14. Lovely card Karen and your tutorial is superb. Would def. try it.

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  15. Beautiful, you are so talented my friend!
    Laura

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  16. Oh GORGEOUS!!!! love love love.. brilliant idea :)

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  17. This is so gorgeous and stylish Karen!
    Love it!!

    TFS~

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  18. Wow! This is soooo elegant! Love what you did with the butterfly! :)

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  19. Beyond gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial too...I'm going to have to try this!

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  20. Just gorgeous. I love the dimension

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  21. love what you did with the butterfly...awesome colors too!

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  22. Gorgeous 3 dimensional butterfly!

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  23. Karen I LOVE this card. What an awesome technique. I will have to try that sometime. :-)

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  24. Fabulous card Karen! Love your colors and that butterfly is gorgeous!

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  25. Such a wonderful unique idea:-) I love this 3D butterfly, will definitely have to try this sometime, such a cool card!

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  26. Your card is breathtakingly beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial on the butterfly!
    Els

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  27. That butterfly looks REAL!! It's gonna fly away! so gorgeous

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  28. Have I told you lately how much you inspire me? That butterfly is spectacular. Thanks for the how-to!

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  29. Have I told you lately how much you inspire me? That butterfly is spectacular. Thanks for the how-to!

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  30. wow this is really cute...awesome butterfly..

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  31. Gorgeous... and truly elegant ...hugs..xoxo

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  32. This is gorgeous Karen, I love the vibrant colors! Great technique!

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  33. I'm now officially annoyed that I didn't order this set from SSD. This is so gorgeous!

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  34. Karen, this is a stunning card! I love it! Thanks for playing along at the Ribbon Carousel!

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  35. this is amazing- and that sentiment is wonderful & touching!

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