Here are some examples of what I've done over the last year or so..
I like the idea of using the vacated image from using a die, here I've used a branch die & then mirrored it from piece I'd already cut out.
Box cards are all the rage right now... I really enjoy making them too.
This one, I made for my daughter, who turned 12 recently, to help highlight the many delightful sides of her personality.
Want to make one? There are a TON of tutorials out there, here's the one I used: pop up box tutorial
Another fun card that seems to be circulating is the pull pop up card. Here's the tutorial I used from Splitcoast stampers: Surprise Pop Up Card/
This is a card I made for my nephew. It kind of has a Dr. Seuss feel on this stamp. I colored it with pencils then highlighted the white with a gel glitter pen.
|Here, I've opened it just a bit...|
For the top panel with the cake, I used a spellbinders die to give it a neat outline. Being careful to only glue the center of the top panel so as not to glue it shut.
The butterflies are stamped & cut using a retired SU! set, Flight of the Butterfly. I've actually borrowed this one from a friend.
I even decorated the inside of this one (not something I do often) I just love this set!
Another dimensional card.... a Pyramid card
Stamping Year Round.
The Happy Birthday is perched on some acetate I attached on the inside.
On the panel that is not secured, I used a fancy brad (apple since that was the academic side) to hold the card open / standing up. The sentiment is hand written inside.
This is for my father, who often wears Hawaiian shirts. Its a criss-cross card with a couple of twists....
1) Rather than trimming off the top corner of both sides coming in, I scored them & folded them back - making the lapels.
2) Instead of securing both sides, I added a piece of velcro closure to the bottom front point so it could be opened & closed.
I used cloud white ink to stamp the image, then embossed with white powder.. The handwritten sentiment is with a gel pen.
Then, I used my watercolor pencils (really like those things) to color in the large parts, leaves, flowers, butterfly....
I took my aqua blender and just lightly touched each area to blend the colors for a soft, painted look.
To back this, I used a lattice embossing folder on some shimmery cardstock. It didn't have enough shimmer though, so I added some versamark and some clear powder to give it just a smidge more sheen. That was backed by a light green cs and finally mounted on the card base.
I did use dimensional pads to lift the main panel off the card.
Hope I've inspired you to take on a new technique or two... Thanks for taking a look.