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In & Out of Studio 3D
Saturday, 24 May 2008
O is for Opal
Topic: A to Z round 6

My first play with translucent polymer clay. Slightly tinted with 4 other colors in marbled effect and included with irridescent plastic chips and micro glitter. When baked it was sanded and then I used Future Floor Wax for shine. They have metal tape bezels.

These are shown about 1 1/2 times actual size. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 23 May 2008
N is for Notions
Topic: A to Z round 6

I made this kit for sewing notions from a pattern on Carol Duvall Episode CDS-1307. She calls it the Falling Down Sewing Kit because, when the lid is removed, the sides all fall down flat providing access to all the supplies.

I stocked mine with small scissors, three tones of thread, a white fabric pencil, straight pins, needles, white buttons, safety pins, a seam ripper, and a thimble.

I used two fabrics patterns, two ribbon patterns, posterboard, and tacky-glue.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 22 May 2008
M is for Mesh
Topic: A to Z round 6

I cut the dragonflies into their stencil shapes and backed just the wings with burgundy mesh. Behind all of them I placed a glittery silver mylar. The wings are outlined with gold leafing pen, the bodies with copper leafing pen and the flight paths and text drawn in with silver leafing pen.

I added a few silver peel-off flowers and mounted on a purple card.

Here is a closeup of one of the dragonflies.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
L is for Luscious
Topic: A to Z round 6

This reproduction fruit crate label was printed out four times and cut into a 3D illustration. I set it off on a woodgrain paper over blue cardstock and added three text stickers. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
K is for Kismet
Topic: A to Z round 6

OK, I hate this card! But them, I hated the theme I was supposed to use, too.

I started doodling on the computer and made mirrored and rotated duplicates to form a tile pattern. The red lines are shadowed by thinner orange lines and set on a yellow background. I ended up with a Indian feel to the image. To this I added butterfly stickers in coordinating colors and a slear text sticker. 

So there! I did it - and I never have to do it again!

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 19 May 2008
J is for Joy
Topic: A to Z round 6

When I pulled together these definitions (printed scrapbook paper), a premade pocket, a tag, and a text sticker for the tag, I was delighted to discover they all coordinated so well. I pulled some scrapbook paper in the same color family for the background and found I had these drafonfly stickers that matched as well. Excellent!

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 18 May 2008
I is for Illness
Topic: A to Z round 6

Most any card can be turned into a get well card with the addition of a peel-off greeting. I've added a 'thinking of you' dot as well to this collage of oriental elements. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Saturday, 17 May 2008
H is for Holy
Topic: A to Z round 6

I got this 3D picture from an online group friend and knew it was just for this theme. When I had finished putting it together I laid it down and it happened to land on something with this shape and color. WOW! I went right to the studio and cut the background shape and put this card together. The text is a clear sticker. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Friday, 16 May 2008
G is for Grunge
Topic: A to Z round 6

This was a tough one for me because I don't lean toward grunge, worn, rough-looking art. I did have these rusty metal garden pieces given to me some years ago. This was the perfect opportunity to use them and I elected to do a distress background on a collection of tags to showcase them. A crackle-paint printed scrapbook paper serves as the background. 

Of course, I had to try to pretty it up somehow so I used metal flower brads in each of the tags' holes and added a clear rhinestone to each of them. The text is a vellum sticker. I used a moss green Sharpie marker to outline each of the tags and the text.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


 


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Thursday, 15 May 2008
F is for Fabric
Topic: A to Z round 6

I have made octogon boxes for several years. I decided to make one for the 'Fabric' theme and show the process as well.

I began by creating a pattern on the computer. The key to this is that the side pieces must all be the same height and the width must match the corresponding side. Then you note on each block how many must be cut. You will cut twice as many as shown on your layout PLUS another double set of the center piece for your lid.

Other needs are thread, needle (curved would be great), and masking tape.

Choose your fabric (mine is a mock leather), very thin batting, and chipboard. The chipboard must be stiff enough to not bend easily but not too thick as it will make final construction difficult.

After cutting out all the pattern pieces of chipboard and batting you cut them of the fabric leaving a half inch of margin all around. You make a stack of 1) fabric face down 2) batting centered on fabric 3) chipboard on batting. Then you turn in first the corners then each side while holding down each turn with masking tape as you go. Do not pull fabric very tight as you will need it to have a bit of give for the stitching.


Lay a set of matching pieces with wrong sides together and blind-stitch all edges together.

The side pieces are stitched one by one around the perimeter using the blind stitch. Then they are folded up and the side seams are also stitched with blind-stitch.

Finally, blind-stitch one long side of the lid onto the box. Attach a bead, button or other desired fob on the front edge of the lid to allow you to open the box but not allow the lid to drop down into the box.

I have sometimes added buttons as feet on these boxes, but with the distressed leather look of this one decided to skip them this time.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
E is for Ephemera
Topic: A to Z round 6

Lots of reproduction antique text stained with Tea Dye distressing ink to unify it... torn and layered... text stickers... swirly scrapbook paper... 

...that's how to make a Father's Day card.

 Inside, another piece of antiqued paper with a 'definition' block about fathers.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
D is for Die Cuts
Topic: A to Z round 6

5 die cuts, actually (cardstock, background paper, scallop, purple circle, and purple square). Add in a paper doily, ribbon, a rub-on greeting and a flower brad.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 12 May 2008
C is for Cornucopia
Topic: A to Z round 6

I made a miniature print (7 of them actually) of a coloring page and colored each with watercolor markers. A little more was cut out of the background of successive prints. These were curled at the edges and mounted together using silicone adhesive. 

In this close-up you can see the layers.

I mounted on burgundy cardstock and framed the corners with gold peel-offs.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 11 May 2008
B is for Beedz
Topic: A to Z round 6

Beedz are those itty-bitty glass beads without holes. I used a print of a Japanese woodcut, applied redline tape cut to the shape of the whitecaps, and then pressed the clear Beedz on. I sprinkeld ultra-fine glitter into the crevices.

Here is a closeup


Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Saturday, 10 May 2008
A is for Adventure
Topic: A to Z round 6

When you get a lot of travel brochures you have access to a lot of great images for use on cards. These explorers are a great focal piece for this adventure card.

Rubberstamped maps and compases form the background. 

Fabric stickers are used for the text.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Friday, 9 May 2008
Z is for Zenith
Topic: A - Z challenge 5

You got it - it's a TV (Zenith brand of course.) I printed the graphic, cut out the screen and inserted some 'static' patterned paper behind. The fish jumping out of the screen is a rub-on. Text is a sticker.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Thursday, 8 May 2008
Y is for Yankee
Topic: A - Z challenge 5

Three elements come together to make up this themed card: The song Yankee Doodle, A graphic of Yankee Noodles, and The fife and drum corp playing Yankee Doodle. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Wednesday, 7 May 2008
X is for Xylophone
Topic: A - Z challenge 5

Yep, it's paper! The keys are cut of cardstock, holes punched, they are rounded over a dowel, then brads inserted for decoration. I used silicone glue to align the keys on two pieces of woodgrain cardstock. Finally, the whole is mounted on card covered with patterned scrapbook paper. 

The hammers are created with bamboo skewers and buttons with the shanks clipped off, both glued with silicone.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Tuesday, 6 May 2008
W is for Walnut Ink
Topic: A - Z challenge 5

I created this faux file folder and decorated it with office supples including a label. Then I mixed up some walnut ink and used my mug to create coffee rings.

Inside has another piece of lined paper with a paper clip on the corner and another coffee ring. When the card is to be sent I will add an appropriate message on the lined paper inside.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Monday, 5 May 2008
V is for Versamark
Topic: A - Z challenge 5

I stamped on white cardstock with Versamark and then applied chalks a little bit at a time then burnished it in, also with my finger. 

I made two - while I had all the supplies out anyway.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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