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In & Out of Studio 3D
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Cruise Card
Topic: Field Trip

This card is make from a kit of papers, paper flowers, buttons, cardstock, rubber stamps, and ribbon. This was another of the crafts offered on the cruise. Basically, this was the 'free' craft to entice everone into participating in the ones where you had to buy the kit.

These kits come with 'instructions' that show the appropriate layout. The table I sat at had three other ladies that either made cards, stamped, or did scrapbooking. Nobody followed the directions!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Vacation Crafts
Topic: Field Trip

Our recent vacation was a couple of cruises. On the first, they had crafts aboard! They gave us kits with frames, papers, rubons, and sticky-backed die-cuts.

I used my scissors to distress the parts and pieces and created this:

I don't have a photo for it yet so you'll have to use your imagination.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Forest For the Trees
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I'm sure when the photographer took this photo and when the brochure designer put it together and when the company mailed the brochure, nobody had any idea how it would end up. I bet they thought I was going to read their brochure... surprise! LOL!

This time around I used markers to color stripes of similar colors to the illustration on each side of the card. They were a little to 'marker-y' so I covered them with rub-on doodles.

The single word and the scripture are from the same set - metallic text on clear stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 26 April 2010
What Happiness Means
Topic: Dry Embossing

Used a Nestabilities Label 4 die to cut the illustration off a card in my salvage pile. The flowers are slightly raised so I embossed the border of the panel and then made two textured panels to bring out the colors in the illustration. Ribbons that go all the way through the card, using slits at the fold, hide the seams.

I used a cardstock sticker with yellow print showing the definition of 'happy'.

This is a complete reversal for this illustration as it originally came from a sympathy card.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 25 April 2010
It's The Simple Things
Topic: Collage

I'm pretty shure this is the last of the cardstock squares with collages on them. I used pen stitching around them and rub-on stitching on the base card, just as before.

The text is a cardstock sticker - and, yes, the safety pin is part of their artwork not mine.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Just Because There Are More Trees
Topic: Scrap Recovery

The other tree illustration worked so well, I decided to do it again. This photo was taller than wide but I kept the same background technique, used the same cardstock colors, and border trim. I did add a couple of gold corners and changed the greeting.

Why mess with success?



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 23 April 2010
Everything That Has Breath
Topic: Collage

I showed a card a while back using a different part of this artwork. I  wanted to use these two birds but they were too small on their own. However, the background was too plain and didn't have any outstanding features of its own. Ta Dah! I framed each piece and layered them, using pop-dots for the smaller one.

You can see faintly on the left the gold text sticker "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord".



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Golden Luck
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Stitched with gold thread, this clover did not show up well on the green card. So I did a little coloring with colored pencils and cut an aperture in the folded cardstock base to frame it. The bow element is added just because it matches.

This is NOT my favorite card. I think it looks a little juvenile. But what's done is done.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Embrace the Moment
Topic: Collage

More faux stitching with pens and in rub-ons. I started with another sheet of the printed collage squares. With these half the work is already done. And there is not a lot of bulk so they mail nicely, too.

I added more stitching in the text to make words that would connect the two cardstock stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Bear With Me
Topic: Collage

These bears are printed on parchment and I glued them to cream colored stock so I could stack them to make them 'go' together.

The scallop should look familiar - from the marquee cards - and I had the text block in a box of die-cuts. Just added some matching cardstock and pen doodles to pull it all together.

The purple band on the right is really the back of the card. The front ends at the edge of the cream color and you can see how the little bear's foot hangs over the edge.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 19 April 2010
More Blessings to Count
Topic: Scrap Recovery

If this looks familiar it is because I had two of these text stamped pieces mounted on scrapbook paper. I decided to not reinvent a layout and started out making it pretty much the same as last week's. But then I had to change up the paper colors, use different trims and added brad.

The same - but different.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Sew Faux Sew Good
Topic: Collage

No pins, no needles, no thread, no stitching! That's right... this card has absolutely not a single stitch on it.

I started with the blocks which are preprinted on cardstock. I used a square punch so they would be identical. They were glued down and little 'stitches' were drawn all around them with fine-line markers. Then I added a cardstock sticker at the borrom that looks like it is quilted. This, too, got the pen stitching. Finally, I added two side strips of rub-on borders that look like fabric tape with stitching.

The background cardstock has a linen finish so it looks a little like fabric, too.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Window on Another World
Topic: Scrap Recovery

A junk mail brochure recently netted me this great photo of a field of yellow flowers backed by trees. I selected similar colors in cardstock and tore them and layered to create an imitation of the landscape for a background.

The picture is trimmed out with gold peel-off sticker border and I added a matching gold greeting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 16 April 2010
Missing You
Topic: Collage

Bits and pieces left over from other projects come together to make this little card. In trying to find some border stickers I ran across these rub-on stitches that I forgot I had. The colors were perfect!

Lots of layers!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Window on Good Luck
Topic: Paper Embroidery

To feature this cross-stitched clover I actually cut the aperture in the front of the card. The stitched piece is mounted inside and the cut out piece is mounted on the back of it to cover up the stitching.

The interior has a copy of an Irish plessing glued in.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Side Hinge Card
Topic: Fantastic Folds

Taking up the 'challenge' again, I put together this 'side hinge' card. The front and back are scored at 1/4 inch from the fold then the front only is slit and the front piece slides in and the whole hinge is sealed closed. 

This allows the front to swing away and allows you to decorate under it.

It still opens as a card normally would so the final greeting can be placed inside.

I decorated with cutouts, ribbon, stamping, gel pens, and stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
More Blessings
Topic: Collage

Since I had more of these little rose squares already punched out I decided to put together another card, much like the first one. However, I did not have the same embellishments available so this one is changed up a bit.

I used a parchment sticker for the greeting, mounted over rose colored paper and distressed. This is curved in mounting so it does not lie flat on the surface of the card. Two of the little squares had buttons in them so I added a button of my own to the card and tied a bit of the chenille yarn through the holes.

Again, I used the chenille yarn at the fold, bu this time tied a bow instead of a knot.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 12 April 2010
Bright Spirits Gift Card
Topic: Dry Embossing

This gift card started as the embossed insert from a Christmas card. I cut it out and used a distressing pad with 'cranberry' ink to make the raised impression stand out.

After mounting on teal cardstock, I added a gold sticker medallion to cranberry cardstock and cut it out.

Glued to the card, added a light blue rhinestone... done!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Time Card
Topic: Collage

These little artworks with roses were part of a full sheet and I used a square punch to make individual tiles from them. They had this old script in the background so I added a similar background to the folded card base.

The text strip and text block are from a sheet of stickers, one of which is layered on a piece of toen mulberry paper.

I used a piece of chenille yarn tied on the spine to resemble twine.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Diamond Thanks
Topic: Fantastic Folds

Another diamond fold from the 'I'll use that later' pile has its day in the sun.

The stamping of the flower background is also a leftover from last summer. It has been colored up with watercolor pencils. A diecut 'thanks' block was the extra when I cut out another piece with a multi-text die.

I added a silk flower with a flower brad center and added the rest of the greeting with black pen.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT

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