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In & Out of Studio 3D
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Topic: Paper Embroidery

This card is made with a stitching sticker and gold thread. I put some table-scraps to use for both the sticker backing and the folded cardstock.

The border behind the mandala is gold foil paper and I added three peel-off greetings.

This is SO glittery that it is hard to get a good photo. Here's a closeup of the stitching part.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Stitch and Cut
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Assignment: Create a card that combines cutwork with stitching.


I had this printed cardstock laying on the desktop leftover from another project. I simply pricked out along part of the design and stitched with metallic purple thread. Then I used a Cuttlebug die to cut the corner designs. These cutouts have sticky-back paper inserted behind and then glitter was rubbed into the stickum to fill up the designs.

I mounted on plum cardstock.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Dots and Dashes
Topic: 3D paperwork

I needed a card for a sketch challenge and started by making the 3D center element. In matching colors for the backing I pulled out this pierced paper and then kept adding other parts of the same sheet - large scalloped edge became the half-circle elements and small scalloped edge became red-backed trims.

The 3D cuting has a built-in banner so I added a peel-off greeting there and trimmed up with border peel-offs on the banner and the pail. More gold border around the card and on the scalloped trim pieces.

Here you can see a better view of the layers on the 3D.

I really like how this card came together.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 17 May 2010
Topic: Fantastic Folds

For a challenge to create a 'manly card' with fantastic folds I created another squash-fold booklet from 12 x 12 cardstock. This time the cardstock was double-sided so there was coordinating back and front.

I used 'outdoors', 'travel', and 'Alaska' stickers from different sets to decorate this one and used the checks of the paper as guidelines to add hand-lettered text with brown Sharpie marker.

Because I thought bows at top and bottom would take away from the manliness of this card, I left a long enough tail on the top portion to wrap it over the back and tie it once at the bottom.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Three Petal Card - Stitched
Topic: Paper Embroidery

This card was made from the other half of the 12 x 12 cardstock I started with for the tri-book card the other day. I even used some of the same decor on it. However, since this was for a paper embroidery swap I traded out the rub-on stitching in the center panel for actual stitching.

I added all the text in white rub-ons since this was for a purple and white theme swap. Also, to cover the back of the stitching, I glued the backs of the center panels together. This makes it more 'book like' rather than an accordion fold.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Squash (no, not a vegetable or a sport)
Topic: Fantastic Folds

I was recently reminded of the squash book structure which generally uses three squares of card scored and overlapped. I decided to try to create it using a single sheet of 12 x 12 inch cardstock.

To do this I scored at 3", 6" and 9" in both directions. Then I trimmed away three blocks in an L on opposite corners. Finally, each remaing block of four is scored on the diagnonal. I also used scraps from the cut-away sections to cover the front and the back cover, trapping a length of ribbon between to tie the book closed.

I printed and trimmed photos from our recent cruise to fill this book.

This may be a record for me, using cruise photos within a week of returning (this is a delayed posting - project was completed on 5/3/10)



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 14 May 2010
Topic: Fantastic Folds

Challenge - Make a 'tri-fold' card. 

Answer - OK!

This started out as a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. From this I got two 6 x 12 strips. For each I accordion folded at 2", 5", and 8"and then trimmed the first panel down 2" and the next two panels down 1".

For this one I used vellum stickers of pansies and rub-on stitching to decorate the panels.

Then added text in clear stickers and peel-offs which you can see in this view slowing the card opened.


The other version will be shown in a few days - not quite done with it yet.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Purple and White
Topic: Dry Embossing

OK, I signed up to do a Purple and White swap on one of my lists and then sat down and created this card. I used purple printed cardstock for the background and ran it through the Cuttlebug folder to add the script. Then I sanded it to expose the white core. Next are two torn pieces of white mulberry paper with white paper behind to intensify the contrast.

The flower was cut off of a commercial card and mounted with 3D glue dots. Then I made the text block with torn purple card, white rub-ons, and a Cuttlebugged green paper, sanded. This is mounted 3D also.

I looked up who I was supposed to send it to for the swap and discovered my BIG mistake - it was for the wrong group! The Purple and White swap was for a Paper Embroidery group and my card has no embroidery on it. RATS!

Oh well, it works for another groups' swap that was due - one that requires some kind of embossing. Since I used dry embossing for the background I'm all set.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Friends and Neighbors
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Birdhouses once again. This time I pricked it out on a shimmery blue card and did all the stitching in a single color - copper brown. I mounted on brown cardstock and added a thick acrylic text sticker. The leggs have been cut off the brads and they are glued in place.

I like this simple look.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Love Thy Neighbor
Topic: Paper Embroidery

This time, after stitching my birdhouse pattern, I chose not to color the houses. I used the same backing paper and the same house colors but added a clear sticker for the scripture text.

Doesn't this text just fit perfectly?



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 10 May 2010
Time to Make a Bookmark
Topic: Paper Embroidery

I've been busy mounting the stitching that I did while on vacation. This one is bronze thread on tan cardstock. I used two pieces of paste paper back to back as a base so it would look good on the back, too. 

It is inserted in a plastic bookmark sleeve and topped off with a ribbon.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Purple Blackwork
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Hmmm - This blackwork pattern looked really neat on the grid and I thought it would make a neat stitching on card. Um, not so much. I used corner punches, corner brackets, gold borders, bright colors - trying to make it look good. I don't think it ever will!

So, there you go... an ugly card.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Easter Centerpiece
Topic: Around the House

I had some silk flowers I pulled out of an old project and used them with a candle holder I had on hand to create this centerpiece for our Easter table. I liked it so much, I have just kept it on the table.

It makes me smile every time I go theough the dining room.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 7 May 2010
Butterfly Swirls
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Group Mom on one of the paper embroidery lists I am on sent us this pattern as a challenge last month. I pricked it out on black cardstock and used verigated thread for stitching. I love how this came out! I kind of reminds me of the 'screen saver' on my old computer, though!

I had taken along this 3D butterfly cutting on vacation so I cut it for mounting on this card.

I'll add a greeting at the bottom before senting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Made in Mexico
Topic: Paper Embroidery

I did this stitching on vacation. The cardstock is shimmer on top of a red base. After stitching I used a craft knife to scrape the shimmer off the edges to frame up the roses.

This is a free Prick and Stitch pattern that I edited to make fuller roses and stems. I also stitch up the leaves differently than the original design.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Snowflake in Stitches
Topic: Paper Embroidery

I stitched this up while on vacation - snowflakes in the Tropics! I pricked out on Christmas Green cardstock and stitched with metallic silver thread.

I'll add a greeting before sending for Christmas.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Topic: Teabag Folding

This teabag was cut around the flowers before assembly for a decorative edging.

The button is a die-cut.

Again, this is severely color edited.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 3 May 2010
Topic: Teabag Folding

 More teabag folding, this with square tiles using a simple pyramid fold.

When I am ready to send this one out, it will get a peel-off greeting inside the die-cut banner.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Laughing at Teabags
Topic: Teabag Folding

The colors on this are not a bizarre as they look here, I have done color editing to obscure the actual papers used as they were part of a product notyet released.

I haven't done anything with round teabags for years. This is a simple half-fold and I added one of the teabags to the center, as well.

Another circle was cut into quarters to serve as corner backets.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 1 May 2010
Sailor Girl
Topic: 3D paperwork

This picture is from a 3D cutting sheet given to me several years ago. I took it with me as part of the crafts to work on while on vacation.

I didn't do anything special to finish it off - just mounted to a white folded cardstock.

Here you can see the layers better.



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

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