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In & Out of Studio 3D
Sunday, 27 March 2011
The New Queen
Topic: Scrap Recovery

One of my groups names a Queen of the Month who collects goodies from all the others in the drawing. I found this illustration in some advertising and set out to find matching cardstock for mounting. The corners were rounded and the salmon is mounted 3D over the lavender.

The letter stickers being a match was just a happy accident, as was the braided trim.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Scrappy Dragonfly
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I stamped the yellow base card with burgundy ink and layered on elements from the scraps on my desktop: dragonfly sticker torn off a recent package I received, stamped panel was a test of a new stamp, yellow lacy border is trim fron a diecut sheet, red-white-brown are all one layer and is trimmed off of the cover of a pack of printed cardstock.

Waste not - want not!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 25 March 2011
Spring Flower
Topic: 3D paperwork

I decided to do another spring-up card to reinforce the steps and measurements in my head. For this one I added printed scrapbook papers to the face and the base and then featured a 3D element.

I may have to do more of these - really simple.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Spring Quilt
Topic: Paper Embroidery

ASSIGNMENT: Make a spring-up card combined with paper embroidery.

I chose to stitch another of the quilt designs and it fits this card structure very well since it is a square format.

This is the first springup card I've made. I added printed papers behind the image and on the base to tie it all together.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Red on Red
Topic: 3D paperwork

This 3D image is one I printed some time ago off the internet on a free site. I like how the image escapes its frame - and I trimmed off the outer border of the frame to make it fit the card better.

I added a rich red printed paper over the green card base to further enhance the card.

The text is gold peel-off



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Love Those Pansies
Topic: 3D paperwork

 I think these may be the last of the foil 3D sheets I bought last fall. Love them! Especially since they are punch out instead of cut out.

This one comes with the oval backing which helps with design. I tore a piece of printed paper for the left edge and added the image along with two extra flowers that were part of the page.

Purple folded cardstock and a silver peel-off greeting were the only other touches needed.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 21 March 2011
Recipe For Love
Topic: 3D paperwork

I created another countertop scene for this card but left it in portrait format because of the size of the 3D element. This is the 2nd half of yesterday's illustration.

I had the text sticker with some kitchen stickers and decided they fit this card.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Blueberry Kitchen
Topic: 3D paperwork

I've had this 3D illustration printed off for literally years and just got around to cutting it out! When I did, I thought that 6 layers was really too much so I divided the step-outs into every other one and made two arrangements. One will be featured tomorrow.

For this one I turned the card to landscape and used patterned paper on the upper part to look like wallpaper. This allowed me to 'set' my pie on the countertop. I used a sticker to add a picture to the 'wall' to make this really feel like a kitchen.

The wooden spoon and fork are also stickers. I didn't add a sentiment to this one.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Early Easter
Topic: Scrap Recovery

These tulips are from the surplus stamp catalog, colored with watercolor markers and trimmed with a craft knife.

The background is from a pad of printed cardstock I recently picked up and I stamped the text.

Folded green cardstock forms the base and I went with an asymetrical arrangement - even running elements off the edge for an edgy effect.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 18 March 2011
Flower Cart Birthday
Topic: Scrap Recovery

More green cardstock, more striped paper, more rub-on greeting, more colored image. Different sentiment and image - same techniques.

Certainly made for a speedy card since all the elements were already there.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Thanks for the Iris
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Back to using images from the surplus stamp catalog I bought at Goodwill. I used watercolor markers on this and trimmed it out with a craft knife. The striped paper with a built in border really sets off the image.

I added it all to a green folded card base and used a rub-on for the greeting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Quilt Card
Topic: Paper Embroidery

An online friend designed some quilt blocks in paper embroidery. I think they work up nicely and I decided to feature this one on more of the yellow rose printed cardstock.

The corners of the stitched panel are rounded and I added gold peel-off corners to the rose cardstock. The text is done win letter stickers and I attached it all to a orange folded card base.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Golden Roses
Topic: 3D paperwork

From one of the sheets of foiled 3D images I chose this yellow rose. Printed cardstock with a yellow rose fabric print made the perfect backdrop. I backed the 3D with black for a sharp contrase and added it to a dark green folded card base.

A gold peel-off made the perfect text finish.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 14 March 2011
Missing Ewe
Topic: Die Cuts

This is one of those ideas I sketched out on my church bulletin (bad girl) and it turned out exactly like I wanted!

I used scalloped circle nextabilities in every other size and then ran them through the d'vine swirls Cuttlebug folder. I used oval nestabilities for the faces and the ears (cut in half). Then the parts are layered with foam dots and the faces are drawn on with white pen.

The 'missing' is a portion of a Cuttlebug diecut and the 'ewe' is letter stickers. I added a ribbon bow to the girl sheep.

These make me laugh.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Branching Out with Pearls
Topic: Teabag Folding

ASSIGNMENT: create a care combining stitching and teabag folding

After stitching I added stick-back pearls to the centers of the flowers. I had this teabag fold already done and used two layers of pink cardstocks to bring out the color of the flowers.

Been a L-O-N-G time since I did teabag folding.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Saturday, 12 March 2011
I Love Oregon
Topic: Stamping

ASSIGNMENT: Make a stamped card celebrating the Birthday of Oregon (February 14) - must use hearts

I used 4 stamps for this: 1) the wallpaper is a 1 1/2 inch cube stamped repeatedly 2) the window is one of my hand-carved stamps 3) the tree on either side of the scene is a SU stamp 4) the background is an unknown unmounted stamp.

The scene was stamped using liberal masking and is all watercolored using colored pencils and an aquabrush.

I mounted this on a lime green paisley pattern over a white folded card base. Three different stickers make up the text.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Friday, 11 March 2011
Dandelion Script
Topic: Dry Embossing

I made this card to try out a technique demonstrated by Tim Holtz in his "12 Tags of Christmas" series. He stamped on the inside of an embossing folder and then impressed it onto cardstock. It makes the result look like it is stamped behind the embossing. Way Cool!

The problem is that I do not havebackground stamps and really wanted to use a script. These will come out with the writing in reverse. Fortunately, this 'script' stamp is illegible anyway, so I forged on ahead.

The script is stamped in 'Old Paper' distess ink on the 'Forever Friends' Cuttlebug folder. Then I impressed it on light yellow cardstock. I used a blender tool and 'Tea Dye' distress ink to color the edges and the raised parts of the impression. The greeting is stamped with 'Old Paper' ink and I mounted the card on dark brown folded cardstock for a base.

Tim Holtz has a new stamp set coming out that has text in reverse specifically to use with this technique so the text will be readable in the resulting card. I think they are being released at CHA (February) so I will have to watch for them. I like this technique and it would be good to have his stamps to use for it. I might have to pick up some background stamps as well.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Circle of Roses
Topic: Multi-Technique

I started this card by stitching the pink circle. However, the 3D foil roses looked too plain in the center so I picked up a lacy medallion. Then I picke dup another one. Then I cut green backing for both of them. Then I distressed them with pink ink.

Layer...layer...layer. Glue...glue...glue. Foam tape...foam tape...foam tape. DONE...DONE...DONE!




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Pop Up Words
Topic: Multi-Technique

ASSIGNMENT: make a card with a word pop-up inside

Never done that before! Let's try it!

First you have to look at the outside. Pretty simple really, 3D sunflowers mounted on a houndstooth printed cardstock. I added gold peel-off text to one of the leaves. Then I added some peel-off 'mesh' to the rounded corners.

Now for the intended feature. I sketched the words out on paper until they were arranged so that there would be no 'dangling' parts at the center fold. The letters were then cut and a crease added at the top, bottom and center of the words.

The top and bottom panels are glued inside the card and a panel was added for writing a greeting. I also added a golden orb to the center of the 'O'.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
C is for Cupcake
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Have you figured out yet that I'm working my way through the alphabet in paper embroidery? Not in order, though!

For this image I stitched it in and then colored with pencils. I used a round stamp to fill in the background, masking where needed. Then I used a grey marker to shade around the cupcake.

I had a printed cardstock panel with built in swirls. I razored around the swirls and then tucked the cupcake panel behind them.

All that was left was to round the corners and mount to pink cardstock.




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

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