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In & Out of Studio 3D
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Beach Scenes
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Here's a collection of cards made from calendar pages from a beach-themed page-a-day.

The first is an awesome sunset. I pulled the dark blues out with a denim print background and the gold is echoed in the simple knotted ribbon. I added gold peel-off borders and greeting. So restful.

Wouldn't you like to be on this bench? I trimmed close to rid it of some distracting elements and then extended the 'view' with the backing corcle. This uses the same denim print as the previous card. The text is a white rubon.


These flip-flops got fussy-cut and layered with some fun print and a diecut backing cardstock. Love how the scallops echo the shoes. I added raspberry backing cardstock for the color pop and then ran a clear sticker greeting across the bottom edge.This card is larger then the note-size I have been working with lately.

I think this photo is actually from a travel magazine. A simple trim and a fun background to match the chairs keeps the casual feel in this. The greeting is silver Peel-off.

Now why am I not enjoying one of these views for myself?



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
For the Girls
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I colored up a couple of images from the stamp catalog with watercolor markers and trimmed close with a craft knife. Both got scrapbook papers as backing.

This little ballerina got a rose print to match the roses on her tutu. I gave her a band of pink floor to dance on and added white rubon text.

The ballet slippers hang on the wall on this card and sport Stickles glitter on the roses and leaves as well as shimmery pink satin Stickles on the ribbons. The test is a cardstock definition sticker with hand-drawn borders.

Gotta always be on your toes when looking for card ideas.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 1 August 2011
Embossed Elegance
Topic: Stamping

The rose on this card was actually stamped by a friend and sent in a swap. It is embossed in a pearlized gold powder. I used markers to color in the image and do shading on it followed by coloring in the background.

After trimming the panel and rounding the corners I mounted to matching cardstock base and added a row of gold peel-off border.

The text is a large clear sticker.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Friendly Flowers
Topic: Paper Embroidery

These cards both started out with the stamping of the text/flowers on white cardstock. True to form, I colored them with different palettes. I had used the flower swag stitching on this stamp before ald liked it so I layered these and pricked them out together. Each was stitched in keeping with its coloring and then they were trimmed to rectangles and the corners rounded.

Then both were given complementary backing papers and mounted to a folded card base. The yellow was looking a little washed out so I trimmed the backing paper to let more of the card base show.

Since the floral is filled with text, no greeting is added to these cards.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Inedible Cupcakes
Topic: Paper Embroidery

When I have a paper embroidery pattern to prick out I usually layer several papers and poke through them all at once. Then I leave them taped to the pattern and pull off one at a time to stitch. Rarely to I ever stitch the same pattern twice in a row, though, but this time I just went for it.

However, I don't much enjoy repeat work so I change up the way I stitch or the color pallette. The colors are what got variety on these two cards.

First, I went traditional:

Then I went monochromatic:

Well, it started out monochromatic and then I added that blue backing!

I think the traditional one looks more feminine and more for a youhger crowd. The monochromatic looks more masculine and for an older audience.

They both use the same paper pattern for the backing (different colors obviously) and the same gold peel-off greeting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 29 July 2011
Just Ride
Topic: Die Cuts

Some time ago I made a skateboard element for a card using a diecut oval tag, some round punches, hole reinforcements and eyelets. I made several of these while I had the supplies out and set aside some for later use. It is now later.

For this first one I used a rubon border to decorate the center of the board and droppes it onto a plaid background. I also added a gold peel-off greeting at the top. This might be good for a younger boy.

For an older boy, I selected a more stark background and added a band of text about boys. This skateboard is popped up on foam squares and I added the silver peel-off text directly on the deck.

I like how the same element can span a wide age-difference.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Vellum Overlays
Topic: Stickers

So here I am with two little pads of printed vellum scriptures and sayings and also with a pile of large floral stickers. The stickers already have frames and have a watercolor look to them. I've had them for years. I decided to combine them and it turned out as a successful venture.

I cut the vellum down to 1/4 inch all around the sticker. Then I laid them face down and peeled ONE side of the sticker backing up and volded the vellum over it and creased. The backing was placed back down and on to the opposite side of the sticker. I trimmed the vellum corners and then folded in the two remaining sides. I lifted the backing once again and ran dry-adhesive over the vellum edges.

Next up was creating the card bases and selecting matching backing papers for each sticker. This is the resulting 5 cards.

The first uses a printed scrapbook paper background and a butterfly sticker accent.

Here I used an embossed background and a panel of alcohol-ink background.

The next two use a backgound I got in a swap. It is mulberry paper that has been stamped with Versamark and rubbed with Pearl-Ex to imprint the leaves. They are actually metallic-looking.

This last one is actually not a sticker, but a stamped silhouette over an inked background. But the vellum wrapping was done in the same way. I used skeleton leaves as a background element and added a band of sheer ribbon to the panel.

This is an easy technique to do and looks so elegant on the cards. I have many more of these stickers and vellum so you may see this again one fine day.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Topic: Stickers

OK, the title of this entry has nothing to do with either the theme of the cards or the supplies/techniques used to create them. WHAT?!?!?! No, it relates to a new plan for posting. I often create a multiple of cards in any one session and, posting them one per day, causes me to post up to three months in advance. I wanted to be able to show you all the work but not get too far ahead of myself. So I've decided that I will post cards together that have a similar theme, materials or techniques.

With that said, today I am posting 6 cards with an Independence Day theme. All of them use stickers and most of them use both printed scrapbook paper with a blue jeans print and a set of sticker sheets I got at the '75% off everything' store closeout.

This first card is the odd one of the bunch. I used a magazine, advertisement or book illustration (can't remember for sure) that was in my parts & starts drawer. The 'fourth' text is part of the illustration but I added Stickles to it for a little shine. The 'Happy' text is a gold peel-off sticker. A simple mounting to a red folded cardstock base was all I needed to finish it.

The sticker sheets I bought are cardstock stickers and the red, white, and blue are in the darker range. Since it makes them look antique I pulled out scrapbook papers with a vintage blue jeans print. Some of these had additional elements 'stitched' into the paper so I used those parts. These two used a portion with a leather patch over a frayed area. I layered labels over the patch.

To this one I also added three deep red rhinestones.

And on this one I colored in the star with Stickles.

Another of the papers has a frayed area without a patch. Some of the stickers had a stitching line around them so I placed them over the fraying to look like they were sewn on. I also added shinestones to this card.

There was no focal point on this print so I chose the area with wrinkles to give it some depth. Two layered stickers left a lot of 'white space' so I filled in with acrylic heart stickers.

And finally, this background with the '&' patch over a denim patch. I added the 'red', 'white' and 'blue' stickers, the row of stars and the three single stars. I also added Stickles to the three central stars and used a distressing tool on the panel edges before mounting.

This is my favorite of the 6 cards.

This is also the only one that I used dark card base on. The rest are on white (OK, the first is on red, but Its a different style altogether).


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Log Cabin
Topic: Stamping

The 'sky' on this card is a background I made some time ago. I started with a cornflower blue and stamped first with bleach and then with darker blue. I had this piece left over and added a strip of printed scrapbook paper at the bottom as 'ground'

The log cabin is from the stamp catalog and has been colored with watercolor markers. I added the scripture stamp in the sky region, rounded the corners and added it all to pink folded card base.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 25 July 2011
No Words to Say
Topic: 3D paperwork

Well, this is the final 3D of the diecuts I bought. I had no words to say goodbye so there is no greeting on this card.

The background is one of the Color Me papers that I blended with distress inks and stamped with a text pattern.

I chose a folded cardstock base to match the flowers and gave this a simple centered framing.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Topic: 3D paperwork

This cream cardstock was run through the Cuttlebug to create an elegant background for the roses. I also rounded tow opposing corners to enhance the framing on the burgundy folded card base.

A clear sticker provides the black text word.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 23 July 2011
God Bless
Topic: 3D paperwork

Another simple layout that really delivers, thanks to the materials selection. The green printed panel is shimmery paper and I added it to a celery folded card base.

The text is a clear sticker with silver print.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 22 July 2011
Pink Stripe Day
Topic: 3D paperwork

The combination of the pastel floral and the pink striped cardstock make this a very feminine card. I selected a pastel blue for the folded card base to keep it simple and added a clear ssticker with silver text.

I am very near the end of these 3D floral sheets. I will be sad to move on from these.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Where's Your Treasure
Topic: Collage

This card is much like yesterday's with the layout and method used. I started with a different color pallette and the scrapbook paper and illustration from the stamp catalog are obviously not the same. I also turned the top and bottom edges of the vellum under and adhered them to the back of the scrapbook paper panel before adhering to the card front.

Because there is no glue to hide, the flowers are just for show.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Field Lilies
Topic: Collage

I wanted the vellum text panel to be the focus of this card so I layered it directly over the printed scrapbook paper and the illustration of flowers from the stamp catalog. Actually, the image is two in one: the flower pot and the daffodils started out as separate items. They are colored with watercolor markers.

I mounted the vellum with mini-glue dots and then used rhinestones to cover them.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Perfect Gifts
Topic: Scrap Recovery

The stamp catalog yeilded up a range of seashells which I colored with pastel watercolor markers. In cruising through the pile of table scraps I loved how well the colors matched this plaid and created a collage of the shells across the bottom.

I added this to a beige folded card base and selected a clear scripture stickers.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 18 July 2011
Definition of Joy
Topic: Collage

The image on this card is a combination of three from the stamp catalog: the tulips, the wooden basket, and the garden gloves. All are colored with watercolor markers. I slit the layers of the basket so I could insert the stems of the flowers to make it look like they were cut from the garden.

The background is created with a blue folded card base, and two printed cardstocks - one of them diecut. I chose to round the corners at the bottom to echo that die-cut edge.

The definition panel is printed vellum on which I rounded two opposing corners. This was mounted with blue brads to match the gloves and the background paper.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Be Blessed
Topic: Stamping

This is another of the scripture stamps I made for my own use. I stamped it directly onto the background patterned paper and added the stamped Bible on a separate panel over the top.

The image is colored with watercolor pencils and blended with an aquabrush. A pink folded card base ties it all together.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Is This Card a Stinker?
Topic: Collage

I'm not sure I like this card at all! It seems too spotty, overdone, disconnected, cutesy, and lame.

If you agree - please tell me. I might tear it apart and try to do something else with the elements. Or it may just go in the trash!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 15 July 2011
We Will Serve
Topic: Stamping

My custom stamp is back. I wish that I had noticed my software 'correcting' the capitalization of Lord before I printed it on the plate or before I created the stamp with it. Now it will be forever thus.

I stamped the scenic and colored it with watercolor pencils and an aquabrush before using a round die to cut it out. The card colors were pulled from the illustration which is why the match so well.

I used gold peel-off border stickers to frame the focal panel.


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

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