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In & Out of Studio 3D
Friday, 3 January 2020
Card Swap - Black and White
Topic: Pretty Paper

Another thing I want to do this year is get back to participating in card swaps and challenges. I only belong to one card-making group now and they put out monthly: 1 card swap on an assigned theme, 2 card challenges which may be techniques, supplies, themes, etc, and 1 card of the month entry that can be anything goes.

They also do a continuing letter-by-letter swap but, after two rounds of the full alphabet, I am bowing out of that one for the time being.

So, today I have a share of my first swap card of the year on the theme Black and White.

I chose to use black and white printed papers in collage with one focal framed out and raised up on foam tape. I used white POSCA paint pen and a black marker to add dashed lines around the focal image (white on the black and black on the white).

This is an A2 sized card with a text sticker from Tim Holtz.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 30 May 2016
I Am a Fan Of This
Topic: Pretty Paper

The challenge for week 3 of this month on the papercrafting list was 'oriental'.

I actually have a drawer in the studio where I keep all supplies with an Asian theme. From that drawer, I pulled a dyed geometric paper with a little bit of glitz, a picture of an oriental landscape painting, a black and white drawing of a lady and a cocktail umbrella.

I colored the lady with Distress markers in colors that would coordinate with the umbrella and the backgrounds. Then I used a craft knife to trim her away from the background.

I layered both backgrounds and the lady. Then I trimmed the cocktail umbrella to create a fan and mounted that with a nailhead sticker at the base.

I used an Asian stamp on the geometric paper.

A red folded base card serves as a border for the illustrations.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Working a Little Harder
Topic: Pretty Paper

This is the last project I make using this tic-tac-toe board


Felt                    Stamp                Butterfly


Twine                 Summer              Buttons


Stickers            Design Paper          Stripes


I used the center column for Stamp, Summer and Design Paper.

when I thought about the theme of 'summer' my mind immediately went to the beach. I decided to use the design paper to create a scene. There are 4 papers used: lace for the beach, swirls which I cut to resemble waves on which I added paint for whitecaps, a teal dot for the sky and doily print from which I punches two sizes of circles and arranged them to create clouds.

The stamps I used are that of the text, which has some added fill-in on the letters using black pen, and the grouping of seashells. I used Distress markers to color the shells and add a shadow underneath them.

A tan base card matches the front seashell.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 9 May 2016
Topic: Pretty Paper

I had another go at using this papercrafting tic-tac-toe game:


Felt                    Stamp                Butterfly


Twine                 Summer              Buttons


Stickers            Design Paper          Stripes


This time I chose the diagonal starting at the lower left for Stickers, Summer and Butterfly. (It could also be the bottom row but I used that for tomorrow's card).

I liked this design paper from a 6x6 pad that combines several patterns from the pack.

Then, among my miriad butterfly stickers I ran across these Dazzles brand stickers that come in three colors and have diecut parts. This allows you to place the outline in one color and internal features in two other colors. Fortunately, the colors of pink, teal and yellow/gold matched the paper I had chosen.

I constructed three butterflies with varying color combinations.

I added a sentiment in a gold peel-off sticker.

Nothing specifically says 'summer' on this card but the flowers and butterflies always come out then so I think it qualifies.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 8 May 2016
One Two Three In a row
Topic: Pretty Paper

The challenge on a papercrafting board was to select a line from this tic-tac-toe board and make a card:


Felt                    Stamp                Butterfly


Twine                 Summer              Buttons


Stickers            Design Paper          Stripes


I chose to use the far right column and create with Butterflies, Buttons and Stripes.

Fortunately, the striped paper I wanted to use actually had butterflies on it already! I was using the cover of a 6x6 pad showing the variety of papers that it contained.

I had two different styles of button stickers: one-inch cardstock and 1/2-inch acrylic so I layered them together for the left side.

I added a strand of twine for more texture.

I added a banner-cut strip of design paper for a silver peel-off greeting to hang out on.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 4 January 2016
Snowman In the Tree Lot
Topic: Pretty Paper

When I ran across this vinyl snowman sticker I knew he belonged on this background - looking like he is hanging around the Christmas tree lot.

I distressed the edges of the base card as well as the printed panel and added a text strip.

The stamped greeting provides a little ground for the snowman to stand upon.

And, you'll be happy to know, that is ALL of the Christmas cards. Tomorrow we'll be on to something else.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 3 January 2016
Glitter Strips
Topic: Pretty Paper

One of the papers I was using had strips of prints covered in glitter. Love me some glitter!

I left one piece whole and cut some into separate strips for use.

On this first card I started with a paper that has a needlework print on it. I added ten vellum poinsettia stickers in two rows then placed a strip of the glitter paper between them.

I stamped a greeting at the top.

I used that same strip on this second card. The background started as a two-toned green with a shiny surface on the darker green. I added gold peel-off stickers of holly all over to liven it up.

Then the strip was applied and followed up with a vinyl text sticker.

For the third card I left the glittery striped paper whole. I added a floral text strip over one of the stripes and then hung a 3D ornament sticker over that.

The text on the ornament is a rub-on.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 2 January 2016
Round Up
Topic: Pretty Paper

From the big page of tags and journaling blocks I cut one that was a huge round element.

For the first card I selected a dark red paper with stripes of different prints. I overlaid one of the stripes with a strip of paper in brown with pinecones.

The circle element has a cream colored border so I used a cream base card to echo this.

I added a thick acrylic text sticker through the center.

I also used a striped paper for the second card. On this one the brown snowflake paper is the overlaid strip.

I added an oval nativity sticker to the center of the circle element on this one.

The colors blend perfectly, don't they?



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 1 January 2016
Ho Ho Ho
Topic: Pretty Paper

Well this is a mish-mash of elements!

The base paper came with the green, the wavy border and the leaping deer. I added the red be-ribboned strip.

I found the red ornament tag on a sheet of diecuts but it overlapped the deer. So I trimmed it skinnier and added some red twine before attaching it.

The black Ho Ho Ho is a rubon sentiment.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 30 December 2015
Deck the Halls
Topic: Pretty Paper

Some 12 x 12 papers are not so great when cut into smaller pieces for card fronts. I had a hard time coming up with a way to use these glittery, snow-covered pine branches.

I finally settled on a green band and drew a 'wire' to hang some shiny ornament stickers from.

Then I stamped a greeting at the bottom.

The camera has disguised the fact that those shiny ornament stickers are the sxact same color as the shimmery base card.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Topic: Pretty Paper

The cards today are appearing together because they are both from parts of the same page. Though you would hardly know it from the elements that appear on them.

The first had a twig with swirls and little pinecones. I added a vellum sticker of mistletoe as well as layered paper strips down the left side.

Three clear text stickers finish it off.

The other end of the paper had three poinsettias on it (you can tell it is the same piece because of the bit of the twig and pinecones on the right).

I distressed the edges and added a strip printed with red snowflakes. Then I added some vinyl poinsettia stickers over those on the paper to add some dimension.

A silver peel-off sticker provides the greeting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 28 December 2015
Seasonal Swirl
Topic: Pretty Paper

This beautifully printed paper was layered with a green  band and a piece from the tags and journaling blocks sheet.

It left a glaring blank space on the right so I filled that with a vinyl text sticker.

All the pieces were distressed with ink before assembly.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 27 December 2015
Purely Beautiful
Topic: Pretty Paper

My mom and I enjoyed seeing all the varieties of poinsettias in the stores this year. Her favorite was the pink with red around the outer edges of the petals. Mine was the white with pink streaks in the centers. We also saw about 5 shades of red from burgundy to fire-engine red, plus pinks and whites. The most awful was a dull light orange that make it look like the plant was half dead.

Anyway, what reminded me of this was this printed paper with a white poinsettia in the corner. I used a craft knife to slice along the top edge of the bloom so I could tuck in two strips of paper with vintage ornaments.

I distressed the edges to carry on the vintage feel and stamped the sentiment.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 26 December 2015
But Wait! There's More!
Topic: Pretty Paper

I couldn't squeeze all the Christmas cards in before the holiday so I've got to keep going for a few more days. I don't want to have to save them till NEXT Christmas.

This snowflake background is oh so sparkly with glitter on about half of the flakes.

I added a strip of reindeer print and used several vinyl holly stickers to decorate it.

A stamped sentiment on top of the strip is the finishing touch.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 25 December 2015
Festive Foliage
Topic: Pretty Paper


The foliage on this card was looking pretty elegant so I tried to find other elements that would reinforce that.

First I selected a gold embossed strip and then chose a round piece from the tags and journaling blocks page. I punched this with my big round punch.

It needed a bit more so I found a round sticker with three candles and applied that to the center of the circle.

Having the sentiment stamped into the foliage keeps it low key.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 24 December 2015
An Old Friend
Topic: Pretty Paper

You may start to recognize papers and elements that look familiar even though they are a bit different. These would be papers that were originally in 12 x 12 pads and cut apart but there were also coordinating papers that carried some of the same elements.

That is certainly the case with this background. The plaid is repeated in other cards in their accents. This background is all one piece... the plaid, its green border, the brown and the XXX stitching.

What is NOT on the background is the tag (which contains the poinsettia) and the greeting (which is a separate sticker).

The tag has been bordered with cream cardstock to set it off from the background.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Snowflake Upon Snowflake
Topic: Pretty Paper

I found lots of flakes stick together so I combined a brown snowflake paper with a strip of odd little snowment and overlaid that with vellum having gold snowflakes embossed onto it.

I used a rub-on sentiment that stays with the snow theme.

When I discovered the main piece was too narrow for the card base, I just embraced the idea of having only side borders.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Flakey Blue
Topic: Pretty Paper

I had two very different blue papers with snowflakes on them. Totally different treatments, too.

For the first (which has music in the background) I added a strip of dark red with a tone on tone holly print. I had a vellum sticker with holly and pinecones so that became the accent piece. I used a stamp for the sentiment.

This second paper has swirls in the background. I found the text sticker in my stash and added the green strip below as an accent. It was a bit plain so I added a sticker with a nativity on it.

The stars and swirl are gold peel-off stickers.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 21 December 2015
Ribbon Plaid
Topic: Pretty Paper

I think the paper I used for today's card looks like old-fashioned gift wrapping.

I added a distressed plaid strip to break up all theat expanse of red.

The circle element (from the big page of tags and journal cards) was larger than this but I wanted to use my large round punch and this was the size it cuts.

I used a clear acrylic sticker for the sentiment.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 20 December 2015
Blue Print
Topic: Pretty Paper

A couple of the prints I found in my bin of papers were retro in pastel blue and pink. They were hard to accent because the prints are so busy.

For this first one I added a contrasting strip of paper through the middle and 'hung' a two-layer vinyl wreath sticker on it. I distressed the edges of the papers to separate the layers.

The second print was less busy so I placed the contrasting strip off in the margin and placed the wreath sticker (with text inside) in the middle of the patterned portion.

You can see the distressing on the edges of these papers as well.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST

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