It’s Sara here and I have a new project for you! I decided to use this wonderful background stamp by Krista Schneider that I hadn’t used yet.
This is a 3D card which took a lot of time but is totally worth it! It was a relaxing and colorful project that kept me peaceful for several evenings.
Here are the steps for making this card (I can assure that it will be really simple to reproduce):
Step 1 – Stamp on to a square piece of kraft brown paper to create the background, and then stamp the same images again two more times onto watercolor paper. Optional: Use a stamping platform for precise impressions, it is optional but makes everything easier!
Step 2 – Color ONE of each of the two stamped images on the watercolor with medium of choice. Fussy cut BOTH sets of stamped images and keep them together as pairs as you work.
Step 3 – Using a stylus tool and mat, shape all of the flowers, birds and leaves from the back so images are rounded and curved with a dome-like effect. (Hold onto butterflies till step 4.) Color the sides with a dark brown marker to hide any imperfections in the fussy cutting!
Step 4 – For butterflies only: pinch the wings as shown in the photo below so that the wings will be raised from the surface and only the body will be glued down when adhered later. Color the sides with dark brown marker as for the other elements.
Step 5 – Adhere smaller elements (like the tiny leaves) using only the colored and shaped pieces. Adhere the larger elements with BOTH layers (the white one glued directly underneath the colored one. Use foam tape only in the center of the ‘domed’ area to give dimension and keep the shapes rounded.
Step 6 – Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 1/8″ larger than the kraft piece. Add the kraft square to the white one with ECD Double Sided Adhesive Tape for a flat card. Cut a piece twice that size and fold in half for a top- or side-fold card.
You can see all the dimension here:
I hope you like it!
If you have any questions/suggestions please leave a comment on this blog post so I can reply to you.
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