Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Give it some dimension!

Kristie here from
Kristie Kreates
I love to add dimension to my cards.
Today I'm going to show you how to add dimension
by layering an image on your cards.
To start I stamped the same image 4 times.
Once on the card base and 3 times on another 
piece of card stock.
I colored the flowers using colored pencils and Gamsol.
You can see here where I will be cutting the flowers into sections.
I finished coloring the flower on the base card
and put a very light blue around the flower on the rest 
of the card base.
I then cut the other 3 flowers into the layers I would be using.
Below I colored the same flower pieces in different colors
to show how they are layered.
For the largest full flower
I used foam tape to adhere it to the card base.
I put it directly over the flower on the card base.
The second piece I put a small piece of foam tape
on the back.  I also used a bit of glue at the bottom of the
piece. The glue adheres it to the flower and the foam tape
gives it the dimension.

The last piece I used glue at the bottom and a piece of 
foam tape for the dimension.
I also used a bit of glue on the upper right and left
to hold down the edges of the petals.
Here is the flower all together, with the different colors
you can see where each piece goes.
Here is the card all put together.
I like the clean and simple look of it.
I could stamp a sentiment on the top half of the 
card when I'm ready to use it, for now, I'm leaving it
It's difficult to get a good picture showing the 
dimension on the card, but I've tried my best.
I hope you can see the dimension in the flower below.
Here's another picture showing the dimension.
This also shows another issue I'm going to deal with.
When you fussy cut a stamped image, the edges of the 
cut pieces are white.
You can see that in this picture.
The solution to this is to take a black marker and run it 
along the edges of the fussy cut pieces,
in essence, coloring the edges of the pieces.
This gives a cleaner, more professional look to the 
finished card.
Below you can see there are no white edges on the flower,
and I think it looks much nicer.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you'll think about giving your cards and 
projects a bit of dimension.

I hope you'll stop by my blog and see what else
I'm up to.
Until next time, have fun crafting!