Monday, April 11, 2016

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Creating Dimension

Happy creative Monday, friends! Let's learn a little something here at the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!

This week we're going to learn about Creating Depth with Dimension.

Though flat cards are desirable for mailing, it's always fun to add some depth to our designs. You can always send your little masterpieces of love in a padded envelope or hand deliver them if you're worried about them getting crushed, but in the meantime, let's have some fun!

Today's video will give you insight into how to create little bits of artistic dimension to your creations. Stephanie shares a nifty way to do just that! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch it on YouTube. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you don't miss a single tutorial!

The final product is super sweet! I remember the days before coordinating die cuts when I would sit on my couch and trim images. It's a fun way to relax and create!

Let's take a look at a few examples of other creative ways to incorporate dimension in your designs. 

Karolyn went about creating some dimension by embossing the panel with the Pierced Heart STAX Die-namics using an embossing pad. Embossing adds easy and flat dimension (is that an oxymoron?). Her Upsy-Daisy flowers are popped up on foam adhesive for more dimensional fun!

Beautiful Day Card by Karolyn Loncon featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Spring Wreath stamp set, and the Pierced Heart STAX, Ups-Daisy, and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

The dimension created in Barbara's design is two-fold. Her use of the Wonky Chevron stencil adds some depth to the card base, and the sunny circle is layered behind the main panel to create even more dimension. It all fits perfectly with the images and sentiment from the Polynesian Paradise stamp set!

Hello Sunshine Card by Barbara Anders featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, the Blueprints 13, Blueprints 20, and Inside & Out Stitched Circle Die-namics, and the Wonky Chevron stencil #mftstamps

Julia is known for her lovely layered designs, and this one doesn't disappoint! Like Barbara, she cuts a window in the main panel (with the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Die-namics), and pops up the main panel with a little bit of foam tape. The I'm Tweet on You images are dimensional as well with foam tape backing. 

Out on a Limb Card by Julia Stainton featuring the I’m Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics, the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows and Stitched Mini Scallop Square Die-namics, and the Cascading Scallop Stencil #mftstamps

Now it's your turn to create a card with dimension. You'll be pleased with the results! Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you post your projects online. We can't wait to see what you've made!

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