Happy Friday! It's Simone here and today I thought I'd share with you all a picture tutorial on how to create some fun 3D embellishments like the heart on my card below.
Now there are actually two different ways you can get what I like to call 3D stamped embellishments just like this. Today, I'm sharing with you the really easy way - the score, fold and layer technique. The second way you can create 3D stamped embellishments is by what I like to call the "accordian fold" technique. I promise to show you that one in more detail in the future.
First what I do is I stamp my images, in this case the gorgeous Four Hearts Cling Stamp set onto some some Hero Arts layering paper. I've chosen to use Aubergine, Iris and Snow. The snow cardstock piece is going to be my card base, so I have stamped one of the hearts onto this as a base and guide for my other hearts to adhere to.
Before I go any further with my hearts, I then also stamp my sentiment onto my card base panel. It's easier to stamp this first because once the 3D heart is assembled it gives the card height making it harder to line up and stamp a sentiment where you want it.
Next I cut each of the hearts out and score a line down them from point to point, and fold them in half. I chose to only use three of the four hearts in the end but you can really use as many as you like! It all comes down to personal preference.
To adhere them all to each other I ran bit of Ranger Glossy Accents down the back of the fold line and adhering it to the fold line of the next heart, and so on. To adhere the last heart to the heart on the card base, you just use the same technique - add some glossy accents to the fold line. Then once the glue has set all you need to do is bend each heart to how you want them stand (ie distance wise from each other). To finish off my card I adhered my card base panel to a folded card base I had earlier dry embossed before finally adding some little pearl hearts.
And that's it! Your done! Here is a close up of how the heart looks.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask :)
Enjoy your Friday and have a wonderful weekend!