The April Technique Blog Hop is focusing on adding dimension to your projects, and I have some cards and a scrapbook layout to share with you. (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Michelle's blog. From here, you'll visit Wendy's blog next.) First up are my cards, which all use the Eat Play Love collection paired with the April stamp of the month, Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings.
My first card is for my fabulous sister-in-law. I began by inking the two flower springs of the boot stamp in Lemonade and then inking the two foliage springs in Avocado then stamping the image onto the White Daisy rectangle. Next, I stamped the boot on scrap White Daisy in Candy Apple then cut it out carefully. I used 3D foam squares to pop the red boot onto the focal image panel. I added some faux stitching with my black journaling pen to add a little weight to the panel and to have three pops of black on my card.
My second card uses a similar technique to create a bird house. I stamped the house in Candy Apple on the main panel and then added the Lagoon cutout with 3D foam tape. For the flowers, I stamped them first in Avocado ink on the main panel, then stamped the flower part on scrap with Candy Apple, fussy cut, and adhered. Can you see the sparkle that I added for the bird house hole?
This card is my "chicken house" card. I stamped the house in Toffee and then the bird in Lemonade on the main panel. Once again, I stamped the bird on scrap, fussy cut, and added with a piece of 3D foam tape. It was easy to ink up and stamp the "ME" of the sentiment, clean my stamp, and the ink/stamp the "HO" above it to spell home in a square instead of straight across my card.
Finally, I have a layout share. This first image is the "before" without added embellishments and dimension.
The "after" includes my title and dimensional embellishments:
I used my Everyday Wishes stamp set and Thin Cuts of my title and stamped images.
After stamping the "happy" frame on the Lemonade Thin Cut piece with Lagoon, I overstamped the "happy" outline in black. I repeated the process on scrap Lemonade cardstock and then fussy cut each letter. I used my thin 3D foam tape to adhere the letters on top of the frame.
It was fun to color parts of some of my Eat Play Love wooden shapes with my aqua Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Marker (medium) to add further dimension and texture to my layout.
My final embellishment cluster used a combination of stamped image (stamped in Fern and colored with Spectrum Noir markers- even the bitty sparkle flower centers were colored yellow!), Eat Play Love wooden shapes, and black burst adhesives.
Thanks for letting me share these projects with you. I hope I've inspired you to add some dimension to your projects! I'd love a comment before you hop next to Wendy's blog to continue the Dazzling Dimension Technique Blog Hop.