Amped up 3D

Hi friends - happy Friday!

I have been following Marta for quite some time and am always in AWE of her creations, so many details! I watched one of her videos recently and just couldn't believe how effortless she made it look. I have a dear friend with a birthday, she loves pink; I came across these papers in an older Simon Says Stamp kit and knew I wanted to try my hand. Lots of learning curves! :D

I started by die cutting all my pieces of designer paper, then sponging everything - it's a super light color, MFT Grout Gray; I did add a bit of MFT Kraft also. I then distressed all those layers, added fun foam to the striped and polka dot panel; but before adhering those layers, I added some gesso to the very base layer, you can see it peeking out the sides. Then I used a Tim Holtz mini stencil and some translucent texture paste for the polka dot panel. I thought that alone sure was pretty.

The pink flower has been in my stash for years - *GULP* - but it sure came in handy! I then die cut leaves from MFT's Layered Leaves, and longer leaf branches from Simon Says Stamp Believe in the Season, typically a more winter/Christmas themed stamp set - but seriously, you can make these images work ANY TIME! The longer leaf stems I again stamped with either MFT Grout Gray (white card stock images) or Kraft (natural card stock images); I cut all the leaves from Neenah 80 lb. white and MFT Natural. Once everything was die cut, I searched my stash for things I might use, twine, stickers, etc. I adhered everything with Tombow Mono Multi to give me a bit of wiggle room to place pieces. I then just began adding and adding. :D Yeah - it'll never fit in an envelope - LOL!

Left Side

Right Side


Once I THOUGHT I was done, I added 3 stickers, painted some gesso on the pink flower, watered down some white paint and splattered it everywhere and then at the last minute, I added the mini clothespin.

I was a complete mess when I finished but boy I sure love the finished product, I hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT weekend!


Stamps: Right at Home Script Greetings (inside)
Inks: MFT Grout Gray, MFT Kraft, MFT Hot Fudge
Papers: Designer paper from SSS card kit, Neenah 80 lb. white, MFT Natural
Accessoriestranslucent texture pasteTim Holtz mini stencil, PPP Marshmallow Confetti, clothespin from Michael's, MFT Layered Leaves dies, Simon Says Stamp Believe in the Season die, Tim Holt wish ticket, heart dies - sorry, not sure who makes these, twine, fun foam, PTI A2 Vertical Scalloped die, Double Stitched Frames

  PP384 - any shade of pink

1 comment:

  1. Michelle the dimension and detail on your card is just fabulous! I feel like I could sit and look at it for hours, each time I look at it I notice something new. Fabulous! Thanks for joining my shades of pink challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


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