Friday, July 27, 2012

4 Ways to Add Dimension to a Project

Card Made with Stampin'UP! Punches and Simply Scored tool.
Take your projects from plain to WOW by adding a little dimension. Paper projects such as cards tend to be 2-dimensioal and flat. You can add a "wow" factor by doing something that gives a little dimension, a little 3D effect. Something that influences the way light reflects off the card. This card showcases 4 different ways you can add dimension.
  1. The first way to add dimension is very simple, use layers!
    Stampin'UP! Simply Scored Scoring ToolThe card base is Very Vanilla, but the bottom is covered with a light brown layer (Stampin'UP! color = Crumb Cake).
    *The sentiment is layered with punched pieces using the Word Window Punch and the Modern Label Punch.
    *The flower focal point consists of layers made using the Decorative Label Punch, the Scallop circle Punch and leaves from the Bird Builder Punch.

  2. The second way to add dimension is to distress the paper
    Did you notice the vertical scoring on the Crumb Cake layer.  Its very subtle but certainly contributes to the dimensional effect when light reflects from the project.

    Stampin'UP! Crochet Trim: Victoria
  3. The third way to add dimension is to add an element that has texture
    On this project that is the ribbon.  This lovely crocheted trim matches the Vanilla cardstock for this project.  It can also be dyed with ink re-fillers to match any of our other gorgeous colors.

  4. The fourth way to add dimension is to use Dimensionals!
    These are little foam adhesive pieces that are sticky on both sides. You use them to physically raise up a part of the project.Card Made with Stampin'UP! Punches and Simply Scored tool.

By the Way: the flower on this card is from the July Promotional set:  Reason to Smile.  This is an exclusive set available only for the month of July. And with a qualifying purchase you can get this lovely 2-step stamp set for only $5.

Shop HERE shop online to add a little dimension to your projects and when your order reaches $50 (before shipping and tax) you qualify for the Reason to Smile Stamp Set (Wood Mount #131274 or Clear Mount #131275)

Feel free to contact me: with any questions about the product used to create the dimension or about the details of the Promotional set.  I'm happy to answer your questions

Happy Stamping

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