Monday, April 13, 2015

Cards with alternate dimension!

Hi, everybody! Suzanne here from the Facebook Inspiration Team to share a couple of cards that I made recently. I challenged myself to come up with alternate ideas for adding dimension without using foam tape or a lot of layers.

My first card uses Lawn Fawn's Bugs and Kisses. I made some custom paper by stamping the bugs in brown ink on kraft card stock, then added some shadows to each bug. I like the effect because it looks like the bugs are popping up off of the background, when they really aren't!

To make the worm in a jar, I stamped the jar, worm and branch on a transparency with permanent ink. I stamped another worm and jar lid on white card stock, then colored them both in. Both pieces are attached to the back of the transparency.

My second card features a scene that I created with the Love You S'More set. It took a while to color everything, but I'm so happy with the final result! 

I planned the background by first stamping the flames and the bear. I masked the flames and the bear and drew in light pencil lines where I wanted to stamp the background line of trees and color in the ground where the bear is sitting.

After coloring the moon and sky, I heat embossed some stars and used a blender pen to push the color around the stars so they each have a glow.

What's your favorite way to add dimension to your cards? Don't forget that there's still time to enter the current Lawnscaping challenge. Click HERE to go to the post where you can get all of the details on the challenge and link up your entry! (One lucky winner will receive a $25 store credit to Ellen Hutson's online store!) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! For more info on the cards I've shared with you today, please visit my blog!


  1. Wow! I was definitely thinking of window cards, embossing paste, thread, enamel dots, and all sorts of other things. I forgot about shading! Haha.

  2. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love how you created the illusion of dimension without using foam tape. Beautiful coloring too!! :)

  3. Both these cards are stunning! Adore both backgrounds.


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