Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Get Out Your 3-D Glasses

Do you like 3 dimensional movies? I do. This is a picture of our family at Disney last year before going into a 3D show. It was amazing and so FUN! Hard to believe that was almost a year ago. We had SUCH a good time!

Well, there will be no movie here today, but it's always a good time when you can join us on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog. The challenge this week is to make your project 3 Dimensional. No glasses required! So I hope you can play along.

I'm your sponsor this week with a few goodies from Stampin UP.

When I saw the Recessed Window tutorial a few weeks ago I knew it's what I wanted to do for this challenge. Head on over to Splitcoast for the awesome tutorial. They even have it on video if you are more of a "visual" person. I would also like to add that if you are a bit MEASUREMENT CHALLENGED, "like MOI," (done in my best Miss Piggy voice) you may find it helpful to just cut a 3 1/2" square scrap of cardstock, place it where you would like your window to be and then trace around it. You can then measure in 1/4" from those lines. That will replace step 1. Another thing that worked better for me was just adhering my DP on the front of the card and then using an Exacto knife to cut out the square. I find it very hard to temporarily adhere things and then go back and line everything up again without messing up. Then I tear my paper. Is it just me?!?!

My particular card took me forever!! Not because it was that difficult to construct, but because I just couldn't figure out how I wanted to decorate it. You know how you have a idea and it just doesn't come out the way you pictured? That's what happened. So, many hours later I finally finished and my photo turned out like POO! The card really is prettier than it looks.

Here's another shot. I'm not sure this is any better though.

Let me point out some details. The flowers were embossed with Iridescent Ice on watercolor paper and then....well...watercolored:) My stems are embroidery floss. I just paper pierced holes and then sewed. I definitely need a smaller needle because my holes ended up sooo big. I also made that scalloped square backdrop by following Julie's tutorial HERE.

Please make sure you take some time to enjoy the Design Teams creations! They are located on my left side bar.

Thanks for stopping by today!

What's In It?
Stamps: Wishful Elelgance (Verve), Something to Celebrate (MyCuteStamps)
Ink: Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Versamark
Paper: Afternoon Tea DP, Soft Sky, White, Watercolor
Other Embroidery floss, pretties kit, white satin ribbon (walmart), scalloped edge punch, exacto knife, paper piercer, dimensionals, lace doily punch (MS)


Liza said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, the recessed window is a fab idea.

Liza x

Rachel Bleich said...

Even if you think your picture turned out like poo, I still think it shows what a beautiful card! Great eye for detail and patience must be one of your virtues! I think I will have to try the recessed window card now. Thanks!

Carly said...

So pretty! Love the fabulous flowers!

Anonymous said...

Great card Nikki ;0)

Janneke X

Justine said...

This is so beautiful, love the pearls in the center of each flower. I like the first photo.