Monday, February 3, 2014

3-D Effects from Flat Die Cuts

Do you love to have dimension in the projects you make? Then this video might contain your next bit of inspiration.

Today's video is DIY: Easy 3-D Effects. The CTMH Corp. description is "Ever wanted to turn a flat Cricut® shape into a 3-D element but didn't know how? Watch the video to learn how easy it is to create beautiful 3-D embellishments from flat Close To My Heart Cricut® Artbooking shapes. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3-D!"

Products featured in the video:
Some of the tips mentioned in the video:
  • center your die cuts over the groove in your Surecut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (Z1783) and use a Bone Folder (Z1204) in the groove to score the paper and create crisp folds
  • the ornaments were created with four flat shapes scored down the middle and glued together using Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • the heart garland has nine hearts along the length of twine and each was created with three flat shapes; some hearts were stamped before scoring; only score two of the die cuts as the third will be used as a base
  • place adhesive (to the wrong side of the paper) on one folded side of a heart and attach the other folded heart
  • lay the flat heart (base) on your table, add some adhesive, lay the twine on top and attach the folded hearts
  • the film strip book on the mini album page is from the Artbooking cartridge
  • cut two film strip die cuts
  • before scoring the film strips, back the squares with cardstock in a color that coordinates with your project
  • score between the openings on the film strip and where you have it backed with cardstock you may need to score a little harder
  • staple the film strip book along the back edge (single layer, fold, single layer, single layer, fold, single layer) after embellishing
  • in the middle of the completed film strip book, add some washi tape over the "binding" to give it a more finished look

I don't know about you, but this makes me look at banners in a fresh light. And I cannot wait to try the film strip idea.

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