Whooo Hooo, I was able to do some blog hopping the other day. How fun that was!!! I have missed so many awesome projects. I still have many sites I have not gotten to. I am planning on spending some time tomorrow morning blog hopping again. I don't want to miss reading such great posts and seeing all the projects!
No card today, but a really pretty 3D image. When I found some Thomas Kinkade 3D image sets on Moonstone Treasures I just had to get them. Each set contains 10 images, two each.They have a CD set that contains 3 more sets, which I am sure I will get soon.
This is the first image I made. I sure learned a lot about how to do these 3D images. First, I thought they would be easy to cut out since there really weren't any very small parts. I was wrong. The edges are quite detailed. Having several layers, like the pine tree, cutting each the exact same way was no easy task.
Second, there are some tiny areas. The snowman has a twig arm with a glove on the end. How skinny/tiny that was and a bit hard to cut!!! The lamp also has a pole sticking out on each side that are equally skinny/tiny. Really could not leave them out, otherwise they would only be on the bottom layer. That would make them look out of place.
I also learned that they are not so easy to photograph. They are on shiny paper, kind of like photo paper. I was able to get 4 photos that looked OK.
This first one shows the actual colors of the image. The others came out off, I am thinking it is because the way the light hit them.
Isn't this stunning! And the photo just does not do it justice. The paper really makes the "light" show up like it does on a TK print. I thought of adding some glitter or something, but it looks so pretty as is.
Here you can get and idea of the amount of layers. I lost my biggest dimensionals, so had to use lots of smaller ones. For the bottom 2 layers I used 2 mm high dimensionals. For the rest I used 1 1/2 mm ones.
It really worked out nice that way. I figured that when an item is closer to you, the less depth it has. Also, for things like the chimneys, they would not seem so far separated from the house (if that makes sense)
Yikes, look at all that yellow. The color is so off here. It does show a bit of how the depth of the image looks, which you really can not see in the first photo.
I plan on making sets of Christmas cards to sell in my Etsy store, though I have read that cards really don't sell well. I thought these were so unique that perhaps people would purchase them.
I am not sure what I am going to do with this one. Since it is my first, it is not as good as I think it should be in order to sell it. I am going back and forth between using it for a Christmas card for myself or framing it.
To frame it, I would need a shadow box frame, but not a really deep one. I looked at my local Micheal's, but they only had ones that were something like 2" deep. I think this image would get lost in it. I may be able to add some layers of corrugated board behind it to bring it closer to the front. I'll have to think about how I would mat it also.
Thanks for spending some of your time with me :o)