Thursday, December 8, 2011

3 Cards, 1 Image

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you the adorable Dolly Dingle 3D Image < (link directly to Dolly Dingle) from Nicecrane Designs. Such cutie pie image using the Campbell Soup type girl images.(remember them?)  I love Ignacios' images and paper as well as making 3D images, as you all know. Well, I just could not wait to use this wonderfully adorable Dolly Dingle.

I had so much fun with her, I ended up making 3 different cards. I am only going to show you the outside of the cards since I did not take the time yet to do the inside. I was enjoying her just to much!

On this card I think I may have added to many pearls (is that possible, lol) Believe it or not, I find putting on pearls and jewels quite relaxing now that I discovered the bottle and tip that makes tiny dots of glue. You can see what bottle I am talking about in my post HERE. The top layer just under the embellies is a patterned paper with some very pale pink swirls. I just could not get it to show up well, so the layer looks white.
For my first card, I used the image as the directions indicate. Isn't she just so cute.

This is the first time I have made the green twirls to use with the flowers. Ever since the first time I saw someone use them, I have been wanting to use them too. I had no idea how to make them or where to buy them though. I asked one blogger but she never got back to me. Finally, I found a blog where she told how to make them. I wish I could remember whose blog it was, but I don't and did not book mark it for some reason.
TIP: It is so simple, I felt silly for not thinking of it. You simply twist the stem of the flower on a small round tool, such as an embossing tool (which is what I used) I am not sure if others leave the stem on the flowers or not, but I cut mine off and then twisted them. This gives the ability to put them where ever you want.
Here you can see the layers on the image. They are big enough to make cutting them out easy. I used quite a thick card stock to print it out on, which left the edges showing white. I simply used my Copic C3 marker around all the edges before adhering them.
For this card, I printed the image out 2 times. Both of them fit on one sheet when I cropped off the directions. I made it as the directions indicated, then took it one step further. Using the second set of the image pieces, I cut them down even more. An example would be just the rim and flowers on the hat and just the toe part of the shoes. This made the image have 5 layers.

Once I was finished with this card, I still had one of the bottoms of the image left. I decided to use it for a "flat" card. Again, the paper is not showing the colors correctly. The plain paper is actually Old Olive from SU. I have no idea why it looks kind of grey. Hmmm...This new camera just may be to full of bells and whistles for me. I did finally figure out the "white" setting, but I guess getting the correct colors to show is another setting...sigh.

All 3 cards are so similar, making them was quite easy since the designing part was done with the first one. AND....WOW...MIRACLE OF MIRACLES...I found the perfect paper for all three in the first paper pack I picked up!!!

The dragonflies are from Penny Duncan who has a store on Etsy. She sells the finished dragonflies as well as some butterflies. She also has directions on how to make them if you prefer to do so. I prefer to purchase the finished ones, lol. The tutorial included free cut files so you don't even have to cut them out by hand. How great is that! What a sweet person she is. You can find the tutorial HERE. OK, not only that!!! She has loads of free cutting files for you to down load and enjoy. Check out her blog HERE.

Phew...This post is a bit longer than my usual posts, so if you stuck with me...THANK YOU :o) I hope you like the 3 ways to use this image.

Have a super duper week...HUGS...Sandy O


Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwwww,Sandi,,,,so adorable cards,,,,so cute,,,so unique,,, i love the 3D effect you aply to my Dolly Dingle,,,,and all over the fascinating ornaments you added....., You are really so creative,,,,,,,,,very well done my friend.

Besthobbyeva said...

This card is simply gorgeous. I don't think you added too many pearls, I think they look perfect!! You did a great job with them. Thanks for all the helpful tips too!!


Kel said...

Great job! This card is absolutely incredible!

Kel said...

Great job! This card is absolutely incredible!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, each card is just fabulous!! The details you added are stunning!! I love the sweet Dolly image and the flowers and dragonflies are beautiful! And you could never use too many pearls :)


Leslie Miller said...

Super cute image and fabulous 3-D effect! Love how pretty and sweet these cards are!

Favorite Favors said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is she!?! I love these cards

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