My name it Trudy - AKA True :)
I created this tutorial for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog.
Hope you like it!
Sometimes we just have to doodle!
Have you ever wanted to turn that doodle into a 3D image for a card? It is a little tough redrawing all of the layers right?
You don't have to be a computer or graphics whiz to be able to do this a little easier!
The "Cat and Pumpkins" card above is one of my sketches. I will walk you through a few steps that you can follow to be able to turn your own design into a "digital" image of sorts. You don't even need special programs or digital drawing pads!
First, sketch your image in pencil.
You will want the final lines to be fairly dark.
Then scan your image and save it to your desktop or special folder. Now open up MS Word or any "Paint" or "Photo" type program. I used Word here because most of us have it.
Insert your picture into the document.
Re-size it to the size you want to use on your project.
Copy and paste as many images as you would like to "pop" for that 3D look we all love. The card shown here has 4 layers.
Print it out on heavy white cardstock. (If you might want to use this image again, make sure and save your document and next time all you will have to do is print!)
Color your images. If you are still coloring all of your "popped" layers...STOP! It saves a lot of time if you just paint what shows on each later and it also helps your adhesives stick better. Refer to the picture below to see what I mean.
You can outline the image if you want the "stamped" look. I did the cat but left the pumpkins without outlines so you can see the difference it makes.
Cut your main image out however you would like. I used a Nestabilities die for mine.
Then cut out all of your pieces that will be popped.
Use dimensional tape or dots to adhere them together.
Add sparkle and shine if you would like, attach it to your card, and voila...a card with your own artwork on it!
I hope you will all try this out to see how amazing YOUR inner artist can be. I would love to see what you come up with!
If you create something with this technique, please come back to this tutorial post and attach a link to your project on your blog so I can come visit you!
If you found it useful, please leave a comment below so I will know to do more tutorials! ;)