Thursday, March 14, 2013

3D Shamrock Card

One final green push before St. Patty's Day on Sunday....

Today I wanted to share a fun way to add some dimension to your card without having to buy those expensive 3-D stickers.

First I started off by spritzing up a sheet of cardstock with various shades of green ink....

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Cut a 2" x 11" strip off the sheet of cardstock.  One 8.5x11" sheet will make 4 of these shamrocks or you can use the extra green paper for other projects.

Stamp the green strip of cardstock with a few "Irish" feel stamps.  All of these stamps are by Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. 

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Now make a crease every 1" of the cardstock.

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Accordion fold the strip of paper so you're left with a nice little bit ~ approx. 1"x2".  Draw 1/2 a shamrock on the top of the stack as shown in the photo.

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Now cut away the excess paper but be sure not to cut through the folds!  This is very important...if you do you'll have lots of individual shamrocks instead of a chain!

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Once you've cut away all of the excess you'll be left with a nifty little chain of shamrocks!  Since the paper was 11" long you'll end up with a half shamrock at the end.  Simply snip this end off.

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Flip the shamrock chain over and add glue on every fold but the first half and last half on the chain.  (where the X's are add glue)

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Smoosh all of the halves back together and you'll end up with a cute little 3 D shamrock!  Now all you have to do is ink up the edges and it's all ready to be added to a card, scrapbook layout, gothic arch or ATC, etc.

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And here it is on my card....
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Fun huh?
It really kicks your card up a notch or two with this simple little addition!

1 comment:

  1. Bellissimo il tuo Blog..... quante belle cose spiegate molto bene...grazie! ciao dall'Italia


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