Sep 17, 2013

SSS - Tutorial Tuesdays

Hello SWEET friends! Are you ready for another installment of Tutorial Tuesdays?  It's Jessi here to share with you 'how to add dimension' to your card or project. There are so many ways to make your card POP!

My favorite way to add life to a card is paper-piecing. Large images (like the large pinwheel from the 'Wheely Like You' stamp set) make this a simple technique to complete. All you have to do is stamp the image on a variety of papers and cut out the different layers of the image.

Another way to add dimension, is by adding different layers/textures to the design. As you can see below, the thickness of the button, foam letters, layers and the banner adds to the POP factor on the card.

Used is today's card, Wheely Like You:

Do you enjoy paper piecing? Do you have any tips about adding dimension to your projects? We would love to hear your thoughts? And would love to see you projects added to our Flickr group! And since you are uploading you projects to Flickr, why not add the project to Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge (new challenge starts on Wednesdays)!

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  1. Awesome! I also loved how you coordinated the colors & patterns and mixed different fonts! Love your design!

  2. Echoing Tyra - fabulous card! Coordinated papers/colours, different fonts, cool techniques - a whole lot of 'pretty' going on here! Definitely inspired!!

  3. Jessi!! Amazing card!!! Great mix of pattern papers!!!

  4. Jessi, I DO love paper-piecing! It adds so much interest to a card. Other fun ways I like to add dimension to a card (without making it too bulky to mail) are adding Glossy Accents and coloring shadows wth a grey Copic marker around flat images so they look raised. Great post today!

    1. I will one day concur coloring shadows! It is on my crafty bucket list!

  5. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.
    I like to paper piece but do not do it much.
    I play along with the use what you have challenge but do not do flickr (or Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) not enough time in my day...
    Crafty hugs,

  6. Such a fun stamp to paper piece!!! Love the patterns you chose, Jessica!