Tuesday, 6 February 2018

3D Decoupage Technique ft. Altenew

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you are having an amazing week! Today I have a card and process video to share for Altenew's February Inspiration Challenge. The challenge is to make a project inspired by the graphic below (You can read more about the challenge here: Altenew February 2018 Inspiration Challenge).



There were three things about this image that caught my eye: the colours; the blurred background; and the prominent stamen of the flower, so I decided to use all three on my project.







To begin I stamped out the floral image from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set in Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake Ink onto some Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock.  I chose this brown ink because I wanted the stamen to be brown.  I stamped the image three times as I wanted to do a 3D decoupage technique with the flowers.  Each flower ended up having 3 layers.  I used my Prismacolor Pencils to colour in the images (the colours I used are linked in the supplies list below). I only coloured in detail the areas of each image I was planning to cut out (see below for a detailed image on the layers used).  I also stamped some greenery images from the same stamp set in the same Icing on the Cake ink and coloured them using Prismacolor Pencils (colours listed below).




Once I had coloured the sections of each flower I fussy cut out the pieces I would need.  I also cut out the centre of the flowers using a detail craft knife on a cutting mat.  I adhered the layers using 3M Clear Mounting Tape so that you couldn't see white tape when looking from the side.  I also fussy cut out the greenery pieces I had coloured.


For the stamen, I used some 3D stamen pieces from my stash and stained them brown using a Copic Marker refill in E44. I wanted the stamen to really stand out on my finished card as this was one of the main things that caught my attention from the inspiration graphic.  To add the alcohol ink to the stamen, I placed the stamen pieces onto a folded baby wipe and then coated the stamen a few times in the ink.  Once the stamen were dry I folded each piece in half and threaded them through the centre of each flower and taped them in place on the back of the image using regular sticky tape. 



Next, I worked on the background.  I wanted the background to appear blurred so I thought a watercolour look would be great.  I stamped and layered the images from the Altenew Watercolor Wonders stamp set using Altenew Ink cubes (colours listed below).  Once I applied the ink to each stamp I spritzed the stamp with a mini mister.  This was so the images would look more freehand.  I stamped all of these images onto a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper cut to 4 1/4' x 5 1/2". I used the smoother side of the paper as I wanted my stamping to have an even coverage. After all the stamping I set this piece aside to dry. 


 When the background piece was dry I adhered it to a top folding card base cut to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2'. I used a lot of Tombow Mono Multi Glue because my watercolour panel ended up being a little warped.  I set a large acrylic block on top until it dried. 




Once dried, I arranged my floral images in an arrangement that I liked and then took a picture on my phone so that I had a reference for later. 

To make the background more blurred looking and to be more muted I added a piece of vellum cut to 4" x 5 1/4". I also worked out which sentiment I wanted to use, where and how I wanted to add it.  I decided on the sentiment "just because" from the Altenew Painted Greetings stamp set.  I stamped the image in my MISTI directly onto the vellum in my pre-arranged placement and heat embossed it using some gold embossing powder from my stash.  I then added the vellum piece to the background piece using Ranger Multi Matte Medium.  I added the smallest amount to each corner and behind the sentiment.



Using the picture on my phone as a guide, I adhered the greenery pieces to the card base using some Ranger Multi Matte Medium.  I then added the two flowers using some 3M Mounting tape.  I used mounting tape for the flowers due to the bulk from the stamen on the back of each one.  This completes the card for today.



I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and the technique I used for the flowers.  Please leave me a comment below, I love reading the comments.  Also please be sure to check out the video to better understand how I created this card.  If you watch the video and like it, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel to see more card-making videos from me in the future.

Have a fabulous day,

Jodie xx



Supplies Used:

(the items with links are affiliate links. This means that if you use a link to purchase the item I will receive a small commission, but at not cost to you).
  1. Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set
  2. Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake Ink pad
  3. Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
  4. Stampin Up acrylic blocks
  5. Prismascolor sharpener
  6. Prismacolor pencils in: PC917 light peach, PC928 rose farde, PC929 pink, PC930 magenta, PC910 true green, PC909 grass green, PC908 dark green.
  7. EK Success cutterbee scissors
  8. Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  9. 3M mounting tape (clear)
  10. tweezers
  11. cutting matt
  12. blade/craft knife
  13. Copic Refill in E44 Clay
  14. 3D stamen
  15. Altenew Watercolor Wonders stamp set
  16. Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
  17. Altenew Mini Ink Cubes Green Fields Evergreen, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades
  18. Altenew Mini Ink Cubes Red Cosmos Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red
  19. Altenew Mini Ink Cubes Four Scoops Cotton Candy
  20. Tombow mono multi glue
  21. vellum
  22. 3M mounting tape
  23. gold embossing powder
  24. Mini mister
  25. EK success powder embossing tool
  26. Versamark ink pad
  27. MISTI
  28. Heat tool
  29. Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110lb



8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card, the layers are awesome in the coloring is amazing.

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  2. Your card is beautiful! I would have to frame it if I received it. You gave such excellent directions both in the video and your pictures. That certainly is a wonderful idea not to color everything in all the layers when they will be covered up. Thanks for that tip.

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    1. Thank you so much Nina! I must admit, I am super tempted to keep this card and frame it, it is one of my favourites.

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  3. Love the card, love Altenew flower stamps. This is a stamp set just recently purchased and a MUST to use. LOL! Thank you for the inspiration, the colour combo is a fav of mine. Congratulations Jodie for starting a blog, I am now a subscriber and look forward to viewing your lovely content. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Susan! Thank you for subscribing! I hope I can inspire you more in the future :)

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  4. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Top Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

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  5. WOW. The details in this are just breathtaking! Those 3D stamen pieces are a great addition! And your coloring is just spot on! Thank you for joining the Inspiration Challenge at Altenew!

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