Monday, October 22, 2012


        I recently found this awesome digi at Designed2Delight.  For whatever reason I became obsessed with creating a 3-D look with this.  My original plan was to do a Diorama card, but as I tried to think of the layout, I wasn't impressed with my ideas.  Then I saw this modified version of a frame card that folds flat.  This seemed perfect for my little city.

      I printed the image out three times.  Colored the main image then cut out and colored the front wall.  I also cut out the small building directly behind the wall and colored it, as well as cutting and coloring the two small buildings one each side of the top building.  I used various size pop ups, and some rolled pot dots to create a 3-D look.

      I have a picture tutorial on the layout and sizes, you can go to the bar at the top of my blog and click on tutorials to see it.   This was a challenge and for sure will go to someone special, but overall it wasn't hard once I figured out my measurements and the paper I wanted to use.  The overall size of the card is 5.5 by 5.5 and because it is a bit thick, due to the 3-D effect and layering, it will need a 6 x 6 envelope for mailing.  Or you could use a padded envelope to protect it more.  It was great fun and to do and I already have ideas for a few more with totally different image in them.

Supplies:  Cardstock, Stampabilities sentiment, Designed2Delight Digi, Snowflake Embellishments, Pop Ups, Copics, Spellbinders, Corner Chomper


  1. Wow! This is a card masterpiece! I am sure the recipient of this card will treasure it forever. I LOVE the 3D effect! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players!

  2. Wow, wow, wow! This card is amazing inside and out! You have blown me away! Great work...the details are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

  3. Wow, what a lot of detail and love went into this card, love it! Thanks for sharing this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

  4. Wow! SO much detail and I just love the 3-d detail. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  5. Amazing detail! Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Oozak challenges.

  6. Oh Sherry the depth on this card is incredible!!! I love how the sentiment on the front leads you right to the beautifully colored and layered image inside. The card design is fabulous!!! Thanks so much for including a tutorial! I will definitely give this one a try!!!

    I just wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful encourager! You leave the sweetest comments just when they are needed most, and I thank you so much!!!

    Hope all is well with you!

  7. This is gorgeous Sherry!! I just love all the dimension, the colors, and your design!! The sparkles, snowflake and sentiment. I will have to try out your tutorial sometime!!

    Your love for the Lord and your talent are evident in all you do!!


  8. This is a fabulous card Sherry. The layering of your image is fantastic & is housed beautifully in the pretty frame. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players. :)


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