Monday, March 31, 2008

Snips & Snails - Baby Boy Paper Tole Layers Tutorial

Today's challenge over at Split Coast was to use Paper Tole - where you stamp your image several times - cut out the main features and stack them one on top of the other to create depth.

I took pictures of the process as I made my card so that you could see how it was done.

Here is the finished product - where I layered the top of the outfit twice, and the pants once. I then added another layer of the cuffs and pockets .

First, I stamped my image by Lockhart Stamps 3 times on vanilla card stock.
Then I colored in all three images with my Stampin Up Sage Shadow marker.

Next, I cut out 2 of my images, separating the top and bottom of the outfit. You can see my small detail scissors that I used. I highly recommend getting small scissors for cutting out small items. It is much easier to cut around the small angles and pieces with them. Note: When I was done - I decided to add a top layer of pockets - so I stamped my outfit another time on a piece of vanilla cs and colored it in and cut out the pockets.

Here you can see that I cut the cuffs off one pair of pants and put the dimensional foam pieces on the back of two tops, one pair of pants and one set of cuffs. I didn't use the other piece of pants. Then I removed the backings on the dimensionals (I use Stampin Up Dimensionals - I find them to be the best) and attached them over the first stamping.

You can see all my layers here on this side view. This is when I decided it would look better to add another layer of pockets.

Here it is finished - with all the layers of designer paper and card stock. I punched the corners of the image and panel with my corner punch. I also doodled the edges of the image as well as the card, added the ribbon and heated it with my hot gun to curl it.
The instructions for the challenge said that this is easy - it just requires patience and good cutting skills - and they were right. But the outcome is well worth the effort - don't you think? I love the look of this dimensional card and I'm sure that I'll try it with other images. And each time I try it - I'll get better at cutting out the small pieces!

Thanks so much for coming by to see my card - have a great night and see you tomorrow!
Stamps: Lockhart Stamps

Inks: Pitch Black Adirondack

Paper: Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla - SU, DP: Autumn Leaves All Occasion Pack
Supplies: small scissors, black Prismacolor Marker, Sage Shadow SU marker, dimensionals, corner rounder, ribbon: Martha Stewart, hot gun


Deb said...

This is adorable, love the layers but it does look like a lot of work! but like you said worth it in the end! Great card Julie!

Allison said...

I just found your blog...where have I been? You have some terrific creations and I love your tutorials! I have linked your latest tutorials up here so others can see too!

Debbie Olson said...

Great layering, and beautiful, soothing colors, Julia! You have so many lovely projects on your blog; I've just added you to my bloglist--hope that's okay!

LeAnne said...

So cute! What an adorable image and a great tutorial! Love that doodling, too!

Sunshine said...

Julia, another great tutorial. Thanks, for the great pics. This is such a cute little card and your cutting is great, too. Thanks for the idea of heating the ribbon to make it curl.....Phyllis

Linsey said...

What a cutie pie! This card is adorable, Julia and what a super tutorial! I seriously did not know what this term meant until Monday's challenge--then I said *oh, I know what that is, I do it sometimes* hehe! But this visual makes is so much more easy to comprehend and is most inspiring! You are just great to share it! hugs and hopin' you're done with taxes!

dpkennedy said...

This is so cute! I love the dimension! Great card!

And Debbie Olson added you to her bloglist! Woo hoo!

Deb Neerman said...

Wowza, Julia!!! What an amazing project! And the tutorial is just wonderful; thanks so much for sharing this!!