Creating a dimensional card requires lots of different cuts & folds. These can be done by hand of course, but sometimes I prefer using the various niftily designed dies that are on the market. Like the Create-a-Card die series by Crealies(.nl). For a demonstration of how to work with these dies, you can check out my free video tutorial for the stepcard I created with Crealies’s Create-a-Card die #8.
Today I’m sharing the dimensional card I created with their Create-a-Card die #18, which is a very playful type of card: I’ve seen several different and very creative ways of decorating these kinds of cards. As for my version, it’s a first try so I kept it fairly simple, but I did want to give the dimensional parts of this card their own decorated background. So I added a second layer of cardstock – as explained in the video below. Added advantage of this double layering is that it creates the look of an actual card when folded closed – for without this second (outside) layer there would be no ‘front’ and ‘back’, only ‘inside’, due to all the cuts & folds that make up the dimensional parts.
Hope this makes sense; in any case, just check out the video below and hopefully you’ll see what I mean, 😉 Anyway, these kind of cards are a fun and welcome variation to add to your general card designs; and even without the die you can make the necessary cuts and score lines fairly easily with a craft knife and a scoring board.
Hope you feel inspired, stay crafty and see you next week! 🙂