Hi folks, Jenny here! How do you typically add dimension to your projects? My go-to is usually foam squares and foam tape, or even fun foam! Today I’m going to show you two fun options for creating dimension with the stamps from the Hedgehog Hollow January Subscription box.
For my first card, I was inspired by the sheet of foiled kraft patterned paper in the box. I trimmed it down to A2 and adhered it directly to a white notecard.
To mimic the paper, I stamped the large and small eight-pointed star stamps onto a panel of kraft cardstock. I used embossing ink, and heat embossed them in WOW! Embossing powder in Metallic Rich Pale Gold, which was an excellent match for the foil strips on the paper.
I trimmed out the stars using my Cutterbees and adhered one large and one small star directly onto my panel, lining them up with the pattern on the paper to make it even. I then added another little star with foam tape directly over the first, rotating it to create a 16 point star. On the larger star, I added one more large star, turned as before. I then added two small stars – both rotated on each other. Between each layer, I added foam squares, which creates fabulous dimension.
The sentiment is from Simple Strips by Taylored Expressions, heat embossed on white in Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder, to create a tone on tone look, and added on top of the smaller star with foam tape. As a finishing touch, I added a glittered gem into the center of my large star but otherwise kept it pretty clean and simple – but with lots of dimension.
My next card creates the illusion of dimension using a little embossing powder trick. Using my MISTI, I stamped the large sentiment from the box into the center of a panel of grey cardstock using embossing ink, and heat embossed it with WOW! Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder. I then shifted the cardstock in the MISTI ever so slightly, and reinked half of the stamp from the bottom up, dabbing off a little in the middle with my finger. I then heat embossed with WOW! Primary Ebony. This creates this fun, dimensional shadow look!
To create the rest of the panel, I used Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, and Picked Raspberry, and stamped the images all over panel from the stamp sets included in the box, in some cases, inking up the stamps in multiple colors. The heat embossing resists the ink, so no need to mask! You can just give it a wipe with a micro-fiber cloth at the end. As a finishing touch, I added some Nuvo Vintage Drops and Crystal Drops to co-ordinate and then popped the entire panel up on a card base.
So there you have it, two different ideas to add dimension to your cards, in two very different ways!