Saturday, September 21, 2013

Diorama Card Tutorial!

Have you seen the adorable new Makey Bakey Mice Collection????  They are adorable AND there is a papercrafting CD-ROM for both the Everyday collection and the Christmas Collection.  Designer Stephanie Severin made a sweet little diorama card using the Everyday CD-ROM.

Here's how she made it...

One of the fun designs on the new Makey Bakey Mice Everyday CD-ROM is a Diorama Card.  I had never made one before, so I thought I'd show you how I assembled this design.

All of the pieces of the card print out on a single page of cardstock. I cut out each piece and then started assembly.  First step was to score the back of the card along the lines using my Ulimate Tool from Crafter's Companion.

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Next do the same with the front, scoreing in the opposite direction (the front piece has the doirama window).

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Next I attached a solid panel to the back of the card using Extra Strong Permanent Adhesive from Crafter's Companion (this stuff is seriously permanent, so it's really good for a card like this that has movement).

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Next, I placed the front on top of the back and flattened out the design, so I could determine where to place the focal image.  I used the same adhesive and attached that panel to the back.

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Next I attached the front to the back using the two pieces on each end, leaving the center open.  I attached the sentiment to the front & layered on pieces to my central image for dimension.

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Here's another view of those layers ... they add so much.

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Next I cut out the button embellishments and placed them at the corners.  I liked the contrast of the darker buttons, so I added two small strips of dark brown cardstock to help frame my design a bit more.

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Here's the finished design.

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And another view that shows the diorama design and layers a bit more.


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It's such a fun design since it folds flat for mailing, but pops open when removed from the envelope.

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1 comment:

Sylvia Rivera said...

I love this card!! What a wonderful tutorial, I must give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.