CASEing the Catty #243 – Turning a Card into a 3D Project

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What a fabulous CASE-ing the Catty theme we have for you this week – CASE any card from the Annual Catalogue and turn it into a 3D project.


So many possibilities! I had a few things in mind but ended up making something that was nothing like those – as often happens on the creative journey! My finished creation ended up being almost an accident. I was using the beautiful new Feels Like Frost DSP for my ESAD Holiday Sneak Peek post earlier today, and had that out on my desk already. I’ve been dying to use the Capture the Good stamp set (since a camera stamp is pretty much as perfect as it gets for me) and there are these two projects which I have wanted to CASE for ages but haven’t found the right fit for.

So what I ended up making was a tri-fold card which has an acetate panel in the front to look like a camera lens and to reveal the image behind it.


The front of this card has several layers to achieve this. The base card is 12″ by 5 3/4″, scored on the long side at 4″ and 8″ to make the tri-fold.


I’ve then stamped and coloured the camera image on Whisper White, stamped another on an acetate window sheet, and cut the circle from the camera image, front matt layer of subtle embossed Basic Grey cardstock, and the front flap of the card using a die from the layering circles.  I have layered the front with the base card then the acetate on top, then the front matt, then the fussy cut camera image. This gives the front of the card some weight and dimension and makes the lens part of the camera (the window sheet) sit in between the layers which is a really nice effect from the front and inside of the card.


The inside is very simply just a sheet of this stunning paper cut to fit.


It’s such fun that you can see the image peeking through the front and then you open up to reveal the whole scene.


I just love the way that the colours of the DSP show through the front window – it looks like it is glowing when you get the light on it.



While this project isn’t 3D in the strictest sense I’m going to defend my sticking to the brief by saying that a tri-fold fancy fold card is 3 dimensional!! This was such a fun card to make and I love how it came together. I think it’s the perfect pairing of this stamp set and the photo-realistic DSP.


This is such a fun challenge so get your creative juices flowing, make something and share it with us on the Case-ing the Catty Challenge Facebook page.

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Hop on over next to see what card Peta has transformed this week.

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3 thoughts on “CASEing the Catty #243 – Turning a Card into a 3D Project

  1. Your card is amazing! I love how you get the colour from the DSP through the lens cap but can’t really see the images clearly so that when you open it up, you get a surprise to see this beautiful paper.

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