Friday, December 6, 2013

3-D Skullz

Hey everybody! As a Bombshell Stamps guest designer, I'm doing this week's Fabulous Friday Tutorial on 3-D paper piecing! Check out my tutorial HERE! I kept it simple for teaching purposes, but it's guaranteed fun! ;)

I chose the awesome Sugar Skulls stamp set to create my 3-D Skullz note card. I actually incorporated several different techniques - the black magic color pencil technique, positive/negative stamping, and of course 3-D paper piecing.

The black magic color pencil technique is merely stamping on black cardstock with white ink and coloring the image with colored pencils. Positive/negative stamping is stamping part of your image on black cardstock in white ink and the other part on white cardstock in black ink. And 3-D paper piecing is stamping multiple times, cutting some of the images out and layering them with 3-D foam pads, which was the subject of my tutorial.

Check out this angled view... I really do like how this turned out! The white skulls are so dynamic on this dark floral background! I left the inside blank since this is a note card.

I've love to enter my 3-D Skullz into the following challenges:

  • Paper and More black cardstock; Hammermill white cardstock; DCWV hot pink cardstock (have had this hot pink cardstock for at least 4 years)
  • Bombshell Stamps Sugar Skulls stamp set
  • SweetStamps white dye ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Crayola Twistables colored pencils (have had this set of colored pencils for at least 5 years)
  • Tiny white flat-back pearls

Hope you have found some inspiration to give 3-D paper piecing a try! And to get your mojo going, be sure to check out all that Bombshell Stamps has to offer! You will surely find some stamps you'll wonder how you've gone this long without! ;)



  1. Oh that is super cool. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. Wow! What a strikingly beautiful card! I lobe the way you popped those skulls! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  3. Very Rock chick! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  4. Very cool card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  5. This is certainly different, Leslie, very striking! The black magic technique is gorgeous and makes a perfect background for the skulls. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  6. Very cool! Thanks for participating in our Anything but a Christmas card challenge at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon.

  7. Very cool card! I love those dimensional skulls and your design. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  8. Unusual card, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  9. Gorgeous card and image, thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight xx

  10. Super cool card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie's challenge.
    Fiona x

  11. What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!


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