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:
- Pile It On Challenge: #48 - P is for... Pencils (colored pencils, that is!)
- Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog: Challenge 81 - Anything Goes!
- Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
- Crafty Creations Challenges: #251 - Anything EXCEPT Christmas
- Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog: Use Old Stash... 21st Challenge
- Crafty Girls Challenges: Challenge 7 - Anything Goes
- Stamping Sensations: December Challenge - Free and Easy
- 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! ;)