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Valerie Ward

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards

Hi crafters! It’s Valerie here today with two Christmas cards to show how to add a dimensional hillside landscape on them with the help of our various adhesives.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The two cards are very similar, but a little different, too. However, the way I used my Scrapbook Adhesives products on them is exactly the same.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Step 1

The first step is to die cut your main pieces for the front of the card base. The large die is called a Hillside Cover die (it fits perfectly on an A2 sized card); I used it to die cut a piece of sparkly white cardstock. Then I used a thin banner die to die cut a regular piece of white cardstock for my sentiment to be stamped on.


Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Step 2

Here is where I pull out my wonderful Foam Squares! To create the dimension I wanted, I used 2 different sets of Foam Squares: 3D Foam Squares White Mix and Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I need both the thin AND the regular thicknesses of the Foam Squares because I wanted the hills to pop out gradually. You can see in this next photo how I applied the thicker ones (I cut them in half) in the center of the hills, and the thinner ones on the ends of the hills to bring the hill depth back down to a flat surface level. Then I used my E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser adhesive for the rest of the surface.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

In these next two photos, you’ll see the desired dimension I achieved (you might wonder why the cardstock isn’t sparkly; well, the original photos I took didn’t show up on my camera for some reason, so I re-did the step with regular white cardstock).

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Doesn’t that dimensional hillside look fun?!

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Step 3

In this next step, I need to adhere the little images down to the “hills.” I started this process thinking I would only need Adhesive Dots Micro3D Foam Squares White Mix, and Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.


Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Here is where I quickly realized the Adhesive Dots Large would come in handy for the bigger areas on the backs of these images.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

On the back of the train’s motor unit image, I wanted to attach the train conductor, so I used  E-Z Dots Refillable Permanent Dispenser for this step.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Here’s what she looks like after she’s attached on the back (so cute!).

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

For attaching all the images, because of the different depths on the card front, I needed to use various adhesives. On this specific piece, even though it is small, I used 3 different adhesives: 3D Foam Squares White MixThin 3D Foam Squares White Mix, and Adhesive Lines.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Step 4

The last piece to attach is the banner with a sentiment on it. I used Adhesive Lines for this.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

These three pieces worked perfectly.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Here is the banner attached to the front of the card.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The card is complete now, and in this image, you can see what the scene looks like, and how the images look after being placed on the dimensional hills:

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Card 1 Completed

The first card has Santa, elves, reindeer, and the train. I did not add sequins to this one.

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Card 2 Completed

On this second card, I chose to use only reindeer and multiple Santas. I also added a bunch of sequins with my Adhesive Dots Micro.


Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Dimensional Hillside Christmas Cards by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I hope you enjoyed, have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!
Valerie

Creative Time: 45 minutes per card
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:

E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refill
3D Foam Squares White Mix
Adhesive Dots Micro
Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Dots Refillable Permanent Dispenser
E-Z Dots Permanent Refill
Adhesive Dots Large
Adhesive Lines

Other Products Used: hillside etched die, mini Santa & reindeer stamps & coordinating dies, coloring medium & marker coloring paper, holiday sentiment stamp & sentiment banner die, sparkle cardstock, clear &/or white sequins, embossing ink, gold embossing powder, embossing heat tool, die cutting machine.

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