14.10.18

3 D Snowglobe Card Tutorial

3 D snowglobe Card
Hi friends...sharing a fun and adorable 3 D Pop Up Card  featuring a mermaid swimming amongst the dolphins in the bubbly blue ocean!
3 D snowglobe Card
This is a 4 layered 3 D card which folds completely flat for mailing / storage and stands beautifully for display.
3 D snowglobe Card
When I first shared  this design of a  3 D Snowglobe  Card I got so many requests for a Tutorial so for the Tutorial post , instead of making the same card again...I varied the theme , keeping the mechanism the same.

3 D Snwoglobe Card Tutorial 
Diecut 2-4 snowglobe shapes depending on how many layers you want. Keep one as it is if you want to stamp on the back most layer and diecut windows in the rest.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
I stamped a mermaid [ from Whimsy stamps]on the back-most snowglobe layer and created a seagreen and turqoise background for her and stamped in a few bubbles[using a Crealies  stamp] .The little mermaid was colored with Zig Watercolor Brush Pens  and glittered in places to give a magical shimmer
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Add acetate to the snowglobe diecuts with windows. Acetate helps give strength to the layers and is a nice backdrop to stick your diecut/ stamped embellishments.
I dressed up  Memory Box  waves and dolphins with Distress Inks  and added them to 2 snowglobe layers.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
I didn't have any seaweeds but this Heartfelt creations  fish stamp had such nice flowing fins which were snipped and used as seaweeds for my little mermaid to swim amongst!
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Keep all your elements flat and dont add too many big diecuts/ stamped images.
Once you have decorated all your layers you can assemble them.
Here is how you make the connecting pop up mechanism
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
You need one pair of tabs to connect one pair of snowglobes. For a 4 layered 3 D snowglobe you need to make 6 tabs each measuring  1¼  x  1½ inches. Score on the 1½ inch side every ½ inch and fold on the scorelines as shown below.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Stick on the pop up tabs as shown on the base of the snowglobe. Position it in such a way that it doesn't jut beyond the margins . The tabs are glued in such a way that their open end faces inside
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Fold both the tabs towards one side and check again for any jutting edges- correct if anything protrudes beyond the edges.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
 Apply glue to both the tabs as shown below and stick on the next snowglobe layer.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
When sticking keep the snowglobes in line and gently stick the top layer.And next to get a good secure adhesion and to ensure a perfect pop up mechanism...slide the top layer which you had gently stuck on the tabs underneath towards the side and press---this will take the inside tabs to the side too and ensure a good flat folding 3 D card.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Add the next  2 snowglobe layers in exactly the same way by  sticking the tabs.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
The tabs work in such a way that the snowglobe layers will fold flat to both the sides.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
This  mechanism can be adapted to create any shaped 3 D card not just a snowglobe but is especially effective in the Snowglobe shape. You can also vary the number of layers and make one with just 2 layers if you like.
3 D snowglobe Card
The beautiful wavy design on the outermost layer was created by cutting a card embossed with the  Crafters Companion Ornate Lace 3 D Embossing Folder.
I hope you liked this 3 D card Tutorial and Mermaid themed Snwoglobe .

Supplies : Dies :Heartfelt creations  Under the Sea Die, Memory Box Splash Border,Memory Box Diving Dolphins,Crealies Text Dies No 115,Crealies  Partz No.32, Joy Crafts  Anchor-Ships wheel-Lifebuoy
Stamps : Mermaid from Whimsy   Stamps Goldie, Bubbles from Crealies  Bits and Pieces No. 112,Heartfelt creations  Under the Sea stamp

Linking to  
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- All the snowglobes are diecuts which are really dressed up by stamping and adding on more diecuts. The dolphin, wheel and waves are also die cuts dressed up with Distress Inks  and glitter.
WCMD Craftie Challenge 
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used numbers 2019 
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  Distress Inks on the background and on the die cuts.
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps

7 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your tutorial on how to make the 3D Snowglobe card! You did a wonderful job on this card!

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  2. What a stunning snowglobe Sonia and a great tutorial that you've made to go with it too.. I love how you made seaweed with the tail of the fish.

    Sue xx

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  3. Thank you. Can’t wait to make one or more!

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  4. Another gorgeous card! Love the idea of using the fish tail as seaweed!
    Very creative
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  5. I loved it so much ,not only the image is cute but the pop-up is awesome :)

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  6. Beautiful card.Thank you for the tutorial :-)

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