Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mid Week Midnight Madness...... "Melissa's 3-D Easy Peasy Tutorial"

Welcome to the
"Mid Week Midnight Madness Tutorial"
(click here if you are looking for this weeks sketch challenge)

I would like to thank Melissa for taking the time out to do a tutorial for the Midnight Madness Blog. Melissa is our Guest Designer Diva for the Month of August and I just want to say what a pleasure it has been to work with her. Stay tuned for our Weekly Bonus winner to be revealed later today and then Our Newest September Guest Designer will be annouced on Friday. Have fun with Melissa's tutorial and I hope your projects will take on the "POP" factor for just that much more added fun!!!

The big thing right now is making things Pop right off your scrapbook pages and cards with 3 Dimensional stickers. So why not make your own. These are especially fun for Christmas time. You can use a stamped sleigh, stocking or even a Christmas tree and make it look like they are filled with goodies! It also works well with stamped flowers. It makes them look so real. I decided to make a 3-D Sleigh filled with lots of goodies and presents. Here is how to do it. Easy Peasy!
Step 1: Stamp your image twice using Black Staz-On ink onto white cardstock. Color in the images.
Step 2: Using a glue pen, add glitter to highlight the images. Glitter also makes things pop. For this particular image, I applied the green glitter to the bottom part of only 1 of the sleighs. And the white glitter to the top portion of the other sleigh.
Step 3: Trim around the 1 sleigh with the green bottom, making it the size of the panel you would want.
Step 4: Trim out just the top part of the second sleigh. Apply pop dots to back.
Step 5: Adhere the top part of the sleigh over the entire image.
Step 6: Adhere stamped images or stickers between the two layers of the sleighs, to make them appear as if they are coming out of the sleigh.
Step 7: Adhere to card front.
We would love to see yours too! If you make one, please leave a comment here with the link to it! Have fun!! And Happy Holidays! They'll be here before we know it!!


  1. This is a great tutorial, Melissa! Thank you for taking the time to teach us :) I always love to learn and plan to give this a try soon, xox ~Jeni

  2. Waw fab card and great tutorial! Hugs, Moni

  3. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial Melissa!! I always love to learn new techniques!! I plan to try this one very soon!! I have a sleigh for Christmas that I have been waiting and wonderding what to do with it!! I now know!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  4. thank you for the tutorial Melissa. I plan on trying it this week!

  5. Melissa, SO wonderful to help us all!! I love your card as I mentioned and now I know how you put it together, thank you for your time you spent putting together the tutorial!!!

  6. Beautiful tutorial, Melissa! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!! It's been wonderful getting to know you this past month! You're the sweetest!

    {{{HUGS}}} Sue

  7. Thank you for the tutorial, loved it. You are so lovely to share with all of us.
    Hugs Suzi xx

  8. WOW!! This is just gorgeous!! Great tutorial!! TFS!HUGS

  9. Hi Melissa,
    This is a fab tutorial, thanks for taking the time out to put it on here for everyone.

    Dawn xx

  10. Great tutorial Melissa,Thank you
    Sandra xx

  11. Thanks Melissa, great tutorial - willdef. be trying this, it looks great!

  12. What a great tutorial, Melissa! Thank you for taking the time to share all your secrets with us. Your card is spectacular, and I am so impressed with how you glittered the sleigh! Congratulations for making card of the week with this too!! Fabulous job!! We have just had so much fun with you this month. I am sad to see you go!!


  13. Thanks SO MUCH Melissa! What a wonderful tutorial and fun technique!! Your creation is AMAZING ... LOVE IT!!

  14. Thank you for great tutorial.
    And I was always wondering what should I do with a glitter-glue (a glue full of silver glitters). Now I know!

  15. This is a really lovely tutorial, very Christmasssy card!Thank you for sharing!!


  16. Thanks for showing us how simple it is to create a beautiful, sparkly sleigh for Christmas cards! I love the 3D look! Great tutorial!

  17. Thanks for the great tutorial...will give this a try! Jan

  18. Great card and thanks for the tutorial Melissa..Loz

  19. Wow! Great tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  20. Great tutorial -- your techniques add wonderful dimension and sparkle!

  21. Thanks Melissa for being such a great tutor!!
    I am definitely going to try this technique out.
    Mary Lou

  22. Great tutorial Melissa!! Can't wait to try this. TFS--Patty