Monday, 11 October 2010

Pyramage Christmas Card Tutorial

I'm pleased to bring you the first in a regular series of free craft tutorials wot (sic) I have done.

If you haven't seen pyramage before, the principle is similar to 3D decoupage. Instead of building up individual parts of the image, you focus on one part of the image and build up ever decreasing layers. Confused? Have a look at the pictures and it should make more sense.


Kanban Tiverton diecut frames
Kanban Winter Post diecut papercraft toppers
Papermania Gem Sparkling Stars
Papermania Adhesive Shimmer Dots
Papermania Pearlescent DL card pack
Glue roller or double-sided tape
Sticky 3D pads

Step 1: Remove frame and the 3 layers of your image from the die cut sheet. Trim notches if needs be. Apply glue/double sided tape to the back of the largest image, then attach to your frame, like so.

Step 2: Take the next smallest image and apply foam pads to the back, do this with each layer of your design. This card has 3 layers, but I've seen some with up to 5.

Step 3: After you've added the foam pads, layer up each image on top of the previous one, carefully lining them up with the first picture. This creates your 3D effect.

Step 4: Glue or tape the topper to your chosen card, and add a sentiment. I've also added some adhesive gems to finish off the card, but you could add glitter, ribbons etc, according to your own taste. And there you have it - your finished card!


Vintage Vixen said...

Isn't that pretty? You are a clever girl!
I'm envying your Mr Darren dress, that was one of my mum's favourite labels when I was a youngster. You have to share! xxx

Sheila said...

So, so, so pretty!!!
thank you for the tutorial.
x x x