Thursday, April 19, 2012

iCopic: 3-D Envelope

Hi everyone!  I want to share a DT project I created for the iCopic challenge -  Spring Colored Project"!   I love this time of year and just can't get enough of it!  I feel like doing the "Happy Dance"!    That brings me to the project I created for you  with the adorable image, Milton with Poppy from Wild Rose Studio. 

Before I go into the tutorial for this 3-D project, I want to share some great news.  There will be a new, limited edition of popular Copic Markers coming out soon.   Pre-order is happening now at iCopic!

Many of us spend a  lot of hours creating diminutional cards and shudder to think of them being crushed in an envelope.  For cards that will be delivered by mail,  I place them in a Priority Mail box before mailing.  The cost is $5.35 - but I can spend hours to days creating one card.    But what do you do for those you just hand to those special people?   I have created a little 3-D Envelope that will be a beautiful way to present the card that you spent hours creating.

I Started with Y26 in my shadow area.

I blended from dark to light  adding Y21, Y13, Y11 and Y000. 
I worked on a lingo petal at a time in order to work while my ink was still wet.

 I used C7, C5 and C3 for the center of my poppy.   My grass and foliage was colored with G40, YG63 and YG67.
I colored little Milton with E30, E31, E34, E35, E37.   I used a stippling method.  I then used my Copic Colorless Blender to add more texture.   I doodled on his nose with Copic Multiliner Sepia 0.3 mm and on his ear with Copic Multiliner Pink 0.3 mm.   

Close up of my punched flowers.  I used a snowflake punch for my foliage. 

This is the assembled card   I did not want my flowers to get crushed by a 2A envelope so I created a 3-3-D envelope to hold the card.  

I  started with aa 8 in X 11 in. piece for firm card stock.
With the card stock in vertical position, I scored at 1/2 in, 1 in, 7 in and 7 1/2 in.  
With the card stock positioned in landscape orientation, score at 2 1/2 in, 3 in,  7 1/2 in and 8 in. 

Cut coordinating card stock and  designer paper to coordinate with your card.   
5.5 in x 2 in.
 5.5 in x 4 in.
 5.5in x 2.5 in

Designer Paper
5.25 in x 1.37 in
5.25 in x 3.75 in.
5.25 in x 2.25 in

I rounded the corners of the top flap and top of the side flap. 

Finished 3-D Envelope.   
The perfect size for your 3-D cards!   

Finished Spring Project

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


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  1. Your project is fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing how you created it!! Thanks for posting at The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog!!

  2. This is wonderful Marie! The 3-D envelope is fabulous! Saw it on MIM!

  3. What a darling card! And I LOVE that envelope--fabulous creations!!! :)

  4. You're a pure genius! I've bookmarked this and will be making SEVERAL of these envelopes. Thanks Marie, I love it and I love your card and coordinating envelope VERY MUCH!!! The snowflake foliage looks perfect. :)

    Thank you so much for linking up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Hugs to you my friend,
    Lisa xx

  5. So pretty...thanks for the envelope tutorial! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  6. Marie, LOVE!!! LOVE!!! This tutorial you did, I bookmarked this and I hope to make these. Your card turned out fantastic!!! Thats for sharing this project.

  7. So totally fabulous! Gorgeous coloring and a great tutorial. Thank you! BTW, I pinned it!!!

  8. Hi Marie, Thank you for your mini tutorial. Love it when people unlock the mysteries of their creative process. Gorgeous creation.
    I saw your link on MIM, I'm number 162 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  9. oh I love how hairy he looks!!!! super cute!

    I saw you at MIM!!!! I am #189

    -- dalis

  10. What a fab project...and a great tutorial....thanks for playing with the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  11. Oh, this is fabulous!!! Your card is absolutely adorable and so are those pups! :) Your coloring is beautiful, reminding me I need to get serious about pursuing some lessons on Copics! I've dabbled here and there, but need some "official" guidance! :) Thanks for joining us over at the CCCB!

  12. Beautiful card and I love the snowflake foliage, who would have guessed! Your 3D envelope is a real keeper!

  13. Lovely project and fabulous coloring! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  14. Great tutorial Marie! The 3D envelope is great and your directions are very easy to follow... thanks! Yep this is definitely getting bookmarked!


  15. So gorgeous! I love these colors and papers. They are perfect for a spring project. You colored this little bear beautifully

  16. I just tried it. Not nearly as pretty as yours! But the tutorial worked wonderful. :)
    Thanks Marie!

  17. Gift Card envelopes have so much match with each other..thanks for sharing.

  18. Beautiful card and I love the snowflake foliage, who would have guessed! Your 3D envelope is a real keeper!


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