Looking for an easy way to add the “wow” factor to the coloring on your cards?  3D decoupage is the process of layering a series of flat images to create one super-dimensional focal point for your project.  This relatively clean and simple congratulations card comes alive with multiple layers of stamped floral images that I colored on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.

Start by trimming several pieces of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock to 5.5″ x 8.5″.  Stamp your card front with floral images and a sentiment in alcohol marker-friendly ink, then stamp the images two to three more times on additional pieces of cardstock.  I used a stamp press to accomplish this more quickly.

Color the images with alcohol markers.  For the full card front, you’ll need to color all of the stamped image, but for each additional layer, only color the portion of the image that you’ll be cutting out and layering as shown. 

Note: Since you’ll be layering the images, you really don’t need to fully color those that will remain at the back of the layered stack…I just enjoy coloring and find that as I do the same image over and over again, my coloring improves and my top layer ends up looking much nicer!

Fussy-cut the images from the top two layers as shown.  To give the cut layers a more finished look, “paint” the edges with a water-based black marker (brush-tipped markers like this one can get into the tiny crevices easily!).

Add a simple border to the card front panel about a half-inch from the edge with a ruler and a fine-point marker.

Blend light yellow ink around the edges of the panel with a foam blending tool to really make the blue flowers pop off the page.

Trim a piece of Jellybean Green Pop Tone Cardstock to 8.625″ x 5.625″, a piece of Basis Blue Cardstock to 8.875″ x 5.875″, and two pieces of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock to 9.15″ x 6.125″ and 9.125″ x 6.625″.  Score the larger white cardstock panel at 0.5″ on the shorter side.

Tie a bow of yellow twine around the bottom corner of the card front panel, add foam adhesive to the back, and press it onto the green mat layer.  Then adhere this to the blue mat layer with tape runner.  Using Score-Tape, adhere the extra-large cardbase together at the half-inch scored tab.

After adhering the card front to the base with tape runner, add the layered images to the card with foam tabs, curling the edges of each layer upward a bit for even more dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this 3D decoupage card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today and remember that Classic Crest and Linen Cardstocks are on sale this month!

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