11.9.14

3 D Chariot Making

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3 D Chariot
       Those who follow my blog  will agree that my creations generally fit into the cute category and I hardly ever make elegant projects so I was quite at a loss when Shalini the owner of Crafter’s Corner sent me a beautiful Marianne Petra die set to use in my DT projects. I had never mustered the courage to buy these type of dies before  as they looked so elegant but intimidating!
Handmade Chariot 2
Princess Carriage
           But as many  of you know I have a little girl who is very much into princesses and fairy tales and so I used the Marianne Petra Corner Die set  to make this glittery pinkish 3 D chariot !
How to have Fun with your Dies
Fun with dies
I learnt a few lessons when I got to play with this intricate die set so let me share my experience on how to get the maximum potential from intricate stencil- emboss style dies such as the Marianne or Spellbinders dies!
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Marianne Petra Die
The  set had 5 beautiful dies, but I was disappointed to see the die cut didnt actually wow! I knew I was missing something!
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Marianne Die
Inking seemed to help beautify many a project ,so back went the die cut into the die, and sponged the diecut using the die like a stencil.
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Inking Diecuts
Looks so much better doesnt it!! Ha Ha I did feel foolish and clever at the same time[LOL!!]. Many dies are actually meant to be inked-- so my adivse to newbies and not so newbies like me who are a tinge lazy , dont hesitate to bring out those inkpads to your dies!
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Embossing with Dies as stencil
           I just recently got the Ranger heat gun and have been having so much fun heat embossing so of course I had to try heat embossing the intricate die cut. With the die cut still in the die ,run your watermark pen on the design[easier than freehand drawing on the die cut], pour clear embossing powder,remove the die  and heat with your heat gun.
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Heat embossed Die cut
Dont you just love the shimmer and texture! You can directly use the watermark pen or even run the embossing ink pad on the die-cut while its in the die and omit the inking step but if you do that tiny errors will show up more! If you ink and emboss- most errors are hardly noticeable!
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Die cut layering
To jazz it up a bit more- make your die cut literally pop by layering it! This set had 2 matching outline dies and I popped up the intricate die cut atop its matching outline using foam tape.
Now on how I made the 3 D Chariot
If you dont have this particular Marianne design--not to worry-- the purpose of the step by step photos in this post is just to show how you can play with your die cuts and  use them to their maximum potential!
Just play with your die cuts like you would do with a jigsaw puzzle- rotate and match and also cut a bit here and glue a bit there and you can make entirely new designs!
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Die cutting tips
The pic above shows the die cuts from the Marianne Petra corner set I used to make the body of the chariot. As I said Rotate  a little,Cut a little, Glue a little, and you get new designs!
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Fun with Dies
I used Spellbinders Asian accents die cuts [again inked and embossed] to make the wheels.You could of course use circles or whatever lovely die cut design you have to serve as wheels [See an easy Chariot Shaped Card made with Scallop Circles: Chariot Shaped Card tutorial ]
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3 D chariot
Joined 2 of the above 2 dimensional chariots using a folded rectangular piece of card stock
Made a roof  using 4 of the 3rd die cut design inked and embossed in white this time
 I joined 2 Spellbinders Majestic labels 25 die-cuts to make the steps [seen in the earlier photo of the chariot] and the seat within the chariot
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3 D diecut chariot
I rolled up some  paper rolls to  to connect the wheels of the 3 D chariot!
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3D Chariot
         I hope you enjoyed the run through on how you can have so much fun with your dies. I know I have shared fairly simple ideas for the seasoned crafter but hoping it will help at least a teeny bit to many!
Currently the chariot has been hijacked by my daughter and her numerous princess dolls are enjoying  riding in it!!
Supplies
Embossing : Versamark Watermark ,WOW Clear Embossing Powders
Dies: 4 dies from the Marianne creatable Petra Corners ,Spellbinders majestic Labels 25, Spellbinders Asian Accents
Linking to Marianne design Kreadivas, All crafts Sep
Edited : This project won 2nd Prize at Marianne Design Divas !

And was Top 3 at Melon Headz 2 or more dies Challenge

It also came top 3 at Divas by Design Anything goes Challenge
It was also top 3 at Imaginations Embossing theme Challenge


72 comments:

  1. Squee! Cute and elegant at the same time. I have a few rarely used intricate dies and am going to try sponging them. Thx for the tip

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    1. Ha Ha I am glad you think that!

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the embossing and how the ink just brought the die to life! Such a creative and elegant project :)

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    1. Yes Tina I was so thrilled when I inked the die cut!

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  3. Lovely die cut chariot.. so magical

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika and wow what a surprise to see your profile picture...at least we get to see Radhika!!

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  4. I think you have outdone yourself! What a gorgeous chariot- and I LOVE the idea of using the die as a stencil and embossing it!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly for the sweet words....I am usually too lazy to ink die cuts but this time I really went to town with the ink and embossing

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  5. It's stunning, Dr Sonia!

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    1. Thank you so much Aneta- so sweet of you to drop in

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  6. Adorable project.
    Thanks for the eyeopener tutorial.
    I love to play with dies in different ways.
    Blessings Elly

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    1. Elly - you are an expert with dies!!

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  7. That is a chariot that any princess would be honored to ride in. It's beautiful

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    1. Ha Ha Yes my daughter thinks so too and many prince and princess dolls have already taken a ride in it...fortunately I used some strong glue to make it and the chariot is still going strong!

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  8. Very nice, so many ideas with these designs, looking perfect! Thanks for sharing dear :)
    Khadija
    www.creativekhadija.com

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  9. Hello Miss Sonia,, well you have certainly over come any problems with using die cuts, this is SPECTACULAR, it's WOW now, thanks for sharing all those tips, your Little Pricess will adore it, hope you have a wonderful week.. ((( BIG HUGS)))

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  10. Wow!!!
    So beautiful!
    I loved it!

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  11. Dear Sonia,
    You are so talentet. I love your creation. It is always nice, what you Do.
    Have a nice Day, Sonia and thanks for this Tutorial.
    Hugs, Anja

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  12. I'm so amazed at how you could see those die's ... then create the prettiest chariot ! You have such a wonderful imagination and are so creative. Thank you for sharing the tutorial too!

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  13. Now this is a beautiful chariot!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow! This is the most beautiful chariot I've ever seen and I know your daughter loves it. Great tips today!!!!

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  15. Gorgeous project Sonia, I love the pretty dies and embossing. Thank you for playing along with our Monochromatic Challenge at Whimsy Stamps. We would love to see you again ... Anet x

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  16. OMG! What a wonderful project you have made. Very Creative and just using small dies too. Fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

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  17. Inking and embossing has completely changed the look of die cut ! Its looking beautiful ..loved the chariot and the delicate roof :)

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  18. WOW you created one beautiful chariot. Love the pink and all the glitters. Well done my friend.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  19. Great idea!! You are a genius!!! Thanks for the inspiration of alternative diecut use!!!

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  20. WOW!! You are so amazingly creative!! What a clever and fabulous use of the dies!! The chariot is absolutely stunning!! Wow, wow, wow!! I love, love this!! Pink and sparkly and gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. Really stunning!! Love your work with the die cuts!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki!!

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  22. Wow Sonia, I absolutely adore your 3d Cinderella carriage, it is just stunning and I am sure your daughter is having wonderful fun with it. You may have to start a production line of them once her friends see it.
    Julie x

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    1. Ha Ha Julie...my daughter has a very possessive streak so whatever I make, if she likes it,...it stays at home!! LOL !!

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  23. Stunning project Sonia..Loz

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  24. So gorgeous Sonia..I never think to ink up while the die cut is still in the die and you have just given me a very helpful tip...thank you.I think your carriage is just beautiful and see it filled with flowers on the coffee table...gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Chrissy...I cant believe I could give you a tip or two about die cutting...Come one you are my die - guru [ means teacher in our language!!]!!

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  25. CUDO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jesteś niesamowita, wspaniała praca :)) Pozdrawiam

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    1. Thank you so much Hani...Glad you liked my chariot

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  26. beautiful chariot Sonia!! I loved this!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  27. Prettiest chariot ever :) You are incredibly talented !

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    1. Oh so sweet of you Deepti

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  28. whoa! how pretty and FUN, Dr. Sonia! Looks amazing and like every little girl's dream! Hope you are doing well. I always enjoy visiting your blog! hugs, de

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    1. Thank you so much Donna...ha ha yes its so glittery and sparkly photos dont capture the beauty!! And my daughter loves it

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  29. This is soooo awesome! Beautiful and creative! And I hadn't thought of inking those dies. Thank you for that! I will try it next time. I love your results! :)

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    1. Oh I am so glad I posted about the inking tip then Katy

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  30. Brilliant - It's beautiful! My granddaughters would just love one of these, even more special I am sure they would like to help make them. Love the inking and the glitter tip. Will have to check out my dies. Enjoy your day!

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  31. Stunning Sonia
    - you never fail to impress with your beatiful creatiions

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  32. WOW!!

    Stunning creation:)

    Merethe

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  33. Oh my goodness - this is stunning! Amazing creation and fit for a princess!

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  34. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Such a clever design, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  35. WOW, this is stunning, good luck hun xx Thank you for joining us over at http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Divas by Design DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  36. this is so adorable! love it!

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  37. What a beautiful Princess carriage.Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter - good luck! Susan x

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  38. congrats on winning cherry Lynn texture challenge Dr Sonia..

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika..had been entering their weekly challenges for quite some time and finally got lucky!!

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    2. i know you will buy some awesome dies and paly with them :D

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  39. Excellent work!! Love how you have used the Marianne Design dies..
    Happy to see your pretty work at Marianne DEsign Divas, please come back soon,
    Goodluck
    Hugs Blankina

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  40. Die3D Kutsche ist ganz bezaubernd und traumhaft schön gestaltet ,vielen Dank das du diesmal an der Marianne Design Divas challenge teilnimmst.ich hoffe wir sehen dich wieder!
    Liebe Grüße Gudrun DT

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  41. This is just great!!
    Thanks for joining us at TPS this week and good luck. :)
    Hugs Anna

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  42. Ohhh I missed that you are also joining Marianne Design Kreadivas, good luck and thanks,
    Hugs Blankina

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  43. Great use of die . Very neatly made and as superb as always.

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  44. This is mind blowing work! The chariot is so pretty and the process was very well explained! I love the thing that you gave us that inking the die cuts tip! I am not really good at die cutting techniques but and certainly not with intricate dies...but the idea of inking the die cuts is fun! :)
    Prisha must have loved this one!
    Congratulations on your Marianne designs! You made us all so proud! :)

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  45. Świetna robota. Bardzo pomysłowo. Efekt końcowy rewelacyjny. Brawo:)

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  46. WOW...a stunning project!!! Congrats on your win, too!!

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  47. My Word this charriot is awsome! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Mariannes Design Kreadivas challenge this month I hope you return with another stunning creation!
    Hugs Gudrun DT

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  48. Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours!
    So glad you have joined us in the Marianne Design Kreadiva´s Challenge!
    Nela xx

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  49. Amazing! Sometimes it is good to get things you won't buy yourself, isn't it? Thanks for joining us at MD Kreadiva's Challenges.

    Jay Jay

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  50. Wow!! I lovee this chariot...so gorgeous and elegant! I think its high time I buy a die cutting machine... I soo want to try all the awesome tutorials you post doc! Fabulous work ! Congratulations on all the wins.. :)

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  51. Beautiful chariot .. And thanks a lot for the tip :)

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