Totally Techniques – 3D Punches and Dies


Welcome to the Totally Techniques monthly blog hop!  I’m Lynsay Mahon from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Each month we feature a technique and our team showcases their take on that technique.

This month, our technique is using punches or dies to create 3D elements.  I loved this challenge!  It was fun to take something that is traditionally 2D and turn it into something that pops off the page.

My project uses some very foundational shapes and uses them in a non-traditional way.  I used our 1-1/8″ Scallop circle punch and the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch to layer and make 3D flowers!  The talented Danielle Bennenk inspired the layout of this card.

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Each flower uses 4-6 layers of the scallop punches.  Here’s how to make these flowers:

  1. Punch out 4 of the big scallop shapes and 2 of the small scallop shapes.
  2. Spritz each one with water.
  3. Crumple the paper so the fibres of the paper break down and make it easy to bend.
  4. Layer the 6 scallops (4 big on the bottom and 2 small on the top) and use a hand held punch to put a hole in the centre.
  5. Use one metallic brad in the centre to hold all of the layers together.
  6. Crumple each layer tight and then use your fingers to fan out so that they resemble a flower.
  7. Allow to dry and adhere to project.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this interpretation of 3D punches and Dies.  The see the rest of our team’s projects, please click on the blue button below.

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1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch

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